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Rodger Fox with NZSM – horn driven rock / funk / blues
Thursday, 13 August 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
We are pleased to welcome the indefatigable Rodger Fox with the NZ School of Music back to Roomfulla Blues at Hotel Bristol on Thursday 13th August. The gig will feature the New Zealand School of Music Big Band One and Big Band Two and the Fusion Ensemble – which covers material from Tower of Power, Joe Cocker, Buddy Miles, Marcus Miller and the the horn driven rock / funk / blues bands.
Rodger Fox is New Zealand’s foremost Jazz Trombonist, Big Band Leader, Jazz Educator, Arranger, Producer and Lecturer at The New Zealand School of Music.
He has performed in concert with some of the biggest names in the business, from the jazz and entertainment world, including Michael Brecker, Bill Reichenbach, Bob Sheppard, Diane Schuur, Eric Marienthal, Steve Smith, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dick Oatts, Alan Broadbent, David Clayton-Thomas, Denise Perrier, John Fedchock, Louie Bellson, Jim Pugh, Irv Wagner, The University of Oklahoma Trombone Ensemble, Tom Warrington, Joe LaBarbera, Larry Koonse, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Williams, The Four Tops – Temptations, Gary Grant, Jon Papenbrook, Bill Cunliffe, Holly Hofmann, Kevin Mahogany to name but a few.
Rodger has promoted live concerts with his Big Band in the Global Festival arena, Montreux Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Wichita Jazz Festival, The International Association of Jazz Educators Concert 1997 & 1999 and concerts in London, Singapore, Australia, Poland and the USA.
In 2003 he was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to Music In 2005 he was honoured by Massey University with an Honorary Doctorate of Music.