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DRAINAGE CONTRACTORS 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email email@example.com Nathan returns to sax up jazz festival Go to www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz and click on Latest Edition for a taste of The Poet's Embrace. By GEORGE GARDNER Contemporary jazz musician Nathan Haines is no stranger to performing on Waiheke Island. He has played many Easter jazz festivals and solo gigs at venues like Stonyridge Vine- yard. He is set to return for a one-off evening concert at The Bay on Good Friday in the wake of releasing his eighth solo album, A Poet's Embrace. It's Nathan's second album for Warner Music New Zea- land, and in classic jazz tra- dition it was recorded over just two days straight to ana- logue two-track tape with no mixing or overdubs. People don't make records like that any more -- most take at least six months. Musicians are used to being able to say I'll fix that'. We're all playing in the same room at the same time, straight to stereo with no digital processing. I had to practise for many months to get to that level.'' Nathan's previous records have been jazz influenced and groove based. Now, instead of sitting on top of the groove, he's leading from the front in what he calls a real saxo- phone record''. It's something I've needed to do as a musician and a sax- aphone player. I went to the South of France for my honeymoon for a month and had nothing to do but prac- tise scales on my sax. I had huge breakthroughs. I also broke my foot in the last couple of days so I played Ronny Scotts with a cast on my knee. My wife stayed on and I kept practising and I formulated this record.'' A Poet's Embrace will be Nathan's parting shot'' to New Zealand. He and his wife are heading back to London in June. Nathan is one of 20 performers who will enter- tain at the Waiheke Inter- national Jazz Festival over Easter weekend. His quartet features pian- ist Kevin Field, one of the country's most recorded jazz keyboardists. Jazz Festival director John Quigley says the concert will be very different to Nathan's performance last year. Nathan has explored many aspects of jazz in his career so far, but his new album, which he will perform at the festival, along with a retrospective of his career to date, encompasses a pure approach to the recording, delivery and performance which will have the crowd spellbound.'' Jazz guitarist Graham Wardrop who was a crowd favourite at last year's festi- val will open the concert. Tickets can be bought on the island at the i-Site in Oneroa or visit www.waiheke jazzfestival.co.nz. EASTER JAZZ FESTIVAL APRIL6TO8 Evening concerts will take place on Easter Friday and Saturday at The Bay, Waiheke Island Resort and The Dunes. Daytime Jazzabout between the three venues will take place on the Saturday and Sunday, with a Grand Finale concert on Sunday. The popular late night Supper Club at the Resort on Friday and Saturday night will feature special guests including jazz vocalist Diana Harris from the US. The afternoon Good Friday Groove at Rangihoua Estate will feature Annah Mac, Julia Deans, Paul Ubana Jones, Eddie Rayner and Brian Baker, and Five Mile Town. Visit www.waiheke jazzfestival.co.nz for the full lineup and tickets which are also on sale at the Waiheke i-site in Oneroa village. WIN TICKETS TO HAINES CONCERT Jazz man: Nathan Haines is one of several evening concert headliners at the Waiheke Island International Jazz Festival. He will play at The Bay on Good Friday evening. Waiheke Marketplace has a pair of tickets worth $78 to give away to one lucky reader for the Nathan Haines concert at The Bay on April 6, at 7pm. To be in to win, email the answer to the following question to editor@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz by 4pm on Friday, March 16. Put Nathan Haines in the email subject box and don't forget to include your contact number, cellphone is best. Entrants must be 18 or over. Question: What's the name of Nathan's new album? Chance to see Volvo yachts While the Volvo Ocean Race yachts are here, visitors can soak up the atmosphere of the Auck- land Race Village at the Viaduct Basin every day until March 18, from 9am to 9pm. Entry is free. The yachts sail for Itajai´ on Sunday. Go to www.volvoocean raceauckland.com for information or book a Fullers spectator cruise to watch the last three inner harbour races at www.fullers.co.nz or by calling (09) 367-9111. Women celebrate together REVIEW Sue Fitchett and Ruth Evans review a celebration of the International Women's Day concert at Artworks Theatre. Female fun: Waiheke women celebrate International Women's Day. Once again the annual International Women's Day event organised by Living Without Violence showcased a huge amount of talent. These are women who pack their daily lives with jobs, families, schoolwork and com- munity service. Former local board member and new MP Denise Roche sang a per- fect rendition of Bread and Roses in the spur of the moment. Multi-talented LWV agency manager and first-half MC Linda Sav- age astounded with a capella group Sister Shout. Saturday night's event drew women of all ages and walks of life to Artworks Theatre. The audience laughed, sang along, listened, appreciated moments of quietness and danced the hula with gusto along- side the singers, choirs, comic artists, poets, and hula dancer experts. Recent film diploma graduate Shirin Brown screened her short film Plan B. The film, mostly set on Waiheke, is about a solo mother and commuter on a day from hell, who trumps all the world throws at her. In a way the film sums up Waiheke women and their varied talents -- feisty, inventive, very funny, thoughtful, inclusive and loving. At this very moment some may be practising their newly found hula moves in bedrooms, lounges, kitchens and on the street. Thank you Queen Lee. While that slippery creature time'' got away a bit, the evening paid a huge honour to all the courageous-hearted women in the world who are living, or those who have left us like our very own Hazel Mae.
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