Wellington Jazz Festival & Meow


9:15pm, Thu 10 June, 2021
MEOW, Wellington

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The NewBob Quintet shines a fresh light on the key aspects of Hard Bop

The 1950’s and 60’s was the era of the greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderly, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins. It’s when the music known as BeBop evolved into HardBop. In 2019 lover and supporter of Jazz David Innes took a philanthropic step and proposed the idea of an Auckland based HardBop tribute band and in partnership with recording industry icon Terence O’Neill-Joyce assembled The NewBop Quintet. With 2020 vision the Auckland based NewBop Quintet shines a fresh light on the key aspects of Hard Bop – a close link with the blues, a strong rhythmical presence, and strong melody lines. The NewBop Quintet revisits the Hard Bop ethos with stunning original tunes and a familiar yet fresh take on standards like So What and Straight No Chaser. Great music and a great band! Mike Booth on Trumpet - with credits from a wide musical spectrum. Pete France on Sax – scintilating and sophisticated. Frank Gibson Jr on Drums - an icon of the NZ music scene. Kevin Field on piano - arguably NZ’s finest,. Wil Goodinson - Auckland's young bass sensation. Look out for the new CD in 2021!