Miho’s Jazz Orchestra
Saturday February 9th
Main Street, Katikati
We guarantee some great entertainment in our final 2018 concert with two acts: Miho’s Jazz Orchestra and then Brilleaux playing their style of rhythm and blues.
Miho Wada is shaping up to become one of the most engaging jazz acts in New Zealand and, along with her very cool little orchestra, will be heading to Katikati this summer.
Miho was born in Tokyo and grew up by the sea before moving to Christchurch to complete her Bachelor of Music degree. She then moved to London for further study at the Trinity College of Music.
Miho’s performing career has taken her on numerous international tours, recording sessions and live radio and television performances. In 2011 she formed Miho’s Jazz Orchestra, which has been described as one of the most entertaining jazz acts in New Zealand. They have released six albums and have toured widely and are sure to be a favourite. With her mix of kooky, cute and tough-girl style, this Auckland-based musician is a live music marvel.
Video clips of Miho can be viewed here.
Also appearing at this concert is Brilleaux, a group formed in Tauranga in 1999 who are a firm favourite on the New Zealand festival circuit. They are a high energy act who play a mixture of contemporary and classic British rythm and blues-inspired music.
A typical set by Brilleaux goes from 0 to 100mph in the first 10 seconds! No deep and meaningful lyrics, no slow renditions of traditional blues classics, just fun, fast and furious tongue-in-cheek British style R&B as interpreted by a bunch of Kiwis.
Brilleaux are Graham Clark (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica), Bruce Roland (lead guitar), Brian Franks (bass guitar) and Ian Gilpin (drums), and together they have recorded nine albums of high energy, sweaty rock and roll, hard and fast R&B with screaming harmonica and first class showmanship.
Come along and join the crowd – it’s sure to be a great show!
Single entry tickets on sale at the gate for $25 per person.
Season tickets can also be purchased at
the Katikati Information Centre
or by emailing email@example.com
or by phoning Dianne on 07 549 3522.
Wet weather backup concert:
to be held Sunday 10th February.
KATIKATI TWILIGHT CONCERTS
Katikati Twilight Concerts are family-orientated events showcasing talented musicians – an opportunity to hear some great music and catch up with friends in a pleasant riverside setting.
This promises to be a wonderful concert season full of fun, friends and lasting memories … bring a picnic, sit back and relax, or kick up your heels to some wonderful live music.
Gates open 5:00pm.
Concert starts at 6:00pm.
Concert finishes approximately 8:30pm.
Single-entry admission is $25 and is available at the gate.
Under 15-year olds are free if accompanied by an adult.
Season passes (3 concerts) are $60 and are available from the Katikati Information Centre.
Concerts are held at the Haiku Reserve, Main Street (State Highway 2), Katikati.
Free parking is available close to the venue.
There is no seating provided: bring along beach chairs or travel rugs.
Make a picnic of it!
Pack a picnic hamper and something to drink.
Remember a sunhat and shades… and some warm clothing for when the sun goes down.
There is a coffee cart on site.
If the weather looks doubtful, check back on this website for information.
For more information call our concert information line:
(07) 549 3549.
Katikati is a 30 minutes drive from Tauranga and two hours from Auckland.
For directions see map.
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