- When: Tomorrow! 10th March 12:00pm
- Where: Carrara Park
Bring a picnic, your blankets, kids, grandparents, friends and come and listen to a variety of jazz styles…6 live acts interspersed with the Groove 107.7FM tunes you know and love. We'll be broadcasting the bands too if the technology holds together so make sure you tune in via FM or stream if you really can't make it.
Performers this year are:
12pm - A Tongan Dance Group to kick things off
1pm – The Deanne Krieg Trio
The Deanne Krieg Trio are current students of the NZ School of Music. Having jammed together since 2010, their first public début saw them winning second place in the 2011 Ken Avery Jazz competition. All members play in current Wellington bands such as “The Dreamers” and “Bradford Shelves”.
2pm – “The People’s Duo” w/Richard Thai
“The People’s Duo is a new musical endeavor of Richard Thai and Cory Champion. This saxophone/drums duo has an open sound, playing modern interpretations and original arrangements of jazz standards. The People’s Duo the demonstrate their focus of exploration through improvisation and experimentation of their music.”
3pm – Chris Buckland Trio
4pm – Seismic Swing
Seismic Swing is: Tim Booth on keys, Pat Stewart on bass and Simon Jones on guitar and vocals. They’ll be bringing the swing to the picnic with tunes from Duke and the American Songbook.
5pm – Tim Key Duo
6pm – Klezmer Rebs
Back at the Newtown Festival for the fourth year, the Klezmer Rebs will share their own version of klezmer music, world/folk music born out of the Yiddish/Jewish culture of eastern Europe.
Note: The Weather is looking great for tomorrow with a forecast high of 20 degrees and fine. If somehow it is wet, the picnic will happen on Sunday (the 11th of March).
Jump over to the Newtown Festival Website
Where is it?... It's the green bit in the map below: