Presented by The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival.
The Waiheke International Soul Orchestra is nine-piece electronica/ soul/ funk/ R'n'B/ percussion collective. Old school meets a neo-soul melting pot of textures, sounds, and poly-rhythms. Together by chance over the last 12 months, via the rich musical landscape that exists on Waiheke Island, The Soul Orchestra have shared the stage with the likes of Yoko Zuna, Sorceress, Latin Aotearoa, P-Diggs and Sunshine Sound System. Providing a fierce live show by all accounts, the Orchestra have hired veteran NZ engineer Nick Abbott (The Datsuns, Goldenhorse) to record their debut album "WISO1081" in 2017 and are set to spend the year touring nationally and bringing their huge live sound to audiences everywhere.