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Whanganui celebrates International Jazz Day

April 30

Ken Chernoff from Whanganui Jazz Club says,

This year we celebrate year four, with the 2021 program carried forward from the 2020 event that was postponed due to the COVID lockdown.

The venue is Whanganui Collegiate School and their 300 seat Prince Edward Auditorium.

STUDENT WORKSHOPS 1pm
High School music teachers throughout the region select students to gather at Whanganui Collegiate. New Zealand jazz maestro Rodger Fox and his jazz music educators introduce ensemble playing and improvisation, preparing the students for the evening performance.

GALA CONCERT 7pm
The concert celebrates the tradition of of jazz music, its influence on contemporary culture and its importance to education.
Dr. Fox assembles a dazzling group of jazz musicians, (click on poster below for more info). Robyn Kamira and WAI.TAI add music from the heart of Aotearoa, and music students from Whanganui and the Manawatu region add an indescribable joy to the proceedings.

This is a Gala Concert in every sense, and an entertaining evening full of surprise.

For ticket prices, see the EventFinda page below.

Int. Jazz Day Poster

Venue

Prince Edward Auditorium, Whanganui
Whanganui Collegiate School
Whanganui, New Zealand
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