​​​​Welcome to the website of Wellington's premier big band. Founded by New Zealand jazz-big band legend Rodger Fox, this band covers all bases and features the cream of the capital city's jazz talent. Sizzling ensemble playing, stunning soloists and the desire to give people a good ti​me through music - this is the Rodger Fox Big Band.
 

HOUSTOUN-FOX PROJECT

Michael Houstoun, The Rodger Fox Big Band and Erna Ferry

 

A chance meeting in Christchurch in 2014 ultimately led to the unlikely, but superb, combination of two of New Zealand’s pre-eminent musicians - outstanding classical pianist, Michael Houstoun, and foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer, Rodger Fox.

Fast forward to 2020, Michael and Rodger will bring their acclaimed concert series to

a concert venue near you.

Hear the Rodger Fox Big Band and Michael Houstoun perform new arrangements from internationally acclaimed composer - arranger Bill Cunliffe for Piano and jazz big band of material written by one of Michael Houstoun’s favourite artists the great Gino Vannelli. "Brother to Brother" and "Storm at Sunup" and Mountain Dance, by Grammy award winning composer and arranger David Grusin

The Big Band will also present material from their New York studio  recording of New Zealand original compositions and special guest vocalist Erna Ferry will present three stellar New Zealand numbers  Sensitive To A Smile by The Herbs, You’re Got To Know by Supergroove and Carry The Blues Away’s by Mike Farrell recorded by Midge Marsden.

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Palmerston North 

Sunday April 5th

Globe Theatre

Blenheim

Saturday April 18th

ASB Theatre

Nelson

Sunday April 19th

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

SUPPORT THE BAND

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO THE BAND, YOU CAN MAKE A DIRECT DEPOSIT INTO THE BAND ACCOUNT. 

ACCOUNT NAME:

The Wellington Jazz Orchestra Inc.

(Charitable Trust that organises the affairs

of the Rodger Fox Big Band)

 

ACCOUNT NUMBER:  06-0501-0188793-000

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