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Creative Jazz Club: Neil Watson 'Tubular' Album Launch

Creative Jazz Club: Neil Watson 'Tubular' Album Launch

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  • Wed 15 Feb ’17, 8:00pm – 10:00pm


The Thirsty Dog, 469 Karangahape Rd, Newton



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $16.00
  • CJC Members: $10.00
  • Students: $10.00
  • CJC Student Members: $5.00

Neil Watson - Guitars
Ron Samsom – Drums
Cam Allen (Open Souls, Relaxomatic Project) – Sax & Synths
Olivier Holland - Bass

A culmination of New Orleans Boogaloo, 70's Funk, Surf-Rock and Jazz
February 2017 sees the release of Neil Watson’s second album ‘Studies In Tubular’ and NZ release tour.

This latest offering encapsulates a unique hybrid of approaches into an all original 9 track album which unifies New Orleans style clave rhythms, hard-bop ‘Coltrane changes’, Boogaloo grooves reminiscent of Lee Morgan’s ‘The Sidewinder’ and influences from 70’s funk, surf-rock and Country music’s.

Neil is joined by a stellar cast of musicians from the NZ jazz community that include drummer Ron Samsom, bassist Olivier Holland, Grant Winterburn (keys), Roger Manins (Baritone Sax) and Lewis McCallum (Alto Sax). Album mixed by Jeremy Toy (She’s So Rad, Leonard Charles)

Over the last two decades, Neil has performed with jazz masters such as Michael Brecker, Diane Shuur, Mike Knock and Bennie Maupin along with pop artists that include Tim Finn, Randy Crawford, Anika Moa and more recently Tami Neilson. In 2001 he released his debut album 'Unification' from which the track ‘The Guru’ was released on Kog Transmissions ‘Dub Compilations 3’. Along with his various solo endeavor’s and sideman duties Neil has taught and lectured music at both the New Zealand School of Music and the University of Auckland’s Jazz and Popular Music Programs since 2003.

CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa
Every Wednesday CJC presents a featured member artist or international guest.

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