In September 2016 sees iconic New Zealand jazz orchestra the Rodger Fox
Big Band present 12 concerts throughout New Zealand along-side the
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for yet another groundbreaking series of
In keeping with the big bands tradition international trumpet star
Allen Vizzutti has been secured as the tours special guest. Allen Vizzutti is a
graduate of the Eastman School of Music and is equally at home in both the
classical and jazz styles. In the jazz style Allen performed with the famed
Woody Herman Thundering Herd and Chick Corea.
The concert series repertoire will be drawn from a wide range of Jazz, Latin
and Popular big band material. The big band has commissioned
international acclaimed composer/arranger Matt Harris to contribute a
work called “The Red Zone”. This is a tour de force for both the big band
and orchestra covering many styles. Classics such as A Night In Tunisia, Take
The A Train and a Westside Story Suite will be presented along side stella
arrangements of New Zealand pop classics Royals and Wandering Eye.
Sizzling ensemble playing, stunning soloists and the desire to give people a
good time through music.
SWING INTO SPRING
RODGER FOX BIG BAND WITH THE NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Special Guest from the USA - Trumpeter Extraordinaire Allen Vizzutti
2016 NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES