Waiheke Marketplace : April 1st 2015
April 1, 2015 WAIHEKE ISLAND’S ESTABLISHED CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Phone (09) 372 8996 Bill Singh 027 532 0738 Open 7 days 118 Ocean View Rd, Oneroa 09-372 2273 CASITA MIRO MOSTLY OPEN PH 372 7854 By GEORGE GARDNER MUSICIANS are tuning up for a roller-coaster ride of non-stop entertainment over three days this Easter. The Waiheke International Jazz Festival will launch with the six-hour Good Friday Groove at Rangihoua Estate and continue with its daytime Jazzabout, evening concert and late night Supper Club series in Oneroa over the weekend. Collaboration is the key ingredient when it comes to creating an exciting lineup of musicians, festival director John Quigley says. A pre-launch event at Sandbar on March 26 proved to be just that, with international saxophonist Nicole Johaenntgen and Kiwi musician Paul TT playing up a storm. Johaenntgen is a big name on the European jazz scene and Paul TT is a New Zealand music icon going back 40 years. ‘‘They only just met and they sound like they’ve been playing for years,’’ Quigley says. It is in this spirit that Quigley has teamed up Johaenntgen with German band Solid Brew who were a highlight at last year’s festival. They will play a doublebilled international concert with UK jazz sensation TJ ➤WIN TICKETS Waiheke Marketplace has two double passes to the Friday night international concert featuring Nicole Johaenntgen and Solid Brew, and TJ Johnson and band. Jazz fans need to get in quick to be in to win the draw. Email editor@waihekemarket place with your full name, address and daytime phone number by noon on April 2 to be in to win. Johnson on Friday night. ‘‘I’m really excited about this concert,’’ Quigley says. ‘‘TJ is a star on the London jazz scene. I met him on tour in Norway and invited him to play on Waiheke but he doesn’t like to travel far from the East End. ‘‘At first he said: ‘I dunno about that. One tube stop is about me, mate’. But then he agreed to come to the other side of the world so I’m delighted.’’ German-born Swiss resi- dent Johaenntgen is buzzing about the festival – and Waiheke. ‘‘Everyone has been so welcoming,’’ she says. ‘‘I can’t wait to play with as many musicians as I can.’’ ❚ See our Easter Liftout section on P11 for more on the festival. Saxophonist Nicole Johaenntgen from Switzerland and Kiwi musician Paul TT sound like they’ve been playing together for years but have only just met. They are pictured at Sandbar, Oneroa, which is hosting the Waiheke International Jazz Festival Supper Club on Friday and Saturday night. THIS WEEKEND Over 100 musicians! 3 Venues GOOD FRIDAY GROOVE EVENING CONCERTS SUPPER CLUB W airobi Trio & guests - Tiny Ruins Andy Smith Trio - the Jews Brothers & more... ellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers Radius - Batucada Sound Machine the BADs - Solid Brew(Germany) al Valentine & the Babyshakes N Voxnova - Hipstamatics Tickets & info www.waihekejazzfestival.co.nz or buy from Waiheke iSite (09)372 1234 Nicole Johänntgen - Jamie McDell Bella Kalolo - T J. Johnson (UK) SMidge Marsden - Peter Urlich Photo: GEORGEGARDNER Go to waihekemarket place. co.nz to see a video of Nicole Johaenntgen and Solid Brew. Waiheke’s own credit card Apply online at: www.fl exipay.co.nz Easter jazz kicks off! 6565207AB 6441898AB 6619983AA 3 days and nights of world-class entertainment! Door sales available BOOK NOW!
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