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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jonathan Crayford wins Tui for Best Jazz Album

The Tui for Best Jazz Album was presented tonight at a cocktail party attended by Wellington’s jazz community and sponsors and supported for the Wellington Jazz Festival.  The event included Anthony Healey, Head of APRA and Damian Vaughan (Recorded Music New Zealand).  Jonathan Crayford picked up the award for Best Album for East West Moon, which he recorded in New York with Ben Street and Dan Weiss.  Crayford was up against some tough competition including veteran Jazzman Mike Nock (Vicissitudes) and new comer Myele Manzanza (OnePointOne). 

Callum Allardice (of The Jac) managed to swing Best Composition for his piece Deep Thought.  Festival favourites award went to The Brad Kang Quartet for their amazing concert at St Peter’s on Friday night.

Jonathan Crayford - photo Tim Gruar
Callum Allardice - Photo Wellington Jazz Festival

Jonathan Crayford with Steve Garden (Rattle Records) - Photo Wellingotn Jazz Festival

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