NZSM Jazz Project

NZSM Jazz Project

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Event type: Music Events

5-7 Jun 2019 from 8.30 am - 3.30 pm 5th Jun 2019 8:30am 7th Jun 2019 3:30pm

Michael Fowler Centre and Victoria University of Wellington

jazz students

The NZSM Jazz Project takes place during the Wellington Jazz Festival (5-9 June), and includes a Big Band Competition and Combo Competition for secondary school students, adjudicated by leading musicians and educators including Matt Harris, Lauren Ellis, Mark Donlon, Daniel Hayles, Mike Taylor and Eilish Wilson.

The following events are open to the public:

NZSM JAZZ PROJECT COMBO COMPETITION

Wednesday 5 June 8:30am - 3:30pm
Hunter Lounge and Studio 310, Student Union Building, Victoria University of Wellington
Free

Hear secondary school jazz combos from around New Zealand. This competition runs throughout the day and each band has a 20-minute performance followed by a workshop led by a guest adjudicator.

NZSM JAZZ PROJECT BIG BAND COMPETITION

Thursday 6 June 9am - 2:45pm
Michael Fowler Centre 
Free

Hear secondary school big bands from around New Zealand.The Big Band Competition runs throughout the day and each band has a 20-minute performance on stage at the Michael Fowler Centre followed by a workshop led by a guest adjudicator in the Renouf Foyer.

MODERN LOCAL

Friday 7 June 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Renouf Foyer, Michael Fowler Centre
Free

NZSM's Friday Lunchtime Concert for this week is held downtown as part of the Wellington Jazz Festival, and features contemporary original jazz curated by Lauren Ellis and Daniel Hayles.

Enjoy a selection of premiere performances and new arrangements of modern jazz written especially for this concert and line-up, including tunes by two-time Jazz Composition of the Year Tui award winner Callum Allardice. Featuring some of the hottest young players in the Wellington jazz scene, made up of Honours and Masters graduates and current tutors of the New Zealand School of Music Jazz programme: Mike Taylor (trumpet), Eilish Wilson (sax), Callum Allardice (guitar), Daniel Hayles (keys), Chris Beernink (bass) and Lauren Ellis (drums).