Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Time: 5:00pm – Doors open | 5:30pm – Bar open | 6:00pm – Music starts
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: $5 door sales
Note: A reasonable standard of dress is required
Proudly sponsored by STAY Kerikeri
The music we will hear is from a mixture of older Jazz Standards to modern jazz played by ViVa Jazz Quartet, along with the songs of Manhattan Transfer, Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 performed by Take 5.
Yes, we have a double treat this month for you, with first the exciting talent and musical abilities of ViVa Jazz. Matt Hennessy is bringing his own band of very experienced jazz musicians that is ViVa Jazz to the Turner Centre featuring:
Miles Tremlett, Saxophone/Flute; Miles is a versatile, soulful and experienced performer who’s musicality has seen him play many genres including classical music and jazz. This seasoned musician has played in various bands throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty and more recently Auckland in ViVa Jazz Quartet and the Auckland Saxophone Quartet.
In the Bay of Plenty he played in Cruize (a corporate stage band), Miles Ahead, Sax Appeal (saxophone quartet) and Trevor Braunias Jazz Band plus many more whilst playing in and leading the Tauranga Big Band.
Dean Tremlett, Bass; This talented, stylish and versatile musician who plays 5 string electric and upright basses also originated from the Bay of Plenty. Dean’s musical career has included the Bay of Plenty Big Band, representing Bay of Plenty in the National Youth Rock Quest and bassist in the NZ Symphonic Youth Orchestra. Over the years he has played in jazz, rock, blues and originals bands, plus Pit Orchestras in the Bay of Plenty and Auckland. Dean has also been a key member of Miles Ahead and presently, ViVa Jazz Quartet.
Darren Smith, Piano; Originally from Tauranga and now based in Auckland, Keyboard player Darren Smith has a long association with the Jazz scene and with Miles and Dean having worked together in bands and been friends for over 30 years. From Musical Director of Tauranga’s Bay Big Band in the 80’s to professional piano and Keyboard demonstrator for international brands Yamaha and Technics. Darren has spent the last 30 years as a professional in the music industry, which has included setting up one of New Zealand’s largest contemporary keyboard schools in the late 80’s with over 3000 students. Darren is still involved in the music education scene today, running teacher clinics on contemporary playing, and is one of the musical directors of the Wellington Band and Orchestral festival and also he is a founding member of ABODA.
Matt Hennessy, Drums/Percussion; has gigged and recorded with many well-known New Zealand jazz and blues groups. Originally from USA, Matt has lived in New Zealand for the past 30 years. He is an ex-Northlander now based on Auckland’s North Shore. Some may remember Matt in the early days of the Bay of Islands Jazz Fest playing with Mike Nettmann, Kokomo, Roy Philips (“The Peddlers”), Red Wilson, “Smokestack”, “ViVa Jazz”, and backed many other international artists. More recently played around Northland with “Lounge Sweet” and “About Time Jazz Trio” and also performs with The John Leigh Calder Trio.
His roots are in St Louis – playing all genres from his most loved modern jazz to his first influences, the three B’s: Bach, Brubeck, and Beatles. He is most at home with jazz, funk, fusion, rock, and blues. This man as we know has rhythm!
We also present: Take 5, with Mike Nettmann on piano.
As you know the Turner Centre would not exist without the dedication and hard work of all our volunteers. So we thought why not invite a couple of them plus some of our Jazz Club supporters who are all vocalists with the Bay of Island Singers to do a short floor show for us.
We present to you Take 5, with Mike Nettmann on piano, backed by ViVa Jazz. They will be singing a repertoire from the song books of The Manhattan Transfer and Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66.
The Turner Centre Jazz Club invites you to a fine night of entertainment.
Also, a delicious selection of tapas will be available on the night.