Saturday 5 September, 7.30 pm Martinborough Town Hall
Join us for a fabulous Saturday night out in Martinborough Wine Village.
Swing along to one of Wellington’s Premier Jazz Bands led by the fantastic vocals and musicianship of David Feehan.
Wellington born David Feehan is simply one of NZs premier vocalists, with four albums to his credit, and involvement in over 20 more. David has sung all over the world and appeared at venues as exclusive as Ronnie Scotts (London) and Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), with artists as diverse as the Buena Vista Social Club, Tom Jones, Bill Reichenbach and Greg Bissonette. He is versatile and sings in most genres but was bought up appreciating the jazz vocal standards. Currently teaching privately as well as performing, David has performed all over NZ and been a sought after studio vocalist since the mid 1960s with vocal support on over a dozen top ten N.Z. singles.
David is bringing with him a selection of singers and musos to entrance and entertain you. The line up includes Swiss born Coco Favre, a multilingual, multi-genre singer who has toured Europe, Mexico and North Africa as both a singer and dancer. She has worked as a session singer in Geneva, Switzerland and New Zealand, and performed in numerous bands all over the world. Coco recently released her debut Jazz album Introducing…Coco Favre and will be singing some of her sultry Jazz, French and soulful Latin from the album along with some new songs. She has also produced much of the vocals on David’s new album and is sought after as a studio vocalist and tutor.
Coco will share the vocal duties with David’s longstanding collaborator Dawn Elder. Dawn has been a longstanding student of David Feehan and specialises in adapting Jazz Standards. Based in Wellington, she has also studied (like Coco and David) at the prestigious Tuscany Vocal Workshop in Italy. She was also a founding member of the A Capella group 10DD led by Julie Lamb. Dawn released her first CD Alternative Medicine in December 2013.
Andy Mauafua works as a session guitarist and has worked with some of NZs leading recording artists such as Annie Crummer, Iva Lamkum, Bella Kalolo, Ardijah, Adeaze, Lisa Tomlins, Deva Mahal & David Feehan. He has played at some of NZs biggest music festivals such as Womad , Rhythm & Vines, Pasifika, Parachute etc.. and most of NZs Jazz Festivals, as well as touring overseas at the Glastonbury Festival (UK), Switzerland, Austria, Korea and Singapore. In 2005 Andy studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was awarded the coveted ‘World Scholarship’, an award given to students who show the most promise and potential.