Jazz on Sundays at the Blue Door
In the spirit of keeping entertainment alive through Covid Level 2 restrictions, The Blue Door are launching their limited seating Jazz on Sundays. We are doing an exclusive offer; Book a table of 4 and receive a delicious hot and cold platter with your choice of red or white wine, while you relax in in the iconic Blue Door, enjoying sublime jazz music....
Book your table for 4 - $140.00 and secure one of only 8 tables available!!
LYLE & MELITA
with special guests Jarrod Anderson on Sax & Greg East
Wakatipu locals Lyall McGregor and Melita Gizilis are jazz, blues, Latin, salsa, classic and contemporary standards in an easy-listening style.
With Lyall on guitar/vocals and Melita on vocals they present two distinct styles as well as a unique blend, allowing them to offer a large and varied repertoire.
They are joined by Jarrod Anderson on saxophone, and Dale Gold on bass.
Mark Wilson & Nance Wilson
Jazz Stories is a set of carefully-chosen, beautifully written songs – some unusual; some well-loved standards – sung by Nance Wilson and pianist Mark Rendall Wilson. Nance tells the stories behind each song: some surprising, some deeply moving, others bringing to life pivotal moments in jazz history. This intimate Blue Door gig also features a world-first: Jazzicology will perform the ‘lost’ original lyrics for Round Midnight (never performed before)
JANUARY 8 & 9
Not to be missed - Emily made her debut to the jazz series with Mahogany Pavement. She returns now to take centre stage in a performance all her own.
Emily won't last in Arrowtown long - as soon as borders open she will resume travelling around the world. Catch her while you can.
THAT WANAKA TRIO
Louis Koopman, Dominic Stayne, Mike Harray
That Wanaka Trio is a piano trio led by Louis Koopman, with Dominic Stayne on bass and Michael Harray on drums. It features a diverse range of musical influences and styles from the wonderful jazz standards of 50s New York to the of the 90s to the amazing composers that present day NZ has to offer, and all that lies between. This is certainly an ensemble to keep an eye on and indeed an ear on.
"New York Ballads"
with the Empire State Band:
Nigel Hirst & Mark Wilson
"New York Ballads", brings Margaret O'Hanlon back to the stage with paying homage to her city of birth, New York. Carefully stringing together a series of ballads, contemporary and some tried and true city standards, Margaret explores the great city and the composers who loved it as much as she does. Billy Joel, Duke Ellington, Paul Simon, Ella Fitzgerald, Tom Waits, Alicia Keys and more - all with a distinctive jazz twist.
GINGER AND TONIC
"Ex's & Oh's"
Charlotte Graf, Martin Rylev, Matt Wilson &
Take some of your favourite songs, add in a good dose of blues, swing, sass, smother it with groove, throw in some jive and then top it off with the unstoppable vocals of Charlotte Graf, and you've got a winning combination for a stellar evening!
QUEENSTOWN FUNK ORCHESTRA
The QFO Experiment. Alchemists of nostalgic rhythm in funk, disco and soul. Mood makers, improvisers, root cause of uninhibited foot tapping and general curators and keepers of the groove. Composed of, but in no way limited to, Campbell Read-drums, Thom Bentley-bass, Louis Koopman-keys, Nigel Hirst-tenor sax, Cliff Leatherbarrow-Guitar, Iraja Max-Trumpet