Start Jazz in Martinborough 2016 with an exciting and exhilirating performance from a bunch of masterly Gypsy Jazz musicians.
Black Spider Stomp is a Gypsy Jazz ensemble born in the heart of Wellington.
The talents of these five virtuosic musicians are combined to create a wealth of highly polished original repertoire featuring blazingly swift swing, deep sultry ballads, old-world waltzes and foot-stomping shuffles.
They also play vibrant re-imaginings of classic jazz by Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Django Reinhardt and many others.
Constantly evolving and releasing new material, Black Spider Stomp are definitely one of the most exciting gypsy jazz entities to come out of New Zealand.
The Stomp are lead by Oscar Laven, an eclectic saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist based in Wellington, New Zealand. A frequently-appearing personality in the Wellington jazz scene, Laven is a busy full time performer, composer and teacher with bachelor degrees in jazz and classical performance from the New Zealand School of Music.
He has performed/recorded internationally and across the country with many ensembles including the Oscar Laven Quartet, Laven-French Quintet, his big band The Neo Hot Jive Orchestra, The Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, Orchestra Wellington, The Rodger Fox Big Band, New Zealand School of Music Big Band, National Youth Orchestra and Youth Jazz Orchestra, Black Spider Stomp, The Wellington City Shake ‘Em On Downers and many others.
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*Please note that these tickets do not include your dinner reservations at The Village Cafe, this will need to be arranged with the Cafe directly.
Part of Jazz In Martinborough
Jazz In Martinborough is is dedicated to supporting our supporters and offer you a discounted Combo Ticket that gives entry to all 4 Feature Shows. These four events, Black Spider Stomp, Reuben Bradley 'Sing! Sing! Sing!, Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers and The Jhan Lindsay Quintet have a ticket value of $135 and a Combo Ticket is available for only $115.