The Rodger Fox Jazz Ensemble featuring Erna Ferry
Rodger Fox is a musician who needs no introduction to a New Zealand audience - he has been playing big-band and swing jazz around the whole country - and overseas, too - for more years than he cares to say. But the lockdown has left him aching to get out and stand at the front of a band again. As Rodger says “Really, really looking forward to blowing some notes in the real world - with my band of friendly accomplices!”
The band will perform fabulous jazz standards (and some unexpected material) such as "Twist of the Beatles" with swinging versions of classics such as Love Me Do, Can’t Buy Me Love, A Hard Days Night and Ticket to Ride - all this with a touch of swing, a pinch of Postmodern Jukebox stylings and some blues vibes added in.
All this will come to life with Rodger Fox on Trombone accompanied by prominent jazz artists Daniel Hayles on Keyboards, Rory Macartney - Bass, Sam MacKenzie - Drums and Bryn van Vliet - Saxophone.
A special feature will be the wonderful voice of Erna Ferry, who will appear alongside Rodger and the combo. She is a singer of phenomenal style and power. Her ability to captivate audiences - to run the range of emotions from deep soulful blues to all-out swinging grooves - is legendary.
As Rodger says "... Man! Just so looking forward to performing again!”
Cash bar and meals available.
Art Deco dress de rigueur.
Sunday 19 July, 5:30pm to 8:15pm
Restrictions: All Ages
Napier Sailing Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
63 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
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