Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
Time: 5:00pm – Doors open | 5:30pm – Bar opens | 6:00pm – Live music
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Entry: $10 each, at the door
Note: This is a special mid-winter Jazz Club event – invite your friends.
The Turner Centre Jazz Club Presents
THE LOUIS PRIMA SHOW
The Jazz Club is thrilled to present for the first time a classic entertaining floor show. The show is the music from the famous Las Vegas, 50s jazz/swing duo ‘Louis Prima and Keely Smith’. They were a big sensation in their long running show at the Sahara Casino in Vegas. Their recorded hits included songs such as, ‘Just A Gigolo – Ain’t Got Nobody’, ‘That Old Black Magic’, ‘Up A Lazy River’, just to name a few.
This is going to be an exciting, very entertaining experience that will transport you to a night of jazz and swing in ‘Las Vegas’.
The vocalists performing these songs, along with more great jazz standards, are;
Adrian Keeling – Vocals; is also an actor, television and stage star. He is most famous in New Zealand for his performances on TV’s hospital drama Shortland Street, where he was Marge’s first husband. He is also seen in advertisements on television. In addition to this, Adrian has spent time working in London’s West End in various stage shows. He has performed regularly in many shows and with several bands since his return to New Zealand. This includes some years with the 1932 Jazz Orchestra and, more recently, the tribute band, ‘Prima’.
This is a very experienced entertainer. One who knows how to, “work the crowd” to make for a fun evening of entertainment. Adrian has a huge repertoire of songs. They include the music of the crooners, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Louis Prima. He is the epitome of the entertainer.
Adrian and his family arrived in Kerikeri in 1980 where they all became involved in the community. Adrian was a member of The Kerikeri Players, producing and appearing in many productions over twelve years. With his wife, who had the Keeling Dance Academy, they involved many young performers from the community in all types of productions. Adrian left Kerikeri to play the part of Tom in ‘Shortland Street’.
Jane Horder – Vocals, Piano; is the consummate entertainer, vocalist and pianist. She has performed in stage musicals, performs alongside the best jazz musicians, and also does covers from a wide range of music. Jane conducted the surprise concert for jazz legend Russ Garcia in 2009. She has an extensive background in musical theatre as a performer and musical director. Jane has toured in shows such as Chess, Chicago, Hello Dolly, and has been the vocalist with the Queen City Big Band. She teaches music and drama in Auckland secondary schools and also has her own private teaching practice.
MIKE WALKER TRIO
We are also very proud to present The Mike Walker Trio for the night’s music, firstly as the trio and also as the backing musicians for the night’s entertainment.
Mike Walker – Piano; is the President of the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club. He has been one of New Zealand’s most highly regarded pianists for over half a century. In 1960 after spending time playing in Sydney, Australia, Mike returned home to play in the Jazz clubs of central Auckland, including the Montmartre and the Embers night club. From there he moved to London to play shows and in night clubs. Mike has toured and backed many international artists, including Shirley Bassey and Leo Sayer. He also has played piano with many of our well know artists such as Dinah Lee, Billy T James, Tommy Adderley, and Ray Woolf, who he still works with to this day. Mike Walker is truly one of New Zealand’s finest jazz musicians.
Pete McGregor – Bass; is a well-known professional bassist and band leader in his own right. He has been in the entertainment industry since the age of six and professionally from the age of thirteen. He started working in dance bands in his home towns of Tauranga and Rotorua. He moved to Auckland in 1969 to further pursue his musical career as a full-time musician. Pete has formed many bands over the years including, ‘All That Jazz’, and swing band ‘Prima Swing Riot’ which included Adrian and Jane.
Bruce King – Drums; he has played with many overseas artists including famous 60’s icons, Gene Pitney, Sandy Shore and Helen Shapiro. He was the resident drummer for the Auckland Neophonic Orchestra. He has played drums for the Howard Morrison Quartet, and the Billy T James TV Show, “Radio Times”. You would have heard Bruce on many New Zealand recordings.
These three are some of New Zealand’s most experienced musicians. It is a real treat and honour to have them back to perform for us at the New World Theatre Bar Jazz Club, Kerikeri in July.
Friday, 27 July | Bar open from 5:30pm, music starts at 6:00pm | $10 entry
You are invited to a Jazz Night that is truly an experience not to be missed.
Note: A reasonable standard of dress is required.