Jazz group talent-packed

19:13, Dec 03 2012

The New Plymouth Jazz Collective, a recently formed local group led by Robin Wells, has an impressive music pedigree both collectively and individually.

The musicians will be well- known to Taranaki followers of jazz and are the final act of 2012 for the Taranaki Jazz Club.

They include Matt Sagen, a pianist who hails from Berkeley, California, and has thrilled many Taranaki audiences with his playing, most recently accompanying singer Juliette McLean at the Taranaki Jazz Club.

Jacob Randall, drummer of The Hitmen who drummed the dishes in a dishwasher on New Zealand's Got Talent, is a serial percussion competition winner with many titles to his name.

He will be flying to Germany soon for the world title after winning the Asia Pacific Rolant V-Drum competition. This carried a $12,000 drum kit prize.

Mark Stevens on bass and music teacher Robin Wells on alto saxophone are both highly respected for their interpretation and understanding of music. Their versatility and expertise provide a major contribution to any singer or group.

The evening starts at 4pm on Sunday at the New Plymouth Club in Gill St. Admission adults $16, New Plymouth Club members $13, Jazz Club $10, students $4.

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