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May 2021

Jazz on your Feet Swing Dance

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aqaba Cafe and Restaurant, 186 Broadway Avenue
Palmerston North, Manawatu 4410 New Zealand
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$10

with MJC Big Swing Band - bring your dancing shoes.

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Café Scene – Feilding

May 30 - May 31
Cafes in Feilding Feilding, 4702 New Zealand
Free

11am – Late Free  live Jazz in venues around Feilding Town Centre

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June 2021

Dave Wilson Quintet + String Quartet

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Globe Theatre, 312 Main Street
Palmerston North, Manawatu 4410 New Zealand
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Dave Wilson presents his latest project of original music featuring his performance on tenor saxophone and bass clarinet in an ensemble joining his quintet with a string quartet. Growing up in the Chicago area, building his career in Los Angeles, and working as a performer and researcher in eastern Europe, Dave's music flows out of his experience in styles of jazz, popular music, and beyond. During his doctoral studies at UCLA, Dave studied under the mentorship of legendary jazz composer…

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Kevin Downing’s 101 Lab Band

June 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Globe Theatre, 312 Main Street
Palmerston North, Manawatu 4410 New Zealand
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Always a popular concert for the Manawatu Jazz & Blues Festival, the 101 Lab Band is a 17-piece guitar orchestra run by Kevin Downing who is an internationally recognised guitar educator. The band plays a mixture of jazz and blues and has a reputation for backing some of the world’s greatest jazz and blues guitar players and singers. Some of the tunes being played are also written by Grammy nominated artists especially for the band. Running for 32 years, the…

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The Jac: high-octane modern jazz octet

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Globe Theatre, 312 Main Street
Palmerston North, Manawatu 4410 New Zealand
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The Jac is back! A year on from the online release of their third studio album A Gathering, the high-octane modern jazz octet is reforming in 2021 to tour Aotearoa once again, with a follow up album: Walking Spirits. Tūī, one of the titles from A Gathering, was awarded the APRA NZ Best Jazz Composition award in 2020. The Jac have headlined the Wellington Jazz Festival and performed throughout Aotearoa, Australia and South Korea. Members include Wellington jazz stalwarts Jake…

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Blues Night – the Flaming Mudcats

June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Globe Theatre, 312 Main Street
Palmerston North, Manawatu 4410 New Zealand
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Formed in 2009, The Flaming Mudcats are fronted by Craig Bracken on vocals and harmonica along with guitarist Doug Bygrave, while bassist Johnny Yu and drummer Ian Thomson form the tight rhythm section. Regarded among the country’s premier Blues outfits, they have released three albums, performed in festivals and clubs around New Zealand as well as Australia, the Pacific Islands and remarkably taken their Blues back to its source…. the USA. Craig Bracken. Vocals / Harmonica / Saxophone Craig began…

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