Event Details

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Secret Islands Sextet

Thursday 18 April

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Thursday 18 April 8pm


Baycourt X Space


Presented by: Tauranga Jazz Society

The latest from NZ jazz innovator Jim Langabeer, this eclectic ensemble of Auckland’s leading jazz musicians have been developing a new kind of Aotearoa jazz.

Langabeer’s compositions, Secret Islands, are a series of original jazz pieces that effortlessly assimilate the North American jazz form into an authentic Kiwi context - a deeply unique and soulful sound, one that is authentically their own; deep swinging grooves, curious questioning melodies, sizzling free-jazz movements and the haunting sounds of multiphonics and Taonga Puoro.

Jim Langabeer (flutes, Taonga Puoro, tenor saxophone)  
Rosie Langabeer (piano, keys)  
Roger Manins (alto saxophone) 
Neil Watson (Fender guitar, steel guitar) 
Eamon Edmundson-Wells (bass) 
Chris O’Connor (drums, percussion) 

“subtle, heartstopping, - rich in contrasting colour, rich in character” - John Fenton


Adult $47.00
Student $42.00
Jazz Society Members (Baycourt Box Office) $42.00*
TECT earlybird (Baycourt Box Office – Offer Ends Feb 22) $42.00 
Ticketing service fees apply. 

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