Ben Wilcock & “The Jellyrolls” (New Zealand) – debut
Sun 19th April @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$15 – $20
“The Jellyrolls” one of New Zealand’s most in-demand jazz ensembles, are making their debut Australia tour, following a recent tour of Scotland (including the Edinburgh Jazz Festival). The Jelly Rolls’ unique brand of swinging piano trio jazz initially had its base in the classic styles of Errol Garner, Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson and Fats Waller. But their latest release, The Phantom Canoe (Thick Records NZ), is an album of originals based on Māori myths and legends.
They will also perform material from previous CDs Sneaky Weasel and Live in Cromwell. Pianist Ben Wilcock, who has performed with Bennie Maupin and Bob Moses, is joined by Scottish jazz icon, drummer John Rae (Ethan Iverson, Vijay Iyer, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), and Dan Yeabsley (on bass & saxophone).