All this jazz at Baycourt!

Mandy Meadows will captivate you with her performance in ‘Ella & Joe’, which she brings to Baycourt on June 22 in a duo with Chris Williamson. Photo: Supplied.

Jazz-inspired music – from eight dynamic acts – will bring to life The National Jazz Festival Concert Series at Baycourt from June 22-25.

Part of the Port of Tauranga 59th National Jazz Festival – this year’s series offers performances themed around International Jazz Greats.

At 6pm on June 22, Mandy Meadows and Chris Williamson will transport you to New York’s Carnegie Hall – where distinguished guitarist Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald first performed together – in their debut of ‘Ella & Joe’.

At 8pm that night, legendary music icon Midge Marsden will play Rhythm & Blues from his illustrious five-decade career.

‘The songs of Eva Cassidy’ will flow through Caitriona Fallon’s spine-tingling voice on June 23 at 6pm. Playing ‘Wayfaring Stranger’, ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’, there will be pin-drop moments with voice and piano, guitar solos to full-band, foot-tapping energy.

The Tauranga Big Band returns to present their new show ‘Black & Gold’ of Big Band classics the same night from 8pm.

If you love Miles Davis and Chet Baker you’ll enjoy international artist Geoff Culverwell, NZ jazz base icon Paul Dyne, Des Mallon and Duncan Haines from 6pm June 23.

That night at 8pm the amazing Rodger Fox Big Band with the delightful Ms Erna Ferry and very talented Mr Eugene Wolfin present ‘Frank meets Peggy’ – celebrating songs of The Great American Songbook through the eyes of Frank Sinatra and Miss Peggy Lee and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Emerging original jazz at its best is the Joe Kaptein Quartet, featuring Joe Kaptein, Andrew Isdale, George Brajkovich and Wil Goodinson from 6pm June 25.

The series winds up 8pm that night with ‘The Look of Love’, with award-winning Ali Harper showcasing Burt Bacharach’s hit songs.

Festival organiser Marc Anderson says those interested in the Concert Series at Baycourt should take a look at what’s on offer now. “Please remember tickets will go fast, so be in early to avoid disappointment.” Book tickets at Ticketek online or at Baycourt Community & Arts Centre Box Office.

Jazz-inspired music – from eight dynamic acts – will bring to life The National Jazz Festival Concert Series at Baycourt from June 22-25.

Part of the Port of Tauranga 59th National Jazz Festival – this year’s series offers performances themed around International Jazz Greats.

At 6pm on June 22, Mandy Meadows and Chris Williamson will transport you to New York’s Carnegie Hall – where distinguished guitarist Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald first performed together – in their debut of ‘Ella & Joe’.

At 8pm that night, legendary music icon Midge Marsden will play Rhythm & Blues from his illustrious five-decade career.

‘The songs of Eva Cassidy’ will flow through Caitriona Fallon’s spine-tingling voice on June 23 at 6pm. Playing ‘Wayfaring Stranger’, ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Over the Rainbow’, there will be pin-drop moments with voice and piano, guitar solos to full-band, foot-tapping energy.

The Tauranga Big Band returns to present their new show ‘Black & Gold’ of Big Band classics the same night from 8pm.

If you love Miles Davis and Chet Baker you’ll enjoy international artist Geoff Culverwell, NZ jazz base icon Paul Dyne, Des Mallon and Duncan Haines from 6pm June 23.

That night at 8pm the amazing Rodger Fox Big Band with the delightful Ms Erna Ferry and very talented Mr Eugene Wolfin present ‘Frank meets Peggy’ – celebrating songs of The Great American Songbook through the eyes of Frank Sinatra and Miss Peggy Lee and the Count Basie Orchestra.

Emerging original jazz at its best is the Joe Kaptein Quartet, featuring Joe Kaptein, Andrew Isdale, George Brajkovich and Wil Goodinson from 6pm June 25.

The series winds up 8pm that night with ‘The Look of Love’, with award-winning Ali Harper showcasing Burt Bacharach’s hit songs.

Festival organiser Marc Anderson says those interested in the Concert Series at Baycourt should take a look at what’s on offer now. “Please remember tickets will go fast, so be in early to avoid disappointment.” Book tickets at Ticketek online or at Baycourt Community & Arts Centre Box Office.

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