Some recent photos from La Luna & the Gadjos in concert at The Lounge, Howick.. A big thank you to Chris and Tony who ran a fabulous night. We look forward to coming back in February!
Building Vibrancy into Auckland’s Live Music Scene
A fascinating read ....
Ben McNicoll talks about the founding of Auckland's Creative Jazz Club by Caro / Roger Manins and Mark Robinson, his involvement and joining of the team, and how they have contributed to the growth of Auckland's live music scene.
I'm thrilled to be involved in As Far As the Ear Can Hear - a creative project of Chinmaya Dunster, performing the 'Mystic Poets Cycles'.
The project brings together a fusion of players which includes Chinmaya - sarod, guitar, poetry and vocal, Auckland's the Grateful Dads rhythm section, and augmented by myself Carolina Moon on vocals, and Basant Madhur on tabla. Nigel Gavin's Gitbox Rebellion opens the show.
Seating is very specific as there is a 'surround sound' experience.
Doors open at 7pm and doors will be .locked at 7.30pm
Chinmaya Dunster - sarod, guitar, poetry and vocal
Oliver Kraft - guitar
Rob Mita - guitar
Tomislav Skulic - bass guitar
Yair Katz - drums
Basant Madhur - tabla
Carolina Moon - vocals
Nigel Gavin and the Gitbox Rebellion
Some pics from La Luna's concert with the Django Junkies at Fouders Park, Nelson. The rain stopped the sun came out just in time. Special thanks to Leigh Jackson, Reuben Derrick and Peter Rainey on violin for a great gig.
Benny Lackner's "Palau" takes on a new life with Caro Manins' setting of The Raw Men, a poem by Rory Habibi in tribute to the Maori Battalion WWII
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Rare footage of Hardbopmobile's Monk project - video by Jazz Local 32's John Fenton
I have a new website now up and running - big thanks to Ben McNicoll. It has details of all my projects, video, dates, pics and a shop.