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An evening of iconic and unique music

Vitamin S and STAMP present

Marilyn Crispell, Richard Nunns & Jeff Henderson

Supported by the New Pacific Music Ensemble

Friday September 19

8:30pm The Limelight

Aotea Centre

Tickets available from


Concession - $18.00

An unprecedented evening of iconic and unique music

Vitamin S and STAMP are proud to present the explosive creativity and
dynamic personalities of New York pianist Marilyn Crispell, Richard
Nunns and Jeff Henderson.

Marilyn Crispell has garnered a well-deserved reputation as one of
the most virtuosic players of both improvised and contemporary
classical music.

Her live performances and extraordinary technique have been described as

“…so personal, so explosive and so devastating that it makes jazz
(and most other music) sound like the archaic language of an ancient
people.…even simple melodies seem radiantly beautiful.”

Larry Kelp -San Francisco Express

Crispell will perform solo and then team up with our own national
treasure Richard Nunns on Taonga Puoro (Mäori musical instruments)
and the creative forces of Jeff Henderson, both equally heavyweight
in the international arena of contemporary music.

This is not the first time the trio has performed together. In 2002,
Henderson toured to sellout audiences his large ensemble work ‘Urban
Taniwha’ with Nunns and Crispell as pivotal figures.

What makes this performance so unique is the collaboration of musical
forces and worlds. With the iconic and deeply traditional sound of
Richard Nunn’s Taonga Puoro integrated with Marilyn Crispell’s
diverse piano style, and Jeff Henderson’s personality on reeds, it is
a concert that truly could only happen in this time, and be of this

Following Marilyn, Jeff and Richard is the New Pacific Music
Ensemble. This highly original Auckland group is a collaboration of
Rarotongan drumming and string band instruments with contemporary
music, jazz, and improvisation. Featuring John Bell, Tua Mete, Chris
O’Conner, Jacob Unuia, Kingsley Melhuish, Mare Thom, LJ Unuia, and
joined for this special performance by Jeff Henderson and Richard Nunns.

Jeff Henderson -


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