1493760590075 - Jazz-world music influences seasoned players

Jazz-world music influences seasoned players

The second dynamic concert in a series of special jazz-inspired music shows plays out at Howick’s Uxbridge Theatre in East Auckland this Saturday night.

The series is a collaboration between the Creative Jazz Club of Aotearoa and Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre which is showcasing the massive talents of some of New Zealand’s best musicians.

Carolina Moon, of the Creative Jazz Club and one of the musicians playing on May 6, says each concert presents a line-up of handpicked artists and projects that span a wide range of music influences and genres.

The vocalist and bandleader says Saturday’s show is the creation of “a stunning blend of early music, world music and jazz influences”.

“Evocative songs from Mediterranean lands radiate with the pulse of contemporary jazz and wildly exotic grooves.”

Among many credits in a very successful career, Moon has performed at international events as well as home-grown festivals such as WOMAD.​

She’s joined on the Uxbridge Theatre stage by top musicians including Nigel Gavin on guitars and mandolin, and Roger Manins playing saxophone and woodwind.

The star-studded line-up is completed by Tom Dennison on double bass, and Ron Samsom on drums and percussion.

For more information about Carolina Moon and ensemble’s Mother Tongue show, phone 09 535 6467, or see uxbridge.co.nz.