Manawatu Jazz & Blues Festival - Blues Night
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|Fri 29 May ’09, 8:00pm–10:30pm||
Where: Globe Theatre, Cnr Main and Pitt Sts, Palmerston North
Restrictions: All Ages
- General Admission: $28.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Rodger Fox
Featuring KOKOMO from Tauranga
With special guest Shayn “Hurricane”Wills
KOKOMO - Blues Band: NIGEL MASTERS (bass), DEREK JACOMBS (vocals, guitar), GRANT BULLOT (harmonica), SONIA BULLOT (trumpet)
KOKOMO has been together for 17 years, and has become renowned for dynamic live shows and smart distinctive song-writing, as well as the band’s unique harmonica/trumpet horn section. During this time the band has toured extensively throughout New Zealand, performing at all the country’s major rock, blues, jazz and folk festivals.
Kokomo’s ninth album, a collection of the songs of Bob Dylan, was released in January 2008, following hard on the heels of the Kokomo à Gogo DVD, a full-length concert film, which was released in May 2007.
They have played with and supported a number of overseas blues and jazz acts, including Georgie Fame, Mississippi Willie Foster, The LeRoi Brothers, New Orleans singer Lillian Boutte, Hawaiian steel wizard Ken Emerson, and legendary guitarist Amos Garrett (ex-Butterfield Blues Band). On the local front they have performed and toured with the likes of Roy Phillips (ex-Peddlers), Hammond Gamble, Jan Preston, Midge Marsden and many others.
“These guys are a must to see - blues at its best.” BOP Times
“Riveting blues.” The Dominion