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The New Jazz Transplant

Matterhorn basecamp and Radio Active 89FM presents The New Jazz Transplant Old St. Johns / Club WGTN. NZ / Oct 2000

What comes to mind when you hear the word jazz? Miles Davis, Sun Ra,
Blue Train, Giant Step? Maybe then, but what about now?

Jazz has been around since the beginning of last century, and it has been represented by a lot of different sounds on its journey into the 21st century. The sophistication of the 1920s, the bebop of the 40s and 50s, Dixieland, jazz rock fusion and the psychedelic jazz of the 60¹s and 70s. But where is jazz now, how is it spelt, what does it sound like? Many of these questions can be answered by The New Jazz Transplant.

The New Jazz Transplant is a live performance fusion in the context of clubbing. Brought to you by the Matterhorn people and following performances at The Wellington International Jazz Festival 2000. It¹s a venue showcasing what jazz has become and where its going, played by a diverse bunch of Wellington musicians and DJs, think Carl Craig¹s Innerzone Orchestra. The New Jazz Transplant opens on the luckiest day of the year, Friday the 13th of October at the old St Johns in Cable Street. The New Jazz Transplant runs through three weekends and two weeks of The Wellington International Jazz Festival.

The New Jazz Transplant showcases all children of jazz, with a host of DJs and Live musicians covering the bases. From the sweet soul sounds of Motown with The Soul Emergency, the South American percussion house styles of Electric Brasil, the lounging sounds of the 50s with A Taste Of Honey and the sampled jazz break-beats of Drum and Bass with Soul In Motion.

There is more than enough Live content jamming the Old St. Johns / Club WGTN. We are pleasured to announce a varied programme of live and experimental sounds from local acts, Optimus Prime, Fat Freddys Drop, Cuffy and Leon D, Ebb, Dallas and Jonathan Crayford, The Black Seeds and TrinityRoots.

The New Jazz Transplant ­ Old St Johns/Club WGTN.NZ Friday 13th October 2000 ­ Sunday 29th October As part of The Wellington International Jazz Festival For more information, listings & publicity photos, please contact Lily Star on 021 2626505

here's the timetable...

Fri 13 Larger Than Life - Opening night Party $2 Gold Coin: proceeds to Wgtn Free Ambulance Ward One A & E - Free style jazz incisions by B-low & dj Vee Ward Three Soul Emergency Theatre - Get fixed with Soul Selector Djs Matt da Monk, Toby von Hornblower, Zen and Leon da Monk

Sat 14 Elective Surgery $10 Ward One A & E: Free style jazz incisions by Zen & Clinton Smiley. Ward Three: An exhibition of live freestyle house music with resident interns the Ebb Crew, Cuff & Leon D. Pre-Op assistance by B-low

Sun 15 Closed for sterilisation Mon 16 Closed for sterilisation

Tues 17 A Taste of Honey Ward One A & E: Miss Dulcie Hammond & Her Orchestra providing a practical session in swing, join in the dancing sensations on tango, waltz and sway. No door charge

Wed 18 Optimus Prime Bastard Hip Hop Jazz $5 Ward One A & E: free style jazz incisions by Zen Ward Three: New live outfit Optimus Prime submerge into a bitches brew of twisted breaks & sprained sounds.

Thurs 19 Dallas & Jonathan Crayford Scratch Band $8 Ward One A & E: free style jazz incisions by Zen & Cuff Ward Three: Dallas & Johnathyn Crayford Scratch band: The Jazz Fathers freebassin¹ set for the vanguard in y¹all

Fri 20 Dj Vee & Manuel Bundy¹s Surgical Spirit $5 Ward One A & E: Free style jazz incisions by Matt & Leon da Fonky Monks Ward Three: Block Party beats for the dance floor massive courtesy of DJ Vee & NZ¹s best DJ (voted by you), Manuel Bundy.

Sat 21 Fat Fready¹s Drop $8 Ward One A & E: Free style jazz incisions Zen & Cuff Ward Three: Producer and DJ Mu presents his personal expression of original sound workings, in the dubbed out fashion of the Wellington sound. Often low key, MU has a gift that must be heard to be believed.

Sun 22 A Long Weekend in Electric Brasil $8 Ward One A & E: Free style jazz incisions by special guests Ward Three: Zen & Cuff host a night of Latin interpreted rhythms & improvised Afro beats with guests Manuel Bundy & Leon da Monk. Featuring Global percussion from Brasil, Fiji and Germany.

Mon 23 Closed for sterilisation

Tues 24 A Taste of Honey Ward One A & E: Miss Dulcie Hammond and Her Orchestra providing a practical session in swing, join in the dancing sensations on tango, waltz and sway. No Door Charge

Wed 25 All the Goodness: Dub Connection & Jet Jaguar $5 Ward One A & E: free style jazz incisions by Zen Ward Three: Live Abstract electronic jazz with winners of the award for best unreleased song, the Dub Connection & Jet Jaguar are the dubheads light at the end of the tunnel.

Thurs 26 Soul in Motion $10 Ward One A & E: free style jazz incisions by Koa & Grasshopper Ward Three: Bass Frontiers residents Sean, B.Lo and Auckland guest Motion navigate the jazz break spectrum through Drum & Bass.

Fri 27 Below the Baseline: $15 TrinityRoots debut CD release gig with The Blackseeds Live. Ward One A & E: Synthesis ­ journey through outa space with Wellington electro-originators Omar, Zero & Cyrus (UK direct) Ward Three: TrinityRoots & The Blackseeds release the pressureŠTrinityRoots celebrate with a performance of their debut release CD 1st dubs from Duke Willis, Mu & Koa

Sat 28 S-ence presents: Common Factor & Recloose Ward One A & E: freestyle jazz incisions by Cuff & B.lo Ward Three: Detroit direct, from Carl Craig¹s seminal label Planet E, Common Factor brings the soulful Detroit influence of Motown and the jazz legacy of Chicago together for an innovative live show. He is joined by Recloose, who will be remixing his original hip hop and house fusions live for the floor.

Sun 29 Re-lapse

New Jazz Transplant For publicity info call Lily Ph: 021 2626 504 or email:

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