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May 13 live rugby, live music, big screen

Jazz Rugby - May 13 live rugby, live music, big screen

After its successful performance on February 10 as part of this year's Fringe Festival, Jazz Rugby will be given another screening at Wellington's Reading Cinemas on the 13th of this month.As the Hurricanes take the field for the last time before the semi finals, Rob Edgecombe's band will strike up for some improvisation in front of the big screen ahead of the much anticipated clash with the Waratahs in Sydney.

Jazz Rugby is a show specifically based around live rugby where the musicians, watching the game as it happens along with everybody else, provide a musical interpretation of what is going on and add a new dimension to the sport which is loved by so many in this country.

For the opening round in February, where the Hurricanes took on the Blues, they played in front of a capacity crowd at Reading Cinema number three, and in an exciting match the band seemed to 'spur the team on to a second half fightback to be eventual winners 37-19.

This time, as the Hurricanes find themselves jostling for positions at the top of the table, the six piece band - which includes Strike's Tom Pierard and Michael Taylor from the Black Seeds and Cornerstone Roots - will hope to repeat the performance. Much depends, naturally, on which Hurricanes side shows up on the night, but either way it promises to be an entertaining night of rugby viewing and music watching.


Sat May 13 9:40pm
Reading Cinema number 3, Courtney Central
Tickets $20, or $30 Cinelounge
email or purchase from the booth on the day


Tom Pierard: Drums
Steve Moody: bass
Dayle Jellyman: Keyboard
John Costa: guitar
Andre Paris: saxophone
Michael Taylor: trumpet

Rob Edgecombe: conductor/composer

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