Before I begin this review I need to make a declaration. Given how small the New Zealand jazz community is, it’s unsurprising that all the jazz scholar…
The Auckland Jazz Orchestra (AJO) was formed by Mike Booth and Tim Aitkinson in 2009 with the explicit purpose of performing contemporary jazz composed…
Born 12 July 1928 Pixie Williams was New Zealand’s first recording star. She resolutely had no intention of being one, but she was anyway. In 1948 the …
Richard Nunns and jazz
Sanctuary Cover art by Eden Fainberg Sanctuary is a collaborative album by Jasmine Lovell-Smith and Jake Baxendale. The material on the album was devel…
2020 was the year of interruptions. The Jac were supposed to be celebrating their 10th anniversary with a tour of their third studio album A Gathering.…
Welcome to Joyful Noise: Deep Dives Into Music From Aotearoa/New Zealand. This newsletter is going to be about the music I like, but isn’t covered by e…