Month: June 2017

The Comet Is Coming – The 13th Floor Interview

This appeared last month as a promotion for the upcoming Wellington Jazz Festival: http://www.13thfloor.co.nz/?p=88520 Playing the Wellington Jazz Festival this weekend are the London-based psychedelic funk-meisters The Comet is Coming. They mix sounds from the universe including snippets of Parliament, Sun Ra and Afro-funk pioneers like Fela Kuti – all channelled through a digital

The Comet Is Coming: Wellington Jazz Festival, Wellington Opera House, 10 June 2017

The Comet is Coming. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court/ Wellington Jazz Festival The Comet is Coming came, saw and conquered, leaving an explosion of psychedelic dust in its wake and the uncontrollable urge for Festival goers to get down and boogie. Wellington was passionate about The Comet, nearly selling out the Opera

Harold López-Nussa Trio – Wellington Opera House 11 June 2017

Photos by Lisa B Doyle/ Wellington Jazz Festival What a treat, to finish this year’s festival with the Harold López-Nussa Trio. Beaming ear-to-ear, all three, which included Horacio Hernandez (electric bass) and ‘Harry’s’ brother Ruy Adrian (drums) exuded radiant energy and a real sense of fun.

Jonathan Crayford Wins Tui for best Jazz Album

Jonathan Crayford was awarded the Tui for Best Jazz Album, at a cocktail party attended by Wellington’s jazz community and sponsors of the Wellington Jazz Festival. Callum Allardice announces the award at the Wellington Jazz Festival Photo: Stephen A’Court. The event included Anthony Healey, Head of APRA and Damian Vaughan

Reb Fountain – Hopeful & Hopeless (Southbound)

First appeared on http://www.13thfloor.co.nz As its title suggests, Hopeful/Hopeless is something of a tribute to those we’ve lost and those that remain. ‘Death’ is a common but never mournful theme running through these five beautifully crafted songs. This is also a fitting tribute to one of this country’s most innovative

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