scoop.co.nz 22 Mar, 2021 23:15 am

Three Of Aotearoa’s Biggest Names In Jazz Headline The 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival

Three Of Aotearoa’s Biggest Names In Jazz Headline The 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival
Hot on the heels of its rescheduled 2020 Festival in November, Wellington Jazz Festival returns this winter with its 2021 edition, bringing Whirimako Black, Nathan Haines and Michael Houstoun with the Rodger Fox Big Band together as headline artists. Spanning ...

Hot on the heels of its rescheduled 2020 Festival in November, Wellington Jazz Festival returns this winter with its 2021 edition, bringing Whirimako Black, Nathan Haines and Michael Houstoun with the Rodger Fox Big Band together as headline artists.Described as the country’s undisputed soul diva, this multi award-winning artist brings her rich and versatile sound to Wellington Jazz Festival, accompanied by a special line-up of musicians for this exclusive performance.Wellington Jazz Festival’s Director Ngā Toi Māori, Mere Boynton says: “Whirimako will be performing sumptuous soul renditions of jazz favourites as well as originals and traditional waiata, so don’t miss this one-off performance celebrating a legendary talent”.And finally, two of New Zealand’s best-loved musicians - leading classical pianist, Michael Houstoun, and foremost jazz trombonist and big band leader Rodger Fox are set to bring their acclaimed collaboration to Wellington Jazz Festival featuring special guest, supreme blues vocalist Erna Ferry.

Wellington Jazz Festival Creative Director Marnie Karmelita says she is delighted the Festival is once again bringing together some of the biggest jazz names in the country.“Wellington Jazz Festival is all about celebrating jazz in all its forms as well as the extraordinary jazz scene in Wellington.

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