Bruce Mason Centre - Jazz Gala Concert 2020
26 October 2020 , .
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MICHAEL HOUSTOUN – New Zealand iconic Classical Pianist.
CHRISTIAN HOWES – Jazz Violinist from the USA
ERNA FERRY – Acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist
In concert with THE RODGER FOX BIG BAND
Michael Houstoun was born in Timaru, New Zealand in October 1952. New Zealand’s iconic Classical Pianist. When Michael confessed that one of his favourite artists is Canadian great, Gino Vannelli, Rodger asked internationally acclaimed composer/arranger, Bill Cunliffe, to arrange two of Gino’s most enduring numbers, Brother to Brother and Storm at Sunup, for him. There’s a further reason why the Auckland concert is a must. Michael retires at the end of the year and this musical masterpiece will be one of the final times New Zealand audiences will experience his exceptional talent.
Christian Howes from USA Violinist, educator and composer, was voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“Rising Stars/Violin”), named among the top three jazz violinists in the JazzTimes critics poll, and nominated for Violinist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association.
Erna Ferry is a paramount jazz and blues singer, and comes with stellar experience in many styles of musical performance.
“Her powerful vocal style captured the audience” – Evening Post Wellington
“Great vocal styling and this woman also plays great blues harmonica” – Christchurch Star
Visit the Bruce Mason Centre website for session times, tickets and booking.