Doors Open 5.00pm
Bar Opens 5.30pm-9.30pm
Live Jazz from 6.00pm
Friday, 23rd February 2018
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Entry $5.00 each
The Turner Centre presents:
PHIL BROADHURST and JULIE MASON
The New World Theatre Bar Jazz Club is delighted and proud to present a must see performance by superb Jazz artists Phil Broadhurst and Julie Mason. This is as good as it gets. Featured along with them is the well-known bassist Billy Kristian and one of the greatest drummers to come out of NZ, Frank Gibson Jr. These four internationally known musicians will give Kerikeri music lovers a performance that won’t be forgotten.
Phil and Julie have just returned from overseas performing in clubs such as ‘Ronnie Scott’s’ in London and ‘The Bb Club’ in Berlin. They travelled from Paris to the South of France playing and listening to a world of Jazz.
Phil Broadhurst: (Piano) has performed highly acclaimed music at jazz and arts festivals throughout Australasia for many years. He is a prolific composer and an educator of jazz. He has released many albums and has won the ‘Tui NZ Music Award for Jazz Album of the Year’, four times. (most recently, ‘Panacea’ in 2016). Phil presented ‘Art of Jazz’ on Radio NZ’s concert program for over 20 years. He has also been awarded the MNZM for services to Jazz.
Julie Mason: (Vocals) has for a number of years been a favourite at many festivals and jazz clubs throughout Australasia. She has performed music to diverse audiences including British Royalty and American presidents, (Bill Clinton). She has recorded six albums to date as band-leader, pianist and vocalist and has been a finalist in the NZ Music Awards. Julie established the ‘Auckland Jazz Workshop’ to provide a platform for young students. She also performed with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra in their ‘Cisco Jazz series’.
Julie and Phil were both tutors for many years in the Jazz Department at Massey University’s Albany Campus. Together they will be bringing us an appetising mix of tunes from the ‘Great American Song Book’ so be prepared to hear some favourite ‘Gershwin,’ ‘Jerome Kern,’ ‘Cole Porter,’ and songs from many other American composers.
Billy Kristian: (Bass) is joining Phil and Julie for this special Jazz Club night. He is our very own Northland resident studio owner/musician/music producer. He has played and recorded with many top international artists including ‘Georgie Fame’ (‘I say Yeh Yeh’,) and Roy Phillips (‘The Peddlers’). Billy has played in New Zealand since the 50s and 60s and has also toured and played for many years overseas including Australia, Hong Kong, USA, and in England at the famous ‘Ronnie Scott’s’ jazz club in London. Billy would have to be one of the most renowned and revered bass players in New Zealand.
Frank Gibson Jr. Drummer extraordinaire has toured in concert with a long list of international artists. They include, Nat Adderley, John Scofield, Frank Foster, Johnny Griffin, Ernie Watts, Rick Wakeman, Milt Jackson and pop artists such as Dusty Springfield and Leo Sayer. He has been a major feature on the New Zealand Jazz scene ever since the 50s and has recorded in many jazz line-ups including his own band Dr Tree, the Alan Broadbent Trio and with Mike Nock.
We at the Jazz Club are incredibly honoured and excited to bring these wonderful musicians to the Turner Centre. We are all in for a real treat!
Queenstown Resort – Culinary – will be providing a delicious selection of tapas.
Bar opens on Friday, 23rd February 2018 at 5.30pm with Live Jazz from 6.00pm. Doors Open 5.00pm. See you there!
Note: A reasonable standard of dress is required.