Founders Park Twilight Concert

From 4pm through until around 10pm.
Eight food stalls will include French crêpes & galettes, South African dried meats and vegetarian super-foods & delicacies. Beers, wines, coffee and non-alcoholic refreshments will be available from Founder’s Park’s own cafe/bars. Alternatively, bring your own picnic and drinks (alcohol permitted) to enjoy as you relax on the lawn.

Founders Park Twilight Concert

Sing Sing Sing

Where: Founders Park – concert starts @ 4pm. Sing Sing Sing will be playing @ 8pm.
This is your only chance to hear this amazing sextet perform in the festival.
Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
$10 gate entry, under 16s free – covers five bands.

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 vocalists who will take you on a journey from Swing, BeBop and Cool Jazz to Soul, Latin and R&B. The brainchild of award winning drummer Reuben Bradley, Sing Sing Sing is a show that celebrates all the things we love about jazz from yesterday and today!

Set starts @ 8pm

Founders Park Twilight Concert

Tom Rainey Organ Quartet (TROQ)

Where: Founders Park – concert starts @ 4pm. TROQ will be playing @ 7pm.
Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
$10 gate entry, under 16s free – covers five bands.

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.

Set starts @ 7pm

Founders Park Twilight Concert

Django Junkies with guest vocalist Caro Manins

Where: Founders Park – concert starts @ 4pm. Django Junkies will be playing @ 6pm.
Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
$10 gate entry, under 16s free – covers five bands.

Vocalist Caro Manins joins Django geeks from around New Zealand to play acoustic swing music in the style of the legendary Hot Club of France.

Set starts @ 6pm

Founders Park Twilight Concert

Cover Me

Where: Founders Park – concert starts @ 4pm. Cover Me will be playing @ 5pm.
Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
$10 gate entry, under 16s free – covers five bands.

Forged from molten funk and dipped in the grooviest jazz dust along the way, Trudi Wilson, Sam Atkins, Simon Williams, Mark McKenzie and Bruce McGregor, collectively take their favourite contemporary classics and funk them up to provide a soundtrack you’ll want to dance to.

Set starts @ 5pm

Founders Park Twilight Concert

Nelson Jazz Club Big Band

Where: Founders Park – concert starts @ 4pm. Nelson Jazz Club Big Band will be playing @ 4pm.
Date: Tuesday 3rd January 2017
$10 gate entry, under 16s free – covers five bands.

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band – styled after the great bands of the Forties and Fifties – is a traditional stage band that plays syncopated written arrangements with improvised interludes. Most people will be familiar with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, but Big Bands have been popular since the dawn of jazz and show no sign of losing their appeal, with new arrangements of contemporary music appearing all the time.

The Nelson Jazz Club Big Band has been in existence for more than twenty years, and has played at every Nelson Jazz Festival since its inception as well as playing regular gigs in the region.

Set starts @ 4pm