Presented by: National Jazz Festival Tauranga
“This is good times music and you can feel it deep in your bones”
Ben Wilcock & The Jelly Rolls are joined by one of NZ’s finest jazz musicians, saxophonist Roger Manins in a special one-off Festival performance.
Ben Wilcock & The Jelly Rolls contemporary Harlem Stride style encompasses piano greats such as Fats Waller, Erroll Garner, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson.
They will take you back to the era of speakeasies playing high energy, swinging renditions of original material from both Manins and The Jelly Rolls’ catalogue, as well as unique interpretations of jazz standards played as only this quartet can deliver.
Ben Wilcock takes centre stage on piano, with Scottish jazz superstar John Rae on the drums and Wellington multi-instrumentalist Dan Yeabsley on the double bass and saxophones.
There is an inescapable sense of fun about this trio. They swing like crazy and they radiate mischief!
X Space Jazz Club
$47 General Admission
$42 Concession/Early Bird
$40 Jazz Society Members
70 minutes no interval