Carrara Park jazz picnic

  • When: 9th Mar 1:00pm
  • Where: Carrara Park, Regent St, Newtown

Kick back and relax to jazz all afternoon in the peaceful sunshine at Carrara park.

Bring a picnic, your blankets, kids, grandparents, friends and come and listen to a variety of jazz styles …

The lineup

1 pm: The Wend
Newtown Locals playing their take on tradtional blues.

2 pm: Serendipity
The ultimate Duo – Mike Duffy and Jeremy Desmond.

2:30 pm: Elizabeth Wise
All the way from Memphis, Tn. 24 Year old Elizabeth Wise born and raised in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and spent last 4 years working on music in Memphis.  Her own Memphis-based band, which includes blues/jazz legend Dr. Herman Green who accompanied BB King, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis for years, has been a regular band during tourist season on Beale St., played all over Memphis, while her Richmond-based band has toured Virginia.

3:30 pm: Megan Wheeler
British muso travelling New Zealand and combining other travelling musicians in the set. Look out ya’ll!

4 pm: Nigel Patterson
 Led by Nigel Patterson, one of New Zealand’s finest keyboardists/composers (The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties) with support from Lucien Johnson (Shogun Orchestra, The Troubles) on tenor saxophone, and Peter Elliot on drums the trio combines expert musicianship with passion and creativity.

Inspired by such greats as Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Mal Waldron, McCoy Tyner and many others The NP Trio creates a contemporary, sophisticated and digestible take on the jazz idiom.

5 pm: Serendipity
See above …

5:30 pm: The Bandits
6 piece Salsa Band. These young and up and coming Jazz School trained performers are playing regularly in the Wellington scene and will bring the grass dancefloor alive in the afternoon..


Big Bike Fix Up

Bring your bike along to the jazz picnic and our volunteer mechanics will help you fine-tune and fix it up! Find out more.


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