Northern News : August 3rd 2011
8 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 3, 2011 ARTS Young Enterprise Trade Fair Turner Centre, Kerikeri - Saturday 13 August, 10am-2pm 150 Northland students are working hard this year to create new products and services for you. These students are part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme, which gives young people the chance to create and run a small business for a year. The Young Enterprise Trade Fair is your rst chance to see all of these amazing new products or services. Best of all, it s held right here in the Far North, thanks to the support of Top Energy. Come along and support our young entrepreneurs. Buy any YES product on the day and you ll be in to win a $500 shopping hamper from New World Kerikeri! FIXCREATIVE : YES.2 Photo: Pete Photo: Peter De Graaf Photo: Peter De Graaf WANTED! Cash paid for diggers and earthmoving equipment in working condition. Anything considered. Ph 0800 407 500 or 021 228 3614 Jazz men deliver a treat for winter Jazzy: Thelonious Punk are, above from left: Bevan O'Brien, Aaron Wright, Luka Grbavac, and below: Matt Watson, Reese Helmondollar and John Drake. ABOUT THE ARTS WITH MIKE NETTMANN Music is the harmonious voice of creation, an echo of the invisible world. -- Giuseppe Mazzini Thelonious Punk at Turner Centre Welcome the start of a new Winter/Spring Jazz Cabaret Series every last Friday of the month until November. A small but appreciat- ive audience enjoyed an inspired programme of jazz styles by a line-up of some of Northland s top musicians and probably the best line-up I have heard to date. Band leader Bevan O Brien on drums kept steady and consistent pace throughout with a few passionate solos and innovative fills. One of our elite jazz musicians Reese Hel- mondollar, Mr Cool on tenor sax, tastefully weaved delicious melodies and riffs together exploring each song s nuances. I loved the few bars of Sunny in the Red Clay medley. The man also has a wealth of jazz history information. John Drake on double bass and electric bass perfectly rounded out the bottom end of the band s sound spectrum with beautiful tone and reson- ance that was never overpowering. Aaron Wright s guitar is the jewel in Thelon- ious Punk s crown -- sen- sitive, tasty, gorgeous and quietly breathtak- ing. Matt Watson on trum- pet, flugelhorn and key- board is the wow factor, equally at home and competent on all three instruments with plenty of superb, imaginative solos. Seventeen-year-old Luka Grbavac on tenor sax played with a level of musical sophistication that belied his youth. Luka s playing combines technical security and sensitivity with the music -- a great solo in Good Bye Pork Pie Hat. From Tauraroa Area School this young man will be a force to reckon with in the jazz world in the not too distant future. Bravo! The next jazz concert is on August 26 and features Jazz Inspired from Whangarei. John Rowles at Turner Centre For 45 years New Zea- land has watched the Kawerau Kid scale the highs and lows of the glo- bal music industry. Now in his 65th year John has decided to go out in true show biz fashion with a farewell tour of New Zealand theatres called Now is the Hour. A packed house was treated to this Kiwi legend who enthralled the audience with songs covering the years he has had in showbiz padded with plenty of John s inimitable humour and generosity -- a few were lucky to receive a silk red roseoraCDorevena handkerchief covered in John s brow perspiration and mixed with Thin Liz- zie s tan -- he confessed. John is a big ballad singer and although he appeared to struggle with some of the songs vocally he bravely delivered a remarkable show -- in true enter- tainer fashion. Who will forget his rendition of My Way, impersonating Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Marlin Brando, James Cagney, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Sean Connery and Michael Jackson. Bravo John and all the best in your retirement.
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