“Characterized by inspirational musicianship,” the Classical Jazz Quartet is back in Wanaka in a summer mood with a new cocktail of skillfully blended jazz infused classics!

For an evening of warmth, fun and great music, we have the irrepressible Barry Brinson on keys, Doug Brush, the master of drum kit colours, Michael Davis grooving down low on double bass, and the gorgeous rich tone of Cathy’s violin.

CJQ begin their musical journey with the Baroque era re-imagined – Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor, J.S. Bach’s Bouree, through CPE Bach’s Solfeggietto, stop for a while to enjoy an African folk song and some jazz standards, to arrive at the greats of Gershwin (arr. Heifetz) – Summertime, A Woman is a Sometime Thing, Bess, You is My Woman Now, It Ain’t Necessarily So and the ebullient Rhapsody in Blue.

With informative and engaging commentary by the performers, and a wonderful array of music, it’s all set for an uplifting “feel good” evening ahead.

Each a recognized musician in their own field, the Classical Jazz Quartet revel in getting together, ignoring convention and freely cross the boundaries of music with conviction and delight. All have extensive NZ and international experience.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Rippon wine will be on sale so you can enjoy a pre-concert drink and enjoy the stunning views across the spacious lawns and vineyard to the lake and beyond.

Tickets price includes snacks
Adult: $45
Concession (senior, unwaged) $35
Student $20
Online at eventfinda
Available at the Gifted Design Store, 19 Helwick Street
Limited door sales available
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Supported by The Rippon Hall and the Upper Clutha Community Arts Council