Roger Metcalf (tuba) performing with The Valley Stompers at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Jim Morrell (drums) performing with Superants at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
A programme from the 52nd Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019. Performers included Gregg Bissonette, Louis Dowdeswell, Glenn Waters, Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Steve Evans, Ron E Beck, Ben Wilcock, The All Girl Big Band, The Rodger Fox Big Band, Kevin Downing's 101 Lab Band, Swamp City Big Band, and the Manawatū Jazz Club Big Band. The booklet unfolds to become a poster.
The programme details performances at venues in Feilding and Palmerston North as part of the 52nd Manawatu International Jazz Festival 2019 Broadway Radiology Cafe Scene.
Programme for 1st annual jazz festival presented by the Manawatū Musicians and Entertainers Club, held on Labour Weekend, 1968. The Manawatū Musicians and Entertainers Club, later became the Manawatū Jazz Club.
Programme for 13th annual jazz festival presented by the Manawatū Jazz Club over Queen's Birthday weekend, 1980.
The programme from a concert by the Lucien Johnson Quartet held at the Whanganui Opera House. The concert, produced by Chamber Music Wanganui, featured Johnson's original compositions performed by the quartet of Jonathan Crayford (piano), Tom Callwood (bass), Cory Champion (drums) and Lucien Johnson (tenor and soprano saxophone). There was one alteration to the programme with "Spooning" following "Morning Song". The quartet performed the previous evening in Wellington and will tour New Zealand later in July.
The ticket sleeve and ticket stub from a concert by the Lucien Johnson Quartet held at the Whanganui Opera House.
This booklet was produced by the Palmerston North Borough Council to commemorate the 1927 Jubilee. It details a week's worth of special events that took place all about Palmerston North, including an electric light show, a baby show, jazz night, fireworks display and lantern parade.
Melissa Thake (vocals) performing with the jazz band Easy Street in the Celtic Inn
Violinist Tim Williams performing at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
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), Syd Wood on trumpet, Andy Keen on saxophone. Their signature card themed decorations appear with them in this photograph.
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)
The first meeting in the new Council Chamber for Palmerston North was presided over by the Mayor, Brian Elwood. Palmerston North jazz pianist, Ron Glen, played a selection of jazz items at the end of the formal opening of the new Council Chamber, on 20 December 1979. The bulding was dedicated by Mr David Brown, President of the Palmerston North Minister's Association.
City Jazz pianist, Rob Glen, plays a selection of Jazz items at the end of the formal opening of the new Council Chamber, on 20 December 1979. The building was dedicated by Mr David Brown, President of the Palmerston North Minister's Association.
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.
Arahi Hagger (drums) performing with Clazz at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Ray Woodley (banjo) performing with the Riverside Jazz Band at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Bassist Jim Wilson performing at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Emanon performing at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival. L-R: John Carson (piano) Don Loveday (bass) Jeff Baker (drums) Pam Carson (leader/vocals)
Barry Goold (drums) performing with Mink at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Flugelhornist performing with the Queen City Big Band at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Marama Iwihora (guitar) performing with Clazz at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
The Queen City Big Band performing at the Anniversary Ball for the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival. Personnel includes: Georgina Duder, Jackie Field, Geraldine Kelly, Aidan McBride-Stewart, Joe Murray, Ashley Stansfield (vocals) 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)
Simon Rae (bass) performing with the Black and White Jazz Band from New Plymouth Boys’ High School at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Tony Roberts (bass/vocals) performing with Clazz at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Rosemary Rudman, Secretary of the Manawatū Jazz Club, being presented with a trophy at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Erna Ferry singing with the Manawatū Jazz Club Big Band at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.
Noel Watts (trumpet), leader of the Riverside Jazz Band, performing at the 25th Annual Manawatū Jazz Festival.