Tuesday June 6
Aurora Centre, Burnside HighNot-to-be missed!Dave Weckl drum workshop – 5.30pm-6.45 $20
Gala Concert with Tony Lindsay, Dave Weckl, Alex Sipiagin, Adam Schroeder and the Rodger Fox Big Band – 8pm $55
Buy tickets here (Full price adult tickets for drum workshop and/or gala concert)
1.30 – 2.15pm
2.15 – 3.00pm
3.00 – 3.15 Transition to individual workshops
3.15 – 4.15pm
4.30 – 5.00pm
5.00 – 5.30pm Short break
5.30 – 6.45 pm Dave Weckl Drum workshop/masterclasses
6.45pm to 8.00pm Dinner break
8.00pm Concert featuring all the Artists and the Rodger Fox Big Band
Grateful thanks to local organisations Rata Foundation and Music Education Canterbury for their support.
Calling all up and coming student jazz musicians who are under 20 and live in the Christchurch area….
Applications are now open to audition for the fantastic Christchurch Youth Jazz Orchestra!
Applications close May 19, so be in!
Details are at http://www.bigbandfest.org.nz/cyjo-2017/
Fun and interesting facts
24 bands playing over the weekend
55 public performances to check out
7 bands at the ball on 2 stages
James Morrison is not only a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and educator, but he also flies a jet plane and was has presented on Top Gear Australia.
On top of the public 55 performances and 4 workshops, 6 bands will be recording at Orange Studio in the weekend, and bands will be visiting the public hospital, 2 retirement villages and the Arts centre, and 5 bands are having full band workshops with Rodger Fox
Iain Clarke, the founder of the Festival, has written a book on the first 5 years of the festival which will be available at the Opening
Have you got your James Morrison ticket? The Early Bird prices for the James Morrison’s Big Band Gala concert (Oct 23) closes on Sept 20th!
Meanwhile, this week …
MONDAY Sept 19th
ARA Music Arts
You can also get to hear this band play with James Morrison on oct 23 as the opening for the Big Band Festival Gala Concert.
Congratulations to Rebecca Thompson and John Paterson, the lucky winners of double passes to Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox concert on August 29th!