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Rodger Fox FunkBone Experience CD release Tour

Rodger Fox FunkBone Experience CD release Tour

featuring from San Francisco Bassist Dewayne Pate

and from Los Angeles Keyboardist Matt Harris

along side Nick Granville - Guitar and Lance Philip - Drums

Project Overview:

Rodger Fox has been New Zealand’s most prominent jazz big band leader for more than four decades but, during that time, he has also performed in many of New Zealand’s leading rock and jazz-rock groups. Starting with New Zealand’s answer to international recording groups Blood Sweat & Tears and Chicago the famed New Zealand band Quincy Converse. This group had many top ten hits within New Zealand with Rodger contributing many of the horn section arrangements. When Quincy Conserve disbanded in 1976 the 1860 band was formed by Rodger to play at the 1860 Tavern in Wellington. Playing a cross-section of jazz, jazz – fusion and soul music from original composition to covering the music of the day such as George Benson, The Average White Band and The Jazz Crusaders.

Rodger also worked in the horn sections of the Netherworld Dancing Toys – rewriting the horn-line for their hit recording “For Today”

The jazz music scene has changed to a more funky jazz-rock sound which is being made famous by artists such as Herbie Hancock, The Brand New Heavies and more recently Snarky Puppy a group that was born out of the band members studies at North Texas State University. This group is the most listened to group by many of the students attending the New Zealand School of Music so it is only natural that Rodger wishes to record a contemporary jazz-fusion recording with his group the Funkbone Experience.


April 09


Bristol Hotel 8.00pm

Cuba Mall

“Free Entry” CD’s will be on sale.

April 11

Palmerston North

Globe Theatre 8.00pm


April 14

Tauranga Jazz Festival

The Baycourt Theatre


April 16 – Auckland

The Vic Theatre – Devonport 8.00pm



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