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Music at the Museum: The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downer

Music at the Museum: The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downer

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When:

  • Thu 24 Sep ’15, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:

Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Student: $12.50

Following a sold out show at the last Music at the Museum, The Rogue Stage and Rotorua Museum are pleased to announce an evening of jazz with The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers.

This well-known 7-piece jazz band will perform at Rotorua Museum on Thursday 24 September 2015 and tickets areon sale now. The Shake-‘Em-On-Downers have thrilled audiences from Waiheke to Milford Sound with energetic interpretations of vintage jazz classics. This dapper septet cover standards from the New Orleans and swing songbook as well as performing new compositions inspired from the era.

The Museum Café will be open from 6pm for pre-booked platters and tasty dinner options. Two bars and a special pre-booked platters area will ensure fast and efficient service. Contact Kathy Nicholls about booking platters and dinner options prior to the show kathy.nicholls@rotorualc.nz

Doors to the lower foyer will open at 7pm where a bar will be available for drinks and light snacks. Take your seats ready for The Shake-‘Em-On-Downers to start the show at 7.30pm!
The Shake-‘Em-On-Downers will serve you a spicy gumbo of musical treats through until intermission at 7.45pm.

Both the foyer bar and café will be available for beverages during intermission with the band returning at 8pm to continue the evening’s entertainment.

Tickets are $25 per person or $12.50 for students and tickets are on sale from Rotorua Museum reception, Musicworks (1141 Pukuatua Street), or through The Rogue Stage at theroguestage@gmail.com
For further information contact Karin Vincent, The Rogue Stage, phone 021 0238 1057. Special thanks for support provided by Coromandel Sonic Lab, Mix Media Events and Musicworks Rotorua.

More about the performers:
The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers is made up of prolific NZSM graduates Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (drums), Robert Henderson (double bass), Oscar Laven (saxophone, clarinet and vocals), Michael Costeloe (trumpet and vocals), Cameron Kidby (trombone), Robert Laurent (guitar) and Emma Wollum (accordion and vocals).

Their recent album Live at Orange explores their love of the early 20th century New Orleans jazz and swing tradition, delivered with modern performance interpretations along with the unpredictability and improvisational spirit of a live recording session.

Image credit: The Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers. Photograph by Amandala Photography

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