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Musical-Medley-on-offer “The Jazz in Martinborough Festival from 1 – 4 September 2016 offers plenty of variety and interest, bringing first-class, top quality talent to our wine village for a weekend of entertaining jazz,” says Lee Quayle, festival publicist.

Feature acts announced include The Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers, a jazz journey with Reuben Bradley called Sing! Sing! Sing!, the effervescent Black Spider Stomp and the talent-laden Jhan Lindsay Quintet.
The Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers are the Strait city’s most swinging septet, bringing energetic interpretations of vintage jazz classics. “The ‘Shakes are a funky, fun, talented group who bring energy, excitement and expertise to their renditions of New Orleans swing jazz,” says Music Director Ted Preston. “They are a joyful group of youthful musicians who have wowed audiences throughout the country with their infectious humour and talented musicianship. They are very popular in Martinborough and we are delighted to have them back again in 2016.”

Bandleader and award-winning drummer, Reuben Bradley brings an exciting new show that features the jazz hits from the 20s to today – showcasing the vocalists and vocal groups that made this style great. A cracking rhythm section backs three talented young female vocalists.
The Jhan Lindsay Quintet is a lush sounding jazz ensemble comprising some of the capital’s finest jazz musicians. Playing an eclectic mix of jazz standards from ballads to bop, this talented group amply caters to all jazz listeners’ needs.

The festival is not just these four ticketed events. “We are planning a total of over 30 festival events,” says Ted. “The festival will provide an interesting mix of jazz styles at a range of venues throughout Martinborough, a real musical medley. We have new bands lined up, combos from Christchurch and Auckland, and Wairarapa artists will be performing too.”

Word to the Wise
“Get your tickets early.” That’s the advice of Jazz in Martinborough 2016 Festival Producer Ian Cresswell. “As locals will know, the Town Hall is closed for refurbishment. This means that our prime venue, with its larger seating capacity, will not be available for this festival. Consequently, we have negotiated with Bruce and Chris at The Village Café to hold the main shows at their wonderful cafe.”
For full ticketing and performance details go to www.jazzinmartinborough.co.nz

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