Caitlin Smith Trio
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Caitlin Smith Trio

The Caitlin Smith Trio brings to you some electric entertainment that combines the best of pop, jazz and soul into one night. Accompanied by Kevin Field on keys and Ollie Holland on bass, the trio makes for a night of delight.

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Grant Winterburn Trio
Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Grant Winterburn Trio

Grant Winterburn has emerged as one of NZ's leading keyboard players and is igniting a new generation of listeners with his blistering piano/organ performance. He represents a time warp in jazz splendour, recreating the verve and passion of the heyday of jazz showmanship. 

Grant Winterburn’s career has placed him squarely at the forefront of New Zealand jazz and funk performance. Grant was the musical director of Auckland Theatre Company's hit production of 'The Rocky Horror Show' and 'A Christmas Carol'. He was also a member of highly acclaimed New Zealand band Eye TV [on the album 'fire down below']. He has since been active in the theatre scene, notably with Jennifer Ward-Lealand's show 'Falling in Love Again'. He played keyboards on kiwi recording artist Carly Bindings latest album, and performs regularly with many of New Zealands top instrumentalists and vocalists.
 

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AB3 (Alan Brown 3)
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

AB3 (Alan Brown 3)

Alan Brown - Hammond organ
Dixon Nacey - guitars
Josh Sorenson - drums

Keyboard virtuoso Alan Brown has spawned projects such as the Hammond Organ-based Alan Brown Trio, the ambient duo Alargo, the electronic pioneers Mistake Theory and the award-winning jazz-funk band Blue Train. He has also toured and performed with Nathan Haines, Cherie Mathieson and Caitlin Smith. 

Alan Brown has been involved with the Auckland jazz scene for many years, originally studying under prominent Auckland jazz pianist Phil Broadhurst, and has made a name for himself as one of the few jazz organists around town. He teaches full-time at MAINZ (Music and Audio Institute of NZ), and has tutored at the Jazz school at Massey University. In the early '90s Alan formed the jazz-fusion band Blue Train, which achieved Jazz Album of The Year in 1996 with their second album “No Free Lunch”.

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SPERB3R
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

SPERB3R

Composer-guitarist Dan Sperber has recorded with free/smooth jazz quartet [SPAMMERZ?] as well as his international group Dan Sperber Complex and crossover acts The Relaxomatic Project and The New Loungehead. He also hosts the popular 7am Swim radio show on Auckland’s 95bFM.

Keyboard virtuoso Alan Brown has spawned projects such as the Hammond Organ-based Alan Brown Trio, the ambient duo Alargo, the electronic pioneers Mistake Theory and the award-winning jazz-funk band Blue Train. He has also toured and performed with Nathan Haines, Cherie Mathieson and Caitlin Smith.

Master drummer Jason Orme has spent more than 40 years on a drum stool. He has enjoyed a long association with Alan Brown and has recorded and performed with Ross Mullins, The Nairobi Trio and countless other top jazz acts. 

Dan, Alan and Jason will play tunes from their [SPAMMERZ?] album Tear Your Together and other Sperber-penned numbers. 

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Caitlin Smith Trio
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Caitlin Smith Trio

The Caitlin Smith Trio brings to you some electric entertainment that combines the best of pop, jazz and soul into one night. Accompanied by Kevin Field on keys and Ollie Holland on bass, the trio makes for a night of delight.

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Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

TERREON GULLY - Live at DOWNBEAT Jazz Bar

LIVE at Downbeat Jazz Bar

This is YOUR once-in-a-life-time-opportunity to experience, who many consider to be, the best drummer in the world!!! Sting, Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Stefon Harris David Sanborn, Queen Latifa, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, Common.

We’re sure at this gig your jaws will drop down to the floor, your eyeballs will pop out of their sockets, or lenses out of their frames, whichever comes first. So, don’t delay and pre-book today before it’s too late!

Wednesday 6 June, 7:30pm
326 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa All ages, $10 door sales

 Grammy winning, musician extraordinaire, Terreon Gully is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Widely recognized for his creativity, versatility and authenticity, Terreon is in high demand. For this special night feature concert at Downbeat Restaurant & Bar, Kevin Field will be joining Terreon and Oli, who have recently recorded for Olivier Holland’s latest project, the double CD album “GJAZZ” (the latter also featuring jazz giants Geoffrey Keezer, Denis Gaebel and Joscho Stephan).  Bass: Olivier Holland - Drums: Terreon “Tank” Gully Piano: Kevin Field - Sax: Roger Mannins

Grammy winning, musician extraordinaire, Terreon Gully is one of the most influential artists of his generation. Widely recognized for his creativity, versatility and authenticity, Terreon is in high demand. For this special night feature concert at Downbeat Restaurant & Bar, Kevin Field will be joining Terreon and Oli, who have recently recorded for Olivier Holland’s latest project, the double CD album “GJAZZ” (the latter also featuring jazz giants Geoffrey Keezer, Denis Gaebel and Joscho Stephan).

Bass: Olivier Holland - Drums: Terreon “Tank” Gully Piano: Kevin Field - Sax: Roger Mannins

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DAN SPERB3R
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

DAN SPERB3R

Composer-guitarist Dan Sperber has recorded with free/smooth jazz quartet [SPAMMERZ?] as well as his international group Dan Sperber Complex and crossover acts The Relaxomatic Project and The New Loungehead. He also hosts the popular 7am Swim radio show on Auckland’s 95bFM.

Keyboard virtuoso Alan Brown has spawned projects such as the Hammond Organ-based Alan Brown Trio, the ambient duo Alargo, the electronic pioneers Mistake Theory and the award-winning jazz-funk band Blue Train. He has also toured and performed with Nathan Haines, Cherie Mathieson and Caitlin Smith.

Master drummer Jason Orme has spent more than 40 years on a drum stool. He has enjoyed a long association with Alan Brown and has recorded and performed with Ross Mullins, The Nairobi Trio and countless other top jazz acts. 

Dan, Alan and Jason will play tunes from their [SPAMMERZ?] album Tear Your Together and other Sperber-penned numbers. 

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Mike Knock & Kim Paterson Trio
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Mike Knock & Kim Paterson Trio

Once in a lifetime opportunity to see Mike Nock.

Mike Nock’s career has spanned a broad range of contemporary musical styles and he is widely recognised as an important voice in Australian modern music.

Based in Sydney since 1986, he previously spent 25 years in the USA, working with many of the world’s top jazz artists.

His compositions include orchestral music, woodwind / percussion ensembles, electronic / choral works etc., and have been recorded and performed by a range of jazz & non-jazz performers.

Attracting many awards and honours over his lengthy career in 2014 he was awarded the Don Banks Music Award, the most valuable individual music award in Australia.

In 2009 he was inducted into the Bell Awards Australian Jazz Hall Of Fame and in 2003 presented with the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM)

Joining Mike is Kim Paterson, New Zealand's very own Master Jazz Trumpeter who brings the best of Jazz with him and his trio to Downbeat for a heartfelt listening experience.

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Caitlin Smith Trio
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Caitlin Smith Trio

The Caitlin Smith Trio brings to you some electric entertainment that combines the best of pop, jazz and soul into one night. Accompanied by Kevin Field on keys and Ollie Holland on bass, the trio makes for a night of delight.

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DAN SPERB3R
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

DAN SPERB3R

Composer-guitarist Dan Sperber has recorded with free/smooth jazz quartet [SPAMMERZ?] as well as his international group Dan Sperber Complex and crossover acts The Relaxomatic Project and The New Loungehead. He also hosts the popular 7am Swim radio show on Auckland’s 95bFM.

Keyboard virtuoso Alan Brown has spawned projects such as the Hammond Organ-based Alan Brown Trio, the ambient duo Alargo, the electronic pioneers Mistake Theory and the award-winning jazz-funk band Blue Train. He has also toured and performed with Nathan Haines, Cherie Mathieson and Caitlin Smith.

Master drummer Jason Orme has spent more than 40 years on a drum stool. He has enjoyed a long association with Alan Brown and has recorded and performed with Ross Mullins, The Nairobi Trio and countless other top jazz acts. 

Dan, Alan and Jason will play tunes from their [SPAMMERZ?] album Tear Your Together and other Sperber-penned numbers. 

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