The Classical Jazz Quartet make a welcome return to Rippon Hall, bringing a timeless collection of classics and infusing them with toe tapping rhythms and jazzy harmonies.

Inspired by Jaques Loussier to blend their musical worlds, three jazz musicians and classical violinist?Cathy?Irons perform familiar and famous works by Bach, Vivaldi and Sarasate, interspersed with popular numbers such as Chaplin’s “Smile” and Jacob Gade’s “Jealousy.”

With informative and engaging commentary, music chosen to make you smile and magnificent views of Lake Wanaka to the Southern Alps and beyond, it’s all set for an enjoyable evening ahead. This event is proudly supported by The Rippon Hall, along with the Central Lakes Trust, and the Upper Clutha Arts Council.

Please join us Friday the 18th October, 2019

Doors open from 6:30 pm; Concert starts at 7:30 pm

Tickets available on?

Adult $45
Concession $35
Students $20

Limited door sales available (cash only).
Wine available to purchase.

The idea for the Classical Jazz Quartet began when?Cathy?and Barry were on the West Coast preparing for a Baroque Concert performance. Having a little time on their hands, they started to improvise on their carefully rehearsed repertoire, and have never looked back since. Now CJQ consists of four outstanding professional Christchurch-based musicians:?Cathy?Irons?(violin), Barry Brinson (piano), Michael Davis (bass) and Doug Brush (drums). Each a recognised musician in their own field, the four musicians revel in getting together, ignoring convention and freely cross the boundaries of music with conviction and delight. All have extensive NZ and international experience.