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John Rae's 'Lighthouse' The Music of Japan album launch. Tuesday 11th February 2020

Updated: Dec 20, 2019

In collaboration with the Wellington Jazz Collective and Thick Records NZ

From 7.30 at the Third Eye, 30 Arthur Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011. A concert to launch the album 'Lighthouse' featuring Mike Barker vibes (The John Butler Trio, Split Enz, Swamp Thing), Ben Wilcock piano (Bella Kalolo, Aaradnha, Louis Baker, The Jelly Rolls), Dan Yeabsley sax (The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Fat Freddie’s Drop, The Troubles, Jelly Rolls Trio, Twinset), Pat Bleakley bass (The Troubles) and John Rae drums of new music recorded in 2019 in a homage to the traditional music of Japan.
“I think like Ellington thinks. Jazz is folk music, when it stops being folk music, it becomes some naff academic high art, void of soul and more importantly, public”

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