Sing! Sing! Swing! Reuben Bradley Sextet & The QJO

Sun Oct 23rd 2016 at 20:30 until 22:30
Queenstown Memorial Centre , 1 Memorial Street , Queenstown-Central
Queenstown Memorial Centre

Take a journey on Sunday evening with a vocally driven show featuring Jazz in all its forms and features. Bandleader and award-winning drummer, Reuben Bradley brings an exciting new show that features the jazz hits from the 1920s to the present day - showcasing the vocalists and vocal groups that made this style great. The Reuben Bradley Sextet featuring three talented young vocalists and a cracking rhythm section will join the Queenstown Jazz Orchestra to guide your journey from Swing, Bebop and Cool Jazz to Soul, Latin, and R&B. Sing! Sing! Sing! is a show that celebrates all the things we love about jazz from yesterday and today. The Queenstown Jazz Orchestra: The Queenstown Jazz Orchestra is the southern region’s premier big band and is the first jazz big band to be based in the Wakatipu since forming in 2012. With a full band line-up of 18 musicians, the QJO has focused its repertoire on the timeless music of the big band era of the 40's and 50's incorporating some modern vocal and instrumental arrangements. The Queenstown Jazz Orchestra will have all chairs filled with the best local musicians who are all passionate about jazz. Reuben Bradley Sextet: Reuben Bradley (Drummer) - With three highly acclaimed albums recorded as a leader, Reuben is a constant driving force in the New Zealand Jazz scene. His debut album ‘Resonator’ won the Tui Award for Jazz Album of the Year 2011, the follow up album ‘Mantis – The music of Drew Menzies’ was runner up for the same award 2013 and his latest album ‘Cthulhu Rising’ has been voted the third best jazz album in Korea 2015. Moira Jean Jones (Vocalist) - Moira is a jazz trained vocalist and is in great demand around Wellington. She is the lead singer for Soul-Funk band Steezin’ Hawkings, Wellington’s premier Motown band The Fades and fusion hip hop band Raw Collective. Moira can be seen performing at festivals and venues across Wellington and beyond. Putting the soul into jazz is what Moira does best and the crowds can’t get enough of her wonderful voice. Lauren Armstrong (Vocalist) - Lauren has been living in Wellington for the majority of her life and is in her third and final year at The New Zealand School of Music, studying Jazz vocals. She is a constant voice in the Wellington scene playing various styles (Jazz, R&B, Latin, Neo Soul) at such venues as Meow, Olive, The Rogue & Vagabond & Havana Bar. Katelin Little (Vocalist) - As well as Jazz, Katelin sings a variety of other genres from R&B to Funk, Folk, and Pop – and is featured in the band ‘Jimmy and the Jets’ who perform in festivals such as Cuba Dupa and at local venues The Southern Cross and Bar Bodega. Much in demand, Katelin performs frequently around Wellington where her energetic vocal abilities never fail to entertain the masses. Dan Hayles (Pianist) - Daniel is in great demand as a writer and arranger of music for local shows, visiting artists and bands – but it is as a performer where Daniel really shines. Having completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in jazz piano (PGDipMus) at the New Zealand School Of Music, Daniel now loves to play in almost every genre, especially big band, blues, gospel, and jazz. He currently performs with such wide-ranging and prominent acts as Hollie Smith, Lord Echo, Myele Manzanza & the Eclectic. Nick Tipping (Double Bassist) - Nick is one of New Zealand’s most highly respected jazz figures, as a performer, teacher, and administrator. Nick is a frequent performer in Wellington and around New Zealand, in jazz, classical crossover, musical theatre and contemporary pop music. Nick has worked with groups as diverse as the Rodger Fox Big Band, the NZSO, the NZ String Quartet as well as Grammy-winning jazz musicians Mike Stern and Kurt Elling. This will be Jazz on the grandest of scales. Tickets are strictly limited. Doors open: 8pm Show: Seated, Theatre-Style (100 mins, plus Interval)