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Tropical Jazz With Of Jazzfirefly Feat Special Guest

Thu Jun 23rd, 2016

Doors open: 3:00 pm
Gig starts: 9:00pm
Entry: R18
Cover charge: FREE!

Jazzfirefly explores the tropical flavours of Ernest Ranglin grooves and reworked jazz standards.

JAZZFIREFLY is the vehicle of Justin Firefly Clarke. Justin is a guitarist and composer who has won awards at festivals in Europe and collaborated with world-class performers from all over the globe. Locally he is known for producing the Woolshed Sessions and Jess Chambers as well as featuring with Fly My Pretties, Fat Freddy’s Drop and with the NZSO. He is a masters graduate of the New Zealand School of Music and has degrees in jazz guitar and classical composition.

The rhythm section for the band is the marvelous drummer Shaun Anderson. Shaun has been solidifying his position as one of the most in demand drum set performers across an array of contemporary musical genres in New Zealand. He has toured extensively throughout the USA, Australia and New Zealand with artists such as: Saving Grace, Depths and The Jac. He has released multiple albums to National and International acclaim seeing him and his bandmates nominated for NZVMA awards across the Jazz and Metal genres. He is a world wide endorsee of TRX Cymbals.

Bassist Patrick Bleakley; a local bass legend known for playing with Blerta in the 1970s and 80s and being the rock to Jonathan Crayford's jazztrio as well as The Troubles.

There will also be a fourth high calibre special guest! :)

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