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‘There’ll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight’, New Zealand 2011 Tour
Rod Andrew’s Australian Dixie Street Jazz Band is touring the North Island of New Zealand from Saturday 30th July to Sunday 28th August 2011. There are eighteen concerts including feature appearances during the Bay of Island Jazz And Blues Festival Friday 12th – Sunday 14th August.
The Band is a thoroughly decent, well-ripened bunch of larrikins who formed an ensemble from some of the best Traditional Jazz musicians in Australia. When Piano, Sousaphone, Banjo, Drums, Trombone, Trumpet and Reeds get together, the result is the nerves in your feet twitch whilst some rare musical gems from around 1900 simply grab your whole body and give it a good shake. The musicians bring to their performances ample quantities of good humour which overflows to their audiences, young and old.
Jazz exists primarily at the ‘moment of performance’. You might make a sound recording of it, and transcribe the notes onto a score. But the next live performance won’t sound like that record or that score. Beyond its historical significance, the music itself is sometimes punchy, full of flair and subtle when required, much of it is irresistibly happy. This tour aims at inviting you to experience the ‘moment of performance’ where the collective improvisation of the group provides that ‘sound of surprise’ that can only be experienced live.
The music for this tour was selected for its diverse mix, easy listening and danceablility. Tempo’s change from Ballads to Marches to Ragtime and Stomps. The repertoire highlights the 1900-1930 Golden Years of early Jazz, featuring classic compositions of Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong. In addition, rare tunes seldom performed dating back to 1900 expand on this wonderfully rich repertoire.
Add to this some fine Australian compositions of Ade Mondsborough, Bob Barnard, Roger Bell and Alex Frame and you have an event to remember.
This Jazz is gloriously inclusive, absolutely fun to perform and fills the Halls with colourful sounds of yesteryear.
For more details and bookings contact: Nicola Warrington 07 883 8596 at The Plaza Box Office, Putaruru Information Centre 07 883 7284, Tokoroa i-Site Visitor Centre 07 886 8872, Fraser’s Bookshop Take Note Matamata 07 888 7787
Or online with: Eventfinder
If your music students haven’t been up close to a Sousaphone in full flight, with Trombone, Trumpet and Clarinet in delicious harmony, and with Banjo, Piano and Drums meeting out tight syncopation, then this tour may widen their musical experience and appreciation.
You are invited to come along, bring the kids and enjoy a . . . . .‘Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight!!!’
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