Jazz pageant swings into Palmerston North from subsequent week – Stuff.co.nz

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Rodger Fox performs with the Rodger Fox Large Band ultimately yr’s Manawatū Jazz Pageant.

Manawatū’s famend jazz pageant begins subsequent week and audiences are in for a deal with.

“Something you select goes to be good,” mentioned Manawatū Jazz Membership president David Edge in regards to the pageant, which runs from Could 24 to June three at venues round Palmerston North and Feilding.

Edge, who has helped organise the pageant since 1996, mentioned the “large ticket merchandise” was the gala evening on the Regent on Broadway on June 1.

It options drummer Greg Bissonette, trumpet participant Louis Dowdeswell and singer Glenn Walters. They are going to be supported by the Rodger Fox Large Band.

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“The gala will drag lots of people in. It covers a large spectrum of jazz… These guys are actually excellent musicians.”

Greater than 20 bands may even play at free cafe concert events at venues reminiscent of Brew Union, Cafe Royale and Robert Harris.

Edge mentioned it wasn’t unusual to get viewers members becoming a member of in at concert events, which captured the essence of the pageant.

Edge mentioned he had been placing the cafe concert events collectively since January. 

The pageant additionally contains a highschool competitors, additionally on the Regent on June 1, earlier than the gala. Regardless of the musicians solely being youngsters, Edge mentioned they have been “top-flight guys” and he was impressed with the extent of expertise the colleges produced.

For the previous few years, Edge mentioned the Manawatū pageant was New Zealand’s largest jazz celebration, with about 300 musicians collaborating annually.

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