Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Eleven-time Grammy nominee to perform in Christchurch

19 February, 2014

Eleven-time Grammy nominee to perform in Christchurch

American blues master and eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Musselwhite will perform at the Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz & Blues Festival in Christchurch in April.

Musselwhite, who was the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd's character in the classic Blues Brothers movie, will give a one-off concert on April 23.

"We are thrilled to be bringing blues legend Charlie Musselwhite to Christchurch for this special one-off concert - this is an opportunity not to be missed," says festival director Jodi Wright.

Mississippi-born Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. A harmonica maestro as well as a respected singer and songwriter, Musselwhite has won countless awards during his lengthy career, including Best Blues Album with Ben Harper at this year's Grammys.

He will join some of New Zealand's best jazz and blues musicians in Christchurch for the five-day Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz & Blues Festival, which features performances in some surprise settings around the city from 22 to 27 April.

"We have great New Zealand talent with Midge Marsden and his band, the fabulously popular Nairobi Trio, the Lizard Kings tribute to The Doors, The Icemen with Mike Frost and a wonderful line up of Christchurch's own stars of jazz," says Ms Wright.

Three concerts in the Transitional Cathedral will bring big band sound and orchestral strings to Christchurch's newest venue.

The first of the concerts, Jazz Symposium, will feature the best Christchurch jazz players while for the second concert Jennine Bailey will team up with a jazz rhythm and blues band and 10 strings from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Anna Whitaker swings with her big band for the third concert.

Jazz at the Rydges will have a club-style atmosphere and showcase the musical talents of accomplished performers like George Washingmachine, Nairobi Trio, Mike Frost's Icemen Blues Band and Naomi Ferguson.

Evenings at the CPIT Jazz Auditorium will feature some great talent with two shows every night at6pm and 8pm.

"This is an intimate way to experience the subtle sounds of jazz across a wide range of genres," says Ms Wright.

Following the success of last year's inaugural jazz dinner, three special dinners are on the menu for this year's festival goers. Black Estate wines will be matched with food from top chefs at three locations - The George, Gustav's and Black Estate - with jazz to match the food style from Harry Harrison and his band, Lisa Tui, and talented duo Tyson Smith and Keith Petch.

For those seeking some lunchtime entertainment, the Jazz for Lunch series will include three jazz piano concerts set in the foyer of the Christchurch City Council Civic Offices.

The full programme for the 2014 Cavell Leitch New Zealand Jazz & Blues Festival will be released on Friday March 7. More information about the festival will be online at www.jazzfestivalnz.com from March 7.

Tickets for the Charlie Musselwhite concert and other festival events will be available through Dash Tickets www.dashtickets on February 28th.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news