Jazz has had an impressive and lasting effect on all kinds of music over the past 100 years. From Rock to R&B, Hip-Hop and even Pop, they’ve all been influenced by the improvisation of jazz. It just hits different and that is part of the reason why Auckland’s Candlelight Jazz tribute concerts remain one of the series’ most popular to date.
And unlike the traditional Candlelight concerts that feature classically-trained musicians wowing audiences with their skilled musical precision, Candlelight Jazz performances feature jazz bands. Very good jazz bands that sweep you up in the magic of the illuminated evening and recreate the feel of a low-lit jazz club, just with hundreds of candles instead of lights on dimmers.
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Upcoming Candlelight Jazz concerts
- Tribute to Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and More Jazz Greats at St Luke’s Presbyterian Church on Saturday 28 January
Featuring Clo Chaperon and the Blues Trio (Penny Dodd on piano, Tom Dennison on bass and Mark Dennison on sax), take a seat in one of the pews of St Luke’s and get in the groove with classic songs such as Fever by Peggy Lee, Feeling Good by Nina Simone, At Last by Etta James, Old Devil Called Love by Billie Holiday and Smile by Judy Garland. Directed by the esteemed Anna-Marie Alloway, you can expect to be smiling from Cheek To Cheek after this performance paying homage to some of the fiercest and most talented women artists ever.
Keep an eye on this space for more upcoming concerts celebrating some of the most iconic singer-songwriters and musicians as well as the genre of music that has had an undeniable effect on music this past century.
Please note: Images used are not of Candlelight Jazz concerts.