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Steve Gadd and James Carter with the Rodger Fox Big Band



With a resume that’s boasts sessions and tours with the likes of Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, the Bee Gees, Frank Sinatra, Bon Jovi, Chick Corea, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Al Jarreau, Joe Cocker, Kate Bush and David Sanborn (to name a few), Steve Gadd has put his indelible stamp on rock, jazz, blues, fusion and pop. Regarded by many as the world's number one drummer, the opportunity to see the legend play in Christchurch is a once in a lifetime event.

Joining Gadd is James Carter, voted best baritone saxophone player in Downbeat Magazine several years in a row.

This duo are backed up by the Rodger Fox Big Band, New Zealand's premiere jazz orchestra.

What a day to be alive in Christchurch – you can come into town early and make the most of exploring all the other exciting events the Big Band Festival and FESTA! have on, then stick around town after the concert as the Big Band Festival hosts a late night jam session. Steve Gadd, James Carter and the Rodger Fox Big Band are the festival's headline act however keep an eye out on for all sorts of big band events happening throughout the city over the weekend.

$79+BF A reserve
$59+BF B reserve
Tickets from Ticketek.

Earlier Event: October 20
Big Bands @ FEASTA!
Later Event: October 20
Post Gala Jam Session and Hang