Duncan Haynes: Directions in Jazz

Martinborough Martinborough
Fri 03 Sep


Texas Street, Martinborough

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EARLYBIRD 10-17 July


Texas Street, Martinborough

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Duncan Haynes: Directions in Jazz – The Vocalese Session​

The Jazz in Martinborough 2021 festival kicks-off on Friday night when award-winning pianist Duncan Haynes showcases tunes that celebrate legendary jazz vocalists and features songs from the beautiful ballad Lush Life all the way through to Coltrane’s 26-2, with a bunch of swinging tunes and great soloists in between.

Recently returned to Aotearoa after 20 years abroad performing and teaching, Duncan has performed all over the U.K. and Europe including at Ronnie Scott’s, Wembley Stadium, and jazz festivals in Warsaw, Portugal, Ireland, and the Netherlands.

Duncan will be joined on stage in the Martinborough Town Hall by three local musicians. The award-winning bassist Umar Zakaria, drumming mainstay Mark Locket and searing tenor saxophonist Louisa Williamson. 

For the Vocalese concert, they will be joined by two artists who have played at two earlier JIM festivals, virtuoso guitarist Brad Kang and versatile vocalist Ella Dunbar-Wilcox.

  • Duncan Haynes - piano
  • Ella Dunbar-Wilcox - vocals
  • Louisa Williamson- tenor sax
  • Brad Kang - guitar
  • Umar Zakaria - bass
  • Mark Lockett - drums

If you are looking for accommodation in the Wairarapa please contact the Martinborough i-SITE on 06 306 5010 or visit www.wairarapanz.com.

For more information about Jazz in Martinborough 2021 go to the website