Ben Wilcock Quartet - Jazz
The Whangarei Music Society is thrilled to present the Ben Wilcock Quartet in partnership with Chamber Music New Zealand. At 7pm 22 July 2023 at Old Library Rust Av
- Whangarei, pianist and composer Ben Wilcock is joined by some of Aotearoa’s best jazz musicians to showcase his latest album, The River Tethys. For his nationwide tour, the stellar jazz pianist is joined by Wellington-based artists Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae.
Wilcock’s outfit—the same talented line-up of musicians featured on the studio recording—shines as an ensemble with its dynamic voice and melodic clarity. Along with Wilcock’s original compositions, expect the quartet’s live performance to include impressive improvisations and refreshing arrangements of jazz standards. Wilcock’s science-fiction inspired River Tethys also features the 1930s show tune Star Eyes, Dizzy Gillespie’s Groovin’ High, and Irish slip jig The Butterfly.
The Ben Wilcock Quartet delivers a harmonious mix of contemporary takes on jazz standards and original melodies. Artists Ben Wilcock, piano Tristan Carter, violin Daniel Yeabsley, bass John Rae, percussion About the
In Partnership Series Alongside its CMNZ Series, Chamber Music New Zealand collaborates with music presenters across the country to co-present a curated selection of outstanding musicians of Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. Their engaging programmes celebrate the richness and variety of chamber music repertoire, including significant cornerstone works, new commissions, and repeat performances of enthralling New Zealand music.
How to Find Us
Old Library Building Arts Centre, Whangarei
Saturday 22 July 2023