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The Queen City Big Band, Manawatū Jazz Festival

The Queen City Big Band, Manawatū Jazz Festival

The Queen City Big Band performing at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival. Personnel includes: Katerine Ingram, Aaron Penman (alto saxophones) John Callesen, Matthew Smith (tenor saxophone) Chris Knight (baritone saxophone) Hamish Arthur, Mike Young, Alistair McMillan, Nick Travaglia (trombones) Joe Allen, Russell Brooke, Dave Johnstone, Grant Langdon (trumpets) Stuart Haynes (piano) Greg Tuohey (guitar) Matt Penman (bass) Malcolm Taylor (drums) Merv Thomas (director)

 
The Aces Dance Band

The Aces Dance Band

In 1940s Palmerston North, dance bands were in demand to play Saturday night halls, clubs and special occasions. Mel Creighton’s band, named The Aces, is set to play at one such venue, perhaps the ANA Dance Hall (later the Astoria Ballroom) in George Street. The band played many such halls, such as the old Oddfellows Hall in Cuba Street, A&P Hall at the Showgrounds. They also were popular for country dances in smaller towns like Opiki, Rongotea and Rangiotu. The named members of the band were: Mel Creighton (piano), Jack Creighton (double bass, father of Mel), Jeff Everson (drums). The other three members remain unnamed, but they were brothers. There signature card themed decorations appear with them in this photograph.

 
The New Valley Stompers performing at the Manawatū Jazz Club

The New Valley Stompers performing at the Manawatū Jazz Club

The New Valley Stompers, a traditional jazz group from Wellington, performing at the Willow Park Tavern as part of the monthly Club Day Concert held by the Manawatū Jazz Club. L-R: Graham Kelly (keyboard/vocals) Brian Smythe (banjo) Bill West (trumpet/vocals) Barry Carter (washboard) Chris Caudwell (trombone) Dave Thompson (clarinet) and Roger Metcalfe (sousaphone). Vocalist Marian Price-Carter joined the group for a number of pieces.

 
Melissa Thake (musician)

Melissa Thake (musician)

Melissa Thake (vocals) performing with the jazz band Easy Street in the Celtic Inn

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February 11, 2016
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The Manawatū Jazz Club Big Band

The Manawatū Jazz Club Big Band

The Manawatū Jazz Club Big Band performing at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival. Personnel includes: Trevor Castle (director) Graeme Parker, Noel Watts, Charley O’Kelly, Steve Wallace (trumpets) Don Crawford, Noel Robinson, Darrell Farley (trombones) Graydon Crawford, Brian Cobbe, Richard Hardman (alto saxophones) John McCormick, Hugh King, Murray Jamieson (tenor saxophones) Alex Logan (baritone saxophone) Gavin Donaldson (guitar) Simon Van Rysewyk (bass) Ralph Sims (drums) Mike Holmes (piano)

 
Deidre Tarrant Dance poster

Deidre Tarrant Dance poster

"Deidre Tarrant Dance Theatre tour with - La Boutique Fantasque - Baroque Suite - Jazz Spectrum - Transcendenatal Freedom - to the music of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Visits Palmerston North Opera House. Book at Collinson & Cunninghame. $1.20 & 80c plus book fee." Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.

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circa 1970 to circa 1980
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Palmerston North
 
Telethon Cushion Concert poster

Telethon Cushion Concert poster

"Telethon Television New Zealand. Palmerston North Dance Assn. Inc. Cushion Concert. Rangitāne Pavillion. Civic Centre. Sunday July 21st 1981. 2pm. Adults $1 Child 50c. Proceeds to Telethon. Family Entertainment. Items from Palm. Nth. Levin Marton Dancing Classes. Highland Dancing. P.N.G.H.S Jazz Group. Entertaining Ethnic Dances." Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.

 
Jazz Club poster

Jazz Club poster

Manawatu Jazz Club presents.....Jazz 81. Palmerston North Opera House. Saturday May 30th 1.30pm, Sunday May 31st 1.30pm. Door sales only. Children under 15 half price. 8pm concert featuring Roger Fox Big Band of Wellington. Watch your local paper for further details." Part of a collection of posters that were displayed in the Public Library in the 1970s - 1980s.

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May 1981
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