Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Afternoon Delights Concert 29 Sept 2011

Thursday Sept 29th 1:45pm "Afternoon Delights" concert by Chisnallwood jazz bands
This is part of a series of concerts designed for an older audience. They serve afternoon tea after the concert and the cost is $5.00 pp with carers being admitted free of charge.
The Chisnallwood jazz bands will be performing some great numbers sure to go down a treat. There will also be special guests, Taylor Roche and the ukuleles.
The concert will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel at 250 Colombo St, Sydenham.
If you wish to book a ticket for this please contact Trish Rainey Ph 3557170 or email

Monday, September 5, 2011

JazzQuest success

Congratulations to the Chisnallwood Jazz bands who performed last weekend at the 2011 CPIT Jazz School's JazzQuest:

Matthew Howes was awarded best guitarist.
Ella Dunbar-Wilcox was awarded most promising composition for her song "Just Won't Do".
The Chisnallwood Big Band was awarded silver.
The Chisnallwood Combo was awarded gold and Best Combo!!!

Theses are incredible results considering all the other bands were from high schools. Well done to the students and thanks to all the people who came to support them.
Photos can be viewed here (or go to the jazz page on the music wiki)

This comes on the heels of the bands' success at the NZSM Jazz festival in Wellington where they won four awards competing with high school bands from around NZ:
Best bass - Hamish Smith,
Best guitarist - Matt Howes,
Adjudicators' commendation - Ella Dunbar-Wilcox,
Adjudicators' choice - Chisnallwood Intermediate

Please check for upcoming performances!