Saturday, March 2
Award-winning River City Jazzmen are coming to Wanaka
The Wanaka Concert Society starts off its 2019 programme on Saturday 2 March with an outstanding Dixieland band from Christchurch, the River City Jazzmen – a real treat for lovers of traditional jazz.
Tony Lewis, one of New Zealand's finest trombone players, who used to live in Wanaka, is looking forward to performing and catching up with friends while he is here and he brings with him, a band of top musicians who have a real love of jazz.
In the best tradition of New Orleans and Chicago jazz from the first half of the 20th Century, the River City Jazzmen provide a rich repertoire of authentic standards for their audiences.
Recent winners of the Christchurch battle of the jazz bands, they pay homage to the great instrumentalists such as Sidney Bechet & Louis Armstrong as well as the English Trad giants the likes of Ball, Barber and Bilk. Just as easily they can change tack to swinging jazz standards from the big Band era. The River City Jazzmen bring a love of the 'authentic' and have an impressive following throughout New Zealand.
Lake Wanaka Centre on Saturday 2 March at 7.30 pm. Cash sales are available from Gifted Design Store, 19 Helwick Street, Wanaka, or online at eventfinda.co.nz. General Admission. Adults $35, WCS subscribers $30; Children/Students free. Cash door sales from 6.30 pm prior to the performance.
89 Ardmore Street, CBD, Wanaka, Otago 8426, 8426
Book Gifted Design Store,19 Helwick Street Wanaka or on Eventfinda.co.nz. Cash doorsales
WCS Subscribers $30