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

 

Charlie Parker with Strings IN CONCERT

Charlie Parker with Strings
Featuring from New York - Dick Oatts on Alto Saxophone
with the New Zealand String Quartet and
Jazz Ensemble with Musical Director – Rodger Fox
Jazz and Classical worlds find common ground
Charlie Parker with Strings was an album by jazz musician Charlie Parker, released by Verve Records in January 1995.The sessions place Parker in the context of a small classical string section and a jazz rhythm section, rather than his standard bebop quintet. They were Parker's most popular sellers during his lifetime, and were admitted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1988.
Famed American alto-saxophonist Dick Oatts combines with a rhythm section,
string quartet, two woodwind players under the musical direction of iconic kiwi jazz musician Rodger Fox will recreate this series of musical arrangements as well as adding new arrangements of “Parkers” Bebop era.

Guest Artist Dick Oatts is an international featured soloist best known as the lead alto player in the Thad Jones| Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra from the late 70s and still holds down that role in the present day incarnation the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Oatts has accompanied such vocalists as Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan. Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, and Milton Nascimento. He has recorded solos for R&B artist, Luther Vandross and Everything but the Girl.

Hear swinging rhythms with lush strings and a twist of BeBop.

The Ensemble
Dick Oatts - Saxophone Guest Artist
The New Zealand String Quartet
Rodger Fox - Music Director / Conductor
Daniel Hayles - Piano
Rory Macartney - Bass
Lauren Ellis - Drums
Eilish Wilson - Baritone saxophone / Bass Clarinet/ Flute
Louisa Williamson – Tenor Saxophone / Flute / Clarinet

Tour Itinerary 2019
Monday April 15 Wellington - Memorial Theatre Victoria University
Bookings: www.eventfinda.co.nz
Tuesday April 16 Palmerston North - Globe Theatre
Bookings: www.globetheatre.co.nz
Wednesday April 17 Napier - Paisley Stage
Bookings: www.eventfinda.co.nz
Thursday April 18 Taupo – Great Lake Centre
Bookings: www.ticketek.co.nz
Friday April 19 Tauranga Jazz Festival - Baycourt Theatre
Bookings: www.ticketek.co.nz
Saturday April 20 Auckland - Uxbridge Theatre Howick
Bookings: www.uxbridge.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>


Howard Davis: Anna Coddington Beams

Anna Coddington's thin, wispy vocals fit her songs beautifully, providing a wonderful lilting quality that pervades her latest album, producing instant ear worms. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland