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Tropical Jazz With Jazzfirefly

Tropical Jazz With Jazzfirefly

Thu Feb 23rd, 2017

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Doors open: 9:00pm
Gig starts: 9:00pm
Entry: R18

Cover charge: FREE!

Explorations in jazz inspired by pivotal Jamaican jazz guitarist, Ernest Ranglin, who played in many of the original reggae sessions. The quartet blends various stylistic influences and a mix of progressive jazz harmonies and rootsy vibes.

Guitar: 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.

Piano: Leonardo Coghini
An outstanding new talent on the Wellington Music scene; 18-year-old Leonardo fuses his background in high-level classical piano with jazz. A young and unique musician with chops to burn and super-fresh ideas.

Drums: Ben Lemi
Ben is a multi-instrumentalist composer from Wellington and has been contributing to the NZ music scene for the last 15 years. A Jazz Performance graduate of the NZ School of Music, he became involved with various local bands and as a guitarist/drummer/bass player and singer. He has recorded and performed with various NZ acts across the country and internationally. Ben is currently working with local groups French For Rabbits and Trinity Roots.

Double-bass: Patrick Bleakley
Pat is a local bass legend known for playing with Blerta in the 1970s and 80s and being the rock to Jonathan Crayford's jazz trio as well as The Troubles.


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