Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm
James Morrison and the New Zealand Army Band
Venue: Isaac Theatre Royal
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The festival opens with a big, bold and brassy night of tunes that will have audiences out of their seats and clapping their hands for encore, after encore, after encore.
James Morrison is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all-round entertainer. His recordings are best sellers and he has worked with many of the world’s greatest performers. Ray Brown has referred to him as “The Genius” and Dizzy Gillespie once touted Morrison as “One of the best,” but it is Wynton Marsalis who summed it up best with: “Man, James Morrison can play!”
This multi-instrumentalist, proficient on the piano, all brass, saxophones and double bass, will be accompanied by the energetic force that is the New Zealand Army Band. The band, which tours internationally, incorporates brass, a rhythm section and vocalists, making this a very special and completely unforgettable show.