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The Jazz Gala Concert - The Rodger Fox Big Band

Ticket Information

  • Admission: $38.00 each
  • Manawatu Jazz Club Member: $32.00 each
  • Student: $22.00 each
  • Buy Tickets – 06 351 4409
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Sat 1 Jun 2024, 8:00pm–10:00pm


All Ages


The Rodger Fox Big Band plays the music and arrangements of internationally acclaimed artists Matt Harris, Clay Jenkins and Cory Christiansen

Vocal Guest: Erna Ferry

The Rodger Fox Big Band Has Promoted Live Concerts in the Global Festival Arena, Montreux Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Wichita Jazz Festival, the International Association of Jazz Educators Concert 1997 & 1999 and Concerts in London, Singapore, Australia, Poland and the Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans in 2020 and 2024.

Winner of the New Zealand Jazz Recording of the Years in 1981, 2001, 2004, 2009 and 2011. Plus Being a Finalists on 8 Other Occasions.

Matt Harris – Piano, Has Written for and Performed with the Great Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson Bands.
Clay Jenkins – Trumpet, Has Performed with Joe Labarbera’s Quintet and the Clayton/hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Count Basie, Clayton – Hamilton.
Cory Christianson – Guitar, Has Played with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Coffin, James Moody, Steve Houghton, Jeremy Allen.

And Erna Ferry Performing Material Recorded at Sear Sound in New York City with Arrangements by Matt Harris.

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