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The Williamsburg Trio

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When:

  • Tue 29 Sep ’15, 7:30pm

Where:

Pt Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Members: $5.00
  • non members: $15.00

Related Artists:

BB King

The Auckland Jazz and Blues Club Presents
Williamsburg Trio
Maggie Gould, Lance Su’a and Miguel Fuentes.
Williamsburg trio was inspired by the Brooklyn suburb in New York where Miguel, Lance and Maggie have all lived and enjoyed playing jazz, latin, soul and blues during their time there.

Miguel Fuentes was born in New York and grew up in Puerto Rico. Miguel plays the Conga, Bata, Timbales, Chekere, Bongo, Drum kits and Orchestral Timpani, including a range of percussive shakers and bells which he calls “his toys”.
Miguel studied Afro-Caribbean music and has performed with Isaac Hays, George Benson, Grover Washington, Patti La Belle, David Liberman (Mile Davis’ saxophonist) and the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra.
Whether creating a mood for a soulful ballad, or getting the audience on their feet dancing to his energetic solos¬ ¬– Miguel’s adaptability and dynamic performances will take you on a musical journey.
Miguel teaches music to students across Auckland. Maggie was blessed to have him play on her first CD as he is highly respected both in New Zealand and Internationally.

Lance Su’a is a musical Director/Guitarist/Educator and a highly energetic and experienced musician. Lance began playing professionally at age 14, and his music ranges from local bands, Williamsburg Trio, orchestral concerts to international touring and covering diplomatic events, to the Commonwealth Games.
Lance has performed on various television shows including Billy T James and Dancing With The Stars. He has played as banjoist for the Wellington Symphonia with American conductor Timothy Brock in silent film “Steam Boat Bill’. He has performed Chicago (2001), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2007) and travelled with Hayley Westenra to Japan. He played with the NZSO for the BBC production of Dr Who. Lance has recently performed with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra on the Charlie Chaplin silent movie at the Civic Theatre.
Lance has a down to earth attitude, sense of humour and he makes music his own with innovative arrangements.

Maggie Gould began her vocal training by the nuns in the St Catherine’s school choir where she learnt to sing in Latin, discovered harmonies and jazz. During her 20s, Maggie danced and sang in musicals across London, and performed with her mother classically with NZSO and Orpheus Choir.
Maggie’s influences in Jazz are Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Julie London, Nancy Wilson, Cassandra Wilson, Antoino Jobim, and learnt to transcribe Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker solos from her university studies. She would like Miles Davis ‘Kind of Blue” to be on repeat in her last days!

After studying for a music degree at Auckland University, Maggie continues learning and working with some of New Zealand's finest musicians including Frank Gibson, Alberto Santerelli, Miguel Fuentes, Mike Walker, Jonathan Crayford and Lance Su’a to name a few, and in America with Bruce Forman, Nanny Assis and Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer).

Maggie has performed at the Tauranga Jazz Festival, the Samoa Jazz & Blues Festival and the Monterey Jazz Festival and has worked in Las Vegas and London. More recently Maggie performed at B.B. Kings Club in Manhattan with the Nanny Assis Band.

At the Monterey Jazz Festival she performed with the Roger Fox Big Band, and a career highlight was working with Russ Garcia, (world renown arranger and composer). His wisdom rang true when he said, “you sing the melody straight and don’t mess with the melody, don’t change a thing”.

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