Where: Founders Park – Twilight Concert starts @ 4pm
TROQ play @ 7pm
Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
$10 gate entry, under 16s free – covers five bands.
Where: Honest Lawyer
Date: Wednesday 4th January 2017 @ 5pm
Where: River Kitchen
Date: Thursday 5th January 2017 @ 5pm
Where: East St Cafe – late night jam session
Date: Friday 6th January 2017, 9pm – midnight
Tickets $5 – door sales only
Tom Rainey – Hammond organ
Brad Kang – guitar
Jimmy Rainey – saxophone
Jo McCallum– drums
TROQ is an organ quartet from Christchurch performing an exciting mix of classic and new repertoire, as well as standards. Led by veteran jazz musician and Hammond enthusiast Tom Rainey, the group is comprised of a bunch of impressive young guns making their mark on the music world.
Brad Kang has recently moved back home to NZ after a spell in the United States studying jazz guitar at the University of North Texas. An active member of the jazz scene in Texas, Kang was part of the world-renowned One O’Clock Lab Band as a composer and player, receiving a Grammy nomination for one of the tracks ‘Neil’. He has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinson, Mike LeDonne, Wycliffe Gordon, Mike Clark, Clay Jenkins and Adam Larson.
Jimmy Rainey is a saxophonist based in Christchurch. He is a recent graduate of Ara Music Arts and has worked with a variety of musicians across New Zealand, including Rodger Fox, Kevin Field, Shapeshifter, James Morrison and the NZSO.
Jo McCallum is an innovative drummer who has recently returned from shows in the USA and Canada with country/soul singer Tami Neilson. Versatile and in demand, he performs and records across a number of styles including jazz, country, blues and improvised/experimental. He has played with Marlon Williams, Delaney Davidson, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Jeff Henderson. Joe teaches Jazz Drums at Ara Music Arts.