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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This Wednesday The Flamingo Trio at The Groove Jazz Lounge...

The Flamingo Trio - A night of classic jazz, with a light splash of blues, jazz funk and jazz R&B. No cover charge of course, from 7.30pm.

Kirsten Te Rito, James Illingworth and Rick Cranson will be mixing it up with sassy vocals, hot drum licks and retro organ styles, the Flamingo Trio combine a selection of jazz, blues, funk and R&B. Versatile vocalist Kirsten Te Rito has graced many a stage. Standout appearances include Disney's “The Lion King” in both Melbourne and Shanghai, backing vocalist for the pairing of the Little Bushman and the NZSO as well as fronting R&B/soul group Bebe Deluxe. Pianist and composer James Illingworth is a regular on the Wellington music scene and can often be found ripping it up to an appreciative audience. His recent credits include the Recloose Live Band, Iva Lamkum, Rio Hemopo, Lisa Tomlins and Bebe Deluxe. Drummer Rick Cranson from the well known Kiwi psychedelic rock group the Little Bushman exudes class, skill and talent.

As always, the third set will be an open jam, so bring your instrument/voice (and maybe charts?)

At The Ruby Lounge, upstairs, 14 Bond St from 7.30 every Wednesday night, in association with Groove 107.7FM.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tessa Quayle's Groove Jazz Lounge debut!

Another great vibe at the Ruby lounge last Wednesday with Vaughn Roberts and Tranquillo.

This Wednesday it's the first time at The Groove Jazz Lounge for Tessa Quayle.

Tessa will be performing two sets of vocal jazz, in an intimate setting of bass and piano accompaniment, with the wonderfully talented Nick Tipping and Ben Wilcock. The third set will be an open jam, so bring your instrument/voice (and maybe charts?) Tessa has just this year released her debut album ‘Whisper Not’ which has received positive and high rating reviews. This album also features the sensitive yet creative playing of Nick Tipping and Ben Wilcock, along with Reuben Bradley and Lex French. Tessa also teaches voice, both privately and at the NZSM jazz programme, and directs the NZSM Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Groove Jazz lounge a blast

Man, what a great vibe at the Ruby lounge last Wednesday with the Reuben Bradley Trio that became on Octet! One of the great things about the Groove jazz lounge is that you don't know quite what, who or how many you're going to get on the night. Even the band can't be sure!

Last week was a great example with Jonathan and then Terry Crayford both playing accoustic piano, up to 3 saxes at once including a visiting New york player, Paul Dyne on bass, lovely female vocals by someone who's name gone out of my head sorry! (I'll update that bit) and none other than the infamous talented street performer, Toby, beat boxing on some tunes! (Sure I've missed someone).

For the full calendar and more details go to the Ruby lounge website (link right and below).
Support The Ruby, Groove and live jazz in Wellington at the same time!


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Groove Jazz lounge live every Wednesday

We've teamed up with The Ruby Lounge in Bond St to bring you the best Jazz live on stage in the great atmosphere that is the Ruby lounge.

The third set is a Jam set as always. Turn up and join the band! The Wednesday Groove Jazz Lounge in sponsored by us at Groove 107.7. No cover charge, from 7.30pm on.

Check out the details at

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