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Jazz Spectacular

  • James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall 86 Kilmore Street Christchurch, Canterbury, 8013 New Zealand (map)

Featuring Allen Vizzutti (trumpet), Bruce Forman (guitar), Matthew Marshall (guitar) in concert with the New Zealand Army Band and the Rodger Fox Nonet.

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Allen Vizzutti, Matthew Marshall, Bruce Forman,

New Zealand Army Band and the Rodger Fox Nonet.

Allen Vizzutti – Trumpet

Equally at home in a multitude of musical idioms, Allen Vizzutti has visited 40 countries and every state in the union to perform with a rainbow of artists and ensembles including Chick Corea, 'Doc' Severinsen, the NBC Tonight Show Band, the Airmen Of Note, the Army Blues and Army Symphony Orchestra, Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman, Japan’s NHK Orchestra and the New Tokyo Philharmonic, the Budapest Radio Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Wind Symphony and the Kosie Wind Orchestra. Performing as a classical and a jazz artist, often in the same evening, he has appeared as guest soloist with symphony orchestras in Tokyo, Germany, St. Louis, Seattle, Rochester N.Y., Syracuse, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Phoenix, Croatia, Slovenia, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg to name a few.
“Trumpet player supreme.” -Syracuse Post Standard

Matthew Marshall - Guitarist

Described as “…a guitarist of superb technical accomplishment and a musician of perception and style” (Dominion Post), Matthew Marshall is passionate about enhancing and expanding the repertoire of the classical guitar, particularly through music from his native New Zealand, exploring innovative approaches to playing and introducing unusual and intriguing music to the world.
“For an instrument and its music to evolve and for it to flourish, composers of every generation must write for it, and their music must be performed and heard. This is really important to me and I love exploring new musical ideas and experimenting with new techniques on the guitar – and of course encouraging others to do so too.”

Bruce Forman - Guitarist

Bruce Forman is one of the great lights of our age.” Barney Kessel, Jazz Times
“Bruce Forman is a wonderful guitarist; extremely versatile and very musical…a first-rate accompanist and soloist.” Kenny Burrell
A hectic touring schedule; eighteen recordings as a leader, including his newest release Junkyard Duo; countless sideman recording dates—with a featured role on one of jazz great Ray Brown’s last albums; soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films—most notably Academy Award-winning Million Dollar Baby; producer, arranger, and acclaimed educator; in residence at USC’s Studio/Jazz Guitar Dept.—when does Bruce Forman rest?

In Concert with the Rodger Fox Nonet.

Lead by New Zealand’s most well know jazz musicians Dr.Rodger Fox the nonet has many of the Wellington jazz scene’s leading performers amongst its ranks. BRYN VAN VLIET - Alto Saxophone, FRANK TAOBOT - Tenor Saxophone, EILISH WILSON - Baritone, BEN HUNT - Trumpet / Flugelhorn, JACK HARRE - Trumpet / Flugelhorn, CHRISTOPHER FOX - Trombone, ANITA SCHWABE - Piano, RORY MACARTNEY - Bass, LANCE PHILIP - DRUMS

In concert with the New Zealand Army Band

Formed in 1964 as a traditional brass band to perform at state and ceremonial occasions the New Zealand Army Band has evolved into a unique entertainment unit performing in a wide variety of settings. The incorporation of a rhythm section and vocalists in the 1970’s enabled the band to broaden its repertoire to include swing, jazz, pop and rock. The New Zealand Army Band has earned an international reputation as one of the finest marching bands in the world and has toured internationally, performing in England, Scotland, Australia, the United States of America, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Tonga and Vanuatu as well as performing at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Later Event: October 27
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