01/02/2023

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Pheeroan akLaff In Aotearoa – Auckland and Wellington Dates Announced

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Pheeroan akLaff In Aotearoa – Auckland and Wellington Dates Announced

Collaborator with these types of crucial figures in experimental / improvised / new audio as Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Sonny Sharrock, Wadada Leo Smith, and Reggie Workman, US jazz drumming large Pheeroan akLaff is heading to Aotearoa in October for a operate of functions in Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Carrying out in the money as part of Wellington Worldwide Jazz Festival, Pheeroan akLaff will be joined in both equally metropolitan areas by an array of leading flight abilities from our improvised new music community. The Detroit, Michigan artist’s community demonstrates contain double-set evenings at Pyramid Club (solo and ensemble performances), an Audio Foundation celebration with Hermione Johnson (prepared piano) and Abigail Aroha Jensen (taonga pūoro), and a trio set at The Wine Cellar as element of the forthcoming Vitamin S Festival. Open-eared gig goers will be wanting to scope out the comprehensive lineup details beneath…


“Pheeroan akLaff thinks in drums initial, relatively than previous. He can drive an ensemble ahead with the equipment-gun assault of his snare and the rolling thunder of his bass and toms, compounding and enriching the audio with dense polyrhythms, or applying the metallic shimmer of his cymbals to surmount it all with a luminous, celebratory grace.”
 — Stuart Broomer

Pheeroan akLaff in Aotearoa

Thursday 20th Oct – Artistic Jazz Club Aotearoa, Anthology, Auckland&#13

with J.Y Lee & Jeff Henderson (saxophones), Cameron MacArthur (bass), Kat Tomacruz (guitar)

Friday 21st Oct – Wellington Worldwide Jazz Festival, Pyramid Club, Wellington (two sets)*
Pheeroan akLaff solo & with Riki Gooch (percussion), Jonny Marks (voice), Tom Callwood (bass), Bridget Kelly (reeds) & Gerard Crewdson (brass)

Saturday 22nd Oct – Wellington Intercontinental Jazz Pageant, Pyramid Club, Wellington (two sets)*
Pyramid Club – Wellington Global Jazz Pageant&#13
Pheeroan akLaff solo & with Nicky Wuts (vibraphone), Cory Champion (vibraphone), Peter Daly (violin), Isaac Smith (bass), Daniel Beban (guitar), Sean Martin-Buss (sax/trumpet)

Sunday 23rd October – Wellington Worldwide Jazz Competition, Meow, Wellington&#13

with Farewell Spit (Daniel Beban, Tom Callwood, Anthony Donaldson, Jeff Henderson)&#13
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Tuesday 25th Oct – Audio Basis, Auckland*&#13

with Hermione Johnson (well prepared piano) & Abigail Aroha Jensen (Taonga Pūoro)

Wednesday 26th Oct – Vitamin S Festival, The Wine Cellar, Auckland&#13

with Sally Gates, Eamon Edmundsen-Wells

*Tickets available Below by using UTR&#13

More information offered at www.jazzfestival.nz

Knowledge solo 2008 footage of Pheeroan akLaff in action, filmed at NYC’s Kampo Studio…

Press release:

Famous drummer Pheeroan akLaff (Usa) is a person of the greats of jazz and improvised audio. Considering that the 1970’s Pheeroan has been at the forefront of innovative new music, collaborating with renowned artists these kinds of as Sam Rivers, Oliver Lake, Andrew Hill, Reggie Workman, Cecil Taylor, Amina Claudine Myers, Liu Sola and many, lots of far more.

When akLaff speaks of the jazz drumming custom, he speaks with the rhythmic energy of his drumming and the fluidity of a Conquer poet. For him, it’s “piloting a fearless flight of a person thousand passengers. It’s the sensation of conducting the breath and heartbeat of a joyous several, of possessing a custom of mentor and devotee with a transcendental bond. It is producing other people dance with you, building other people hear what is not evidently audible or possible.”

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