Wānaka Sun       

Jazz Quartet performing Bach

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 10 Oct, 2019 | By Ollie Blyth

Next Friday, the Upper Clutha community will be treated with a performance from The Classical Jazz Quartet as part of their tour of Otago and the Southern Lakes and the Wānaka Sun has four tickets to giveaway. The four musicians will be performing their takes on the famous classical works of Bach, Vivaldi, and Sarasate through the lens of the jazz genre, infusing it with toe-tapping rhythm and rich harmony. 

For the quartet, Bach was where it all began. Back in 2009, violinist Cathy Irons and pianist Barry Brinson were preparing for a baroque performance together. While waiting for a meal at the local bar, the two began to play their precise repertoire and gradually moved into improvising away from the written notes, expressing their musical ideas. Ten years later, Irons and Brinson have formed the quartet with Michael Davis on double bass and Doug Brush on drums and are excited to share their collection of covers.

The four professional Christchurch based musicians are recognised in their own fields and have both national and international experience. They thrive on ignoring the conventions of traditional music and letting loose with expression and crossing boundaries. They look forward to performing in Wānaka next week. Tickets are available at The Gifted Design Store or at eventfinda.co.nz. The Wānaka Sun has two sets of two tickets to giveaway. Enter on our Facebook page. 

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