Steve Garden who helped found music label Rattle Records always saw jazz as an important part of the label's vision, though the Rattle Jazz imprint only began with the release of The FSH Trio's 'Irony' in 2009. Steve works from his home studio, The Garden Shed.
Chromatic Harmonica player Nola Mills is based in Christchurch. She began playing at the age of 5, and shared the stage with one of her idols, the great Larry Adler, while in her teens.
Auckland-based saxophonist Roger Manins.
Auckland based saxophonist Roger Manins.
Drummer Mark Lockett has just released the album 'Sneaking Out After Midnight'.
Jazz drummer and composer John Rae completed his placement of Composer-In-Residence at Victoria University in 2010. He has made Wellington his musical base, and began the group 'The Troubles' with local saxophone player Lucien Johnson and bassist Patrick Bleakley.
Jazz Footprints for Wednesday 13 June 2012
Reed player Colin Hemmingsen has been playing for over 30 years. He discusses bringing his dual careers in classical and jazz music together, and interchanging between his many instruments.
Jazz Footprints for 6 June 2012 - Clare Teal
UK Jazz singer Clare Teal was in New Zealand earlier in 2012 and came in to talk about her 10th album Hey Ho which she describes as a celebration of the Great British Songbook.
Tamara Smith is a flautist based in Christchurch. Her World-Jazz band Mundi features banjo, marimba, and an eclectic mix of travelling musicians. "In the Blink Of An Eye" is the name of their latest album.
Jazz Footprints for 23 May 2012
Pianist Alan Brown talks about his album "Between The Spaces."
Jazz Footprints for 16 May 2012
For his latest album, Auckland crooner Grant P. Chilcott "Sings Mitchell Parish."
Jazz Footprints for 9 May 2012
The three finalists of the New Zealand Music Awards for Best Jazz Album 2012 talk about their albums. Pianist Phil Broadhurst shares his love of France and French pianist Michel Petrucciani, saxophonist Tim Hopkins puts into practice the theory of going bassless, and the Jazz Tui Award winner - Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra working with composer Alan Broadbent and their impending trip to tour the USA.
Jazz Footprints for 2 May 2012
Grammy Award winning vocalist Kurt Elling talks about getting started in the music business and has advice for young singers.
- Wellington, New Zealand