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When Nigels home in auckland he can often be heard
monday nights at the Wine Cellar K'd, as part of vitamin S,
and most thursday nights at Cafe 121 in ponsonby for weekly jam night..

News

Waggle Dance is out!

5th Oct 2016
hey every anybody watching,
go to Cd Baby to check our my new album, Waggle Dance.
it's been a while since the last one.
I believe it's my best work!
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Gigs

Gitbox Rebellion

18th Jun 2017 cafe one2one ponsonby
3pm
second Gitbox show in over 20 years!

Gitbox Rebellion

17th Jun 2017 Titirangi Steiner school hall
7pm $28
the first public performances of Gitbox in over 20 years!
with the grateful dads
Tickets

the fondue set

23rd May 2017 Corellis in Devonport
730
Caitlin Smith
Steve Garish
Nigel Gavin

Ross Mullins and the Snaps

8th May 2017 the Devonport Bunker
7:30pm
featuring
Ross Mullins
Jason Orme
Jim Laangabeer
Peter Koopman
Markus Fritsh
Nigel Gavin

Mother Tongue

6th May 2017 the i bridge arts centre Howick, Auckland
8pm
featuring Carolina Moon
Roger Mannins
Ron Samson
Tom Dennison
Nigel Gavin
Tickets

Vitamin S, second trio

1st May 2017 The Wine Cellat
8pm Koha

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

23rd Apr 2017 rouge cafe, Cambridge
1pm free
as part of the Cambridge Autumn festival

guest with Paul Gurney and the Desotos

22nd Apr 2017 the thirsty dog
7:30pm
celebrating the launch of"the shadow of love" album.
also support by Richard and Nigel

New Locations 30 anniversary celebration

7th Apr 2017 Mt eden Methodiist hall
19:30
Celebrating Wayne Gillespies album "new locations" 30 years on.
featuring Denny Stanway
Tony Wayne
Nigel Gavin
Paul Crowther
and more...

the Jews Brothers eat French Toast

28th Mar 2017 Corellis of Devonport
7:30pm
a combined show with The Jews bros and French toasties

Richard Adams & Nigel Gavin

25th Mar 2017 the wellington bluegrass club petone library hall
19:30

Richard Adams & Nigel Gavin

18th Mar 2017 Auckland City Art Gallery part of the Auckland art festivals "white night"
9pm free
Music
Richard Adams & Nigel Gavin
Guitar virtuoso Nigel Gavin and violin legend Richard Adams come together for an evening of artistic adventures and eclectic music they have played and sung around the world over the past 10 years. As always the Adams / Gavin combo will dazzle you with their expertise and joy of making melodies that can twist on a note and their interpretation so unique that you will want the night to go on forever.
lower Grey gallery

Nigel and Friends at Rafters

17th Mar 2017 Rafters folk club Unitarian church 1a ponsonby road
8pm $10
Our format is open mic (without a mic!) in first half, supper, then guest/s. Anyone who would like to perform in first section is welcome to, provided we have time for you!

Tea, coffee & biscuits provided for supper.

Nigel and Friends at Rafters

17th Mar 2017 Rafters folk club Unitarian church 1a ponsonby road
8pm $10
Our format is open mic (without a mic!) in first half, supper, then guest/s. Anyone who would like to perform in first section is welcome to, provided we have time for you!

Tea, coffee & biscuits provided for supper.

Nigel and Friends at Rafters

17th Mar 2017 Rafters folk club Unitarian church 1a ponsonby road
8pm $10
Our format is open mic (without a mic!) in first half, supper, then guest/s. Anyone who would like to perform in first section is welcome to, provided we have time for you!

Tea, coffee & biscuits provided for supper.

The Fondue Set

14th Mar 2017 Corellis of Devonport
7:30pm Koha
Caitlin Smith, Steve Garrish and Nigel Gavin

Nigel and The Jews Brother Band double launch birthday night

11th Mar 2017 The Thirsty Dog K' rd auckland
19:30 $20 (includes cake)
double album launch
The Jews Bros "up on the borscht belt
Nigels "Waggle Dance"
also Nigels birthday celebration.

Ross Mullins And the Snaps album launch

7th Mar 2017 The Aucklsand Jazz and Blues club Pt Chevalier RSL
7:30pm $15 and 5 for students and members
long awaited return of Ross and the band with new jems!
Ross on vocals and keyboards
Jim Langabeer sax and flutes
MarkusFritsch saxes
Jason Orme drums
Peter Koopman bass
Nigel guitars

Wayne Gillespie and Nigel Gavin

4th Mar 2017 Llama Lounge Mt Manaia bowling club
19:30
First concert for these guys together in over a year!

Vitamin S

14th Nov 2016 the wine cellar, K'rd Auckland, NZ
8:30pm Gold coin donation

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

29th Oct 2016 the mussel inn onekaka NZ

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

28th Oct 2016 cafe Deville Nelson, NZ
7:30pm

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

27th Oct 2016 Le Caf Picton, NZ
7:30pm

the Fondue Set

25th Oct 2016 Corellis Devonport Auckland
7:30pm
featuring Caitlin Smith, Steve Garrish and Nigel Gavin

the Fondue Set

25th Oct 2016 Corellis Devonport Auckland
7:30pm
featuring Caitlin Smith, Steve Garrish and Nigel Gavin

Crossing boarders

23rd Oct 2016 The Wellington folk festival
4:30pm
featuring Denny Stanway, Chris Priestly, Davey Stuart,
James Wilconson and Nigel Gavin

Wai Tai

23rd Oct 2016 The Wellington Folk Festival
1:30pm

Trip to the Monn

21st Oct 2016 the wine cellar as part of the Auckland Jazz festival
8:30 $20
the second outing the the group since the launch of the new album "a travelers tale"

with Carolina Moon and Luca Ciarla

15th Oct 2016 Te Uru art gallery, titirangi as part of the Auckland jazz festival
7:30 $20/$25

The Kingsland Guitar festival

8th Oct 2016 the Portland public house Kingsland, Auckland
4:30 and 9:30pm

Vitamin S second trio

3rd Oct 2016 the wine cellar, K'rd Auckland

The Jews Brothers Band

4th Jun 2016 Expressions jazz Upper Hut

The Jews Brothers

2nd Jun 2016 Napier Jazz Festival

The Jews Brothers

1st Jun 2016 The Manawatu Jazz festival Palmerston North

Solo

24th Apr 2016 the little mampf club Frankfurt, germany

Solo

24th Apr 2016 the little mampf club Frankfurt, germany

Solo

22nd Apr 2016 ludwigs Bad Nauhiem Germany
7pm

Solo

17th Apr 2016 rouge cafe Cambridge

The Fondue Set

15th Apr 2016 The Cambridge Autumn Festival

The Fondue Set

9th Apr 2016 The Titirangi music festival

Unsung heroes

8th Apr 2016 The Titirangi music festival
9:30pm

with Kokomo Blues

24th Mar 2016 The Tauranga Jazz festival

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With Neil Billington

15th Mar 2016 Corellis Devonport

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

12th Mar 2016 Auckland city art gallery
10pm free
white night
Nigels birthday gig!

little day out, solo performance

5th Mar 2016 Mt eden community centre

The Fondue Set

1st Mar 2016 Corellis Devonport
7:30

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

26th Feb 2016 Lot 23 live filming and recording

Lot 23, 23 Minnie st. eden terrace
Auckland, NZ

French Toast with special guest Nigel Gavin

14th Feb 2016 Jazz in the Vines artisan wine vineyards

solo 2

30th Jan 2016 The Chai Tea House Cafe

Solo

29th Jan 2016 The Chai tea house cafe coromandel

Paris solo concert for Nepal

3rd Jan 2016 Galerie 88 88 quasi de l'hotel de Ville
3pm 15€ proceeds go to Nepal

with Wayne Gillespie,

22nd Nov 2015 on2one cafe ponsonby, Auckland
koha
also
Denny Stanway and Chris Priesley

the unsung heroes

1st Nov 2015 the Auckland old folks ass gundry street Auckland
4:30pm
playing songs from Chris Priestleys new album "Rouge"

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

23rd Oct 2015 the Queenstown jazz festival various venues

Auckland Jazz Festival with Carolina Moon

16th Oct 2015

the Jews brothers band

24th Sep 2015 the world of wearable arts Wellington, NZ

The Jews Brothers

9th May 2015 auckland Golden Dawn ponsonby

The Jews Brothers

7th May 2015 wellington Newtown community centre

Jews brothers

6th May 2015 Christchurch Churchills Colombo st

the Jews Brothers

19th Apr 2015 Picton Le Caf

jews brothers 20th aniversary tour

10th Apr 2015 - till may 10 Thursday 9 April 7.30pm Maungaturoto Country Club Adults $25; Gold card $20; Students $15; Groups 6+ $20 Book: ort.org.nz and door sales Friday 10 April 7.30pm The Riverbank Centre Whangarei $25 Book: whangareitheatrecompany.org.nz or Whangarei Suit Hire Saturday 11 April 7.30pm Kauaeranga Hall Thames $20; pre-book $18 Book: kauaerangahallmusic@gmail.com Or Txt 021 912 993 or Lotus Realm Thames Sunday 12 April 7pm Senior Citizens Hall Opotiki Adults $22; Children $10 Book: Travel Shop Tuesday 14 April 7.30pm Poverty Bay Club Gisborne $25 book: Aviary@PBC Thursday 16 April 7pm CHB Municipal Theatre Waipawa Adults $25; $20 Concessions and Groups 8+ Book:www.ticketdirect.co.nz 0800 224 224 Or CHB Municipal Theatre Friday 17 April 8pm Theatre Royal TSB Showplace New Plymouth Theatre seat $25; Table seat $30; table of 8 $200 Book: TSB Showplace box Office 0800 111 999 www.ticketmaster.co.nz Saturday 18 April 7.30pm Royal Wanganui Opera House Adult $25; Senior $23; FOH $20; Student $15 Special rates for school groups Book: Royal Wanganui Opera House or www.royalwanganuioperahouse.co.nz Monday 20 April 7.30pm Working Mens Club Reefton Adults $20; Student $10; Family $50 Door sales or phone 03 732 8542 Tuesday 21 April 7.30pm Donovans Okarito $20 Book: Debbie 03 753 4017 Wednesday 22 April 7.30pm Old Lodge Theatre Hokitika $20 Book: Hokitika Regent Theatre Thursday 23 April 8pm Barrytown Hall $20 Door sales Friday 24 April 8pm The Mussel Inn BLANKS Saturday 25 April Dinner from 6pm The Playhouse Theatre $20 Book: The Playhouse Monday 27 April 8pm Mike Greer Homes Concert Series Balcairn Hall $25 inc Supper Book: Sally Mac’s, Amberley, Sefton Garage, Stan’s 7 Day Pharmacy Rangiora Tuesday 28 April 7.30pm Town and Country Club Geraldine $20 book: At Venue or Tresjoli Wednesday 29 April 7.30pm Inkbox Theatre Oamaru Opera House $25 + service fees Book: Ticket Direct and Oamaru Opera House Thursday 30 April 7.30pm SIT Centrestage Theatre Invercargill $25 Book: Ticket Diect or CUE TV A SOUTHLAND FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS EVENT Friday 1 May 7.30pm Aparima Hall Riverton Members $20; non members $25 Book: Riverton Arts Centre Door sales from 7pm A SOUTHLAND FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS EVENT Saturday 2 May 8pm James Cumming Wing Gore $25 (concessions available) Book: Eastern Southland Gallery Sunday 3 May 7pm The Cellar Door Alexandra Adults $20; Gold card $15; Students $10 Book: Alexandra i-Site Tuesday 5 May 7.30pm The Moorings Conference Centre Cromwell Adults$25; SuperGold $20; Student/child $5 Book: Cromwell i-Site

the Fondue Set

7th Apr 2015 Corellis devonport

solo

26th Mar 2015 titirangi music festival lopdel house roof
6pm
festival opening night

jews brothers

22nd Mar 2015

The Jews Brothers Band at Hallertau Brewery
WHEN: Sunday March 22nd 1.30 - 4pm
WHERE: Hallertau Brewery Bar & Restaurant.
1171 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway Riverhead, Auckland (09) 412 5555
ENTRANCE: No cover
MORE : This is a great upmarket venue with fabulous food and a choice of excellent draught beers brewed on the premises. Long tables inside, where the band plays, wonderful ambience and worth the trip.

with Richard Adams

14th Mar 2015 auckland city art gallery
free
as part of "White Night"

richard adams, Carolina moon and nigel gavin

31st Jan 2015 Luminate festival Canaan downs takaka hill, nz

richard adams, Carolina moon and nigel gavin

29th Jan 2015 Deville nelson, nz

richard adams, Carolina moon and nigel gavin

28th Jan 2015 the mussel inn takaka, nz

solo

11th Jan 2015 Lukes kitchen Whitianga

solo

10th Jan 2015 chai tea house coromandel
7:30pm

unsung heroes

29th Dec 2014 - thru jan 2nd whare flat folk festival Dunedin, nz

the Jews Brothers

16th Dec 2014 Albert Park auckland central
from 5:30 free
celebrating Chanukah in the park.

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solo

7th Dec 2014 Mt Eden Kiosk maungawhau
1 to 1:45 free
part of love your volcano day

solo

6th Dec 2014 yakosa 241 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden, Auckland
7:30pm free

the fondue set

2nd Dec 2014 corellis devonport

Vitamin S second trio

1st Dec 2014 the wine cellar K'rd, auckland

With The Nukes and Victoria Vox/Ukelele night

29th Nov 2014 121 Ponsonby rd. auckland
6 to 11pm $25
Tickets

benefit for the children of gaza

28th Nov 2014 the thirsty dog K'rd auckland

mother tongue

23rd Nov 2014 titirangi Steiner school advent fair
2pm
5 Helios Place, Laingholm

Unsung heroes

21st Nov 2014 Katikati folk club
7:30

vitamin S

3rd Nov 2014 the wine cellar K'rd auckland

unsung heroes

2nd Nov 2014 the bunker devonport

richard adams, Carolina moon and nigel gavin

24th Oct 2014 - various venues the queenstown Jazz festival

supporting Bohemian nights

23rd Oct 2014 the old vic theatre devonport

thirst dog poetry night special guest

21st Oct 2014 the thirsty dog K'rd auckland
8 to 8:30 koha

the fondue set

30th Sep 2014 corellis devonport, auckland

unsung heroes

27th Sep 2014 the wellington bluegrass club petone

Otagolands

21st Sep 2014 The Mussell inn Takaka

Otagolands

19th Sep 2014 Dharma bums Blenheim

Otagolands

18th Sep 2014 The free house Nelson

Richard leschon and Nigel gavin duo
Tour

Solo

7th Sep 2014 The auckland city art gallery
1pm

Auckland Philharmonic

3rd Aug 2014 Civic theatre
6:15pm
Prix de Beaute,
Live film soundtrack

Bloomsday/jews bros and all star cast

16th Jun 2014 Thirsty dog K'rd auckland
7:30
This year’s Bloomsday sees epic sandals and skirts soap stars Lucy Lawless and Michael Hurst united as part of the international tribute to James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses.



Joyce’s 750-page comic novel is celebrated in pubs the world over on June 16, the world’s sole annual commemoration of a date in which something happened only in a book. On that single all-including day Joyce re-imagines Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey unfolding its ten Mediterranean years out onto the streets and seaside and red-light district of Dublin, 1904, as Leopold Bloom, Dublin Jew, wanders the town.



It’s a day now celebrated as “Bloomsday” and in Auckland it’s remembered in the middle of Auckland’s red-light district on K Rd.

Lucy Lawless will be making a guest appearance as Molly Bloom, faithless wife, reading from Molly’s extraordinary and explicit 50-page soliloquy. Previous Auckland Mollys have been Robyn Malcolm, Carmel McGlone and Noelle McCarthy, so Lucy will have her work cut out for her.



Michael Hurst will be playing Joyce’s alter ego, Stephen Dedalus.

Bloom will be played by resident Grey Lynn ace musician Hershal Herscher (Hey, that’s ME. Who wrote that?), complete with Brooklyn (NY) accent. And The Jews Brothers Band will be serving up songs like K.Rd and Alabama and Boulevard of Broken Dreams with some surprise female back-up vocals (and surprise females!)

The world-renowned Auckland show has been appearing every June 16 since 2001.

Mother tongue

28th May 2014 The CJC BRITOMART

Tickets

Mother tongue

12th May 2014 Aucklland university Kmc building

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

10th May 2014 - 11, 12, and 13 The Erupt Festival Taupo, NZ

The jews brothers band

9th May 2014 Old lawson school hall Lawson, the great western highway the blue mountains Australia
8pm

The jews brothers

8th May 2014 Camelot, Sydney australia
730pm
More information

The Jews Brothers Band

8th May 2014 The camelot lounge 19 Marrickville Rd, Sydney

Tickets

The Jews brothers band

2nd May 2014 The Thredbo Jazz festival NSW, australia

Tickets

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

2nd May 2014 - 3 and 4 The Thredbo Jazz festival NSW, australia

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

25th Apr 2014 - 26, 27, and 28 The Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

21st Apr 2014 The Tauranga Jazz Festival

with Cousin Alice

20th Apr 2014 waihele Jazz festival

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

19th Apr 2014 The Waiheke Jazz Festival

with Cousin Alice

18th Apr 2014 The Waiheke Jazz Festival

With Cousin Alice

8th Apr 2014 Corellis, Devonport
Free

Vitamin S first trio

7th Apr 2014 The Wine Cellar
8:30 Koha

With cousin Alice

5th Apr 2014 Titirangi music festival Village stage
4:15 Free
Tickets

Mother Tongue

30th Mar 2014 Coopers Creek Vineyard - La Luna Gypsy Jazz
1pm

Vitamin S, second trio

17th Mar 2014 The wine cellar K'rd auckland
8pm Gold coin donation

With Whirimako Black

14th Mar 2014 Cambridge autumn festival
7:30pm
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with Richard Adams

14th Mar 2014 auckland city art gallery
free
as part of "White Night"

The Fondue Set

11th Mar 2014 Corelli's Devonport
730pm

Vitamin S

8th Mar 2014 Tiritiri Matangi island

Mother Tongue

5th Mar 2014 The 1885 Club britomart
7:30pm

Cousin Alice

23rd Feb 2014 Howick club

The velcro brothers

22nd Feb 2014 The Orleans Bar
8 to 11:30

Solo

15th Feb 2014 Chai Tea House Coromandel, nz
7:30

The fondue set

13th Feb 2014 Auckland jazz and blues club Pt chev rsa
7:30
Cd launch

with the Nairobi Trio

2nd Feb 2014 Marsden estate Kerikeri

With Chris Priestly and Cameron Bennett

26th Jan 2014 Auckland folk Festival Kumeu
6:00pm free with entry to ffestival

Wai Tai

24th Jan 2014 Auckland Folk Festival Kumeu show grounds
6:00pm free with entry to the festival

with Cousin Alice

19th Jan 2014 Nightengales, Devonport, auckland
2pm

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

18th Jan 2014 The Auckland City Art Gallery
2pm free

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

3rd Jan 2014 Nelson jazz festival

With Mark Mazengarb and Collin Speir

30th Nov 2013 The wellington bluegrass club
8pm
Well Strung!
Tickets

Caroline Moon, Roger Mannins and Nigel Gavin

19th Oct 2013 Titirangi festival encore show

Peter Prestel, Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

13th Oct 2013 Nelson Arts Festival

"Guitar Wizard"

29th Sep 2013 The Windsor Castle Parnell, Auckland
5pm
Mark & Brenda with special guests:
Nigel Gavin (guitar wizard) & Rick Topp (country/blues/folk singer/songwriter)

More information

Wellington Jazz Club

15th Sep 2013 The chicago bar

With the Bluestars

14th Sep 2013 The Rouge and Vagabond Wellington

With Nairobi Trio

13th Sep 2013 Mt eden methodist hall
7:30

Bloomsday with the jews brothers

16th Jun 2013 The thirsty dog K'rd auckland
7:30
The international literary carnival Bloomsday is on again, Sunday June 16, at the Thirsty Dog, Karangahape Rd, 7.30pm. This year will feature leading stage performer Michael Hurst as the terrifying transvestite dominatrix Bella Cohen transmogrifying into former PM and Mainzeal operator Jenny the Dosh. Blues singer Rick Bryant will be performing the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York with Linn Lorkin, Liesha Ward-Knox appears as Stephen/Stephanie Dedalus, mezzo-soprano Yuko Takahashi sings from Mozart, Brian Keegan reads from Ulysses, Farrell Cleary is Blazes Boylan, Joe Carolan is the one-eyed Cyclops of the public bar, baritone Chris Trotter laments the death of Irish union leader James Connolly and the Jews Brothers’ Band sing everything under the sun but particularly a plea that they been shown the way to the next whiskey bar. To top it all off, Radio NZ’s Noelle McCarthy will be reading from Molly Bloom’s notorious soliloquy.Bloomsday is the celebration of James Joyce’s comic masterpiece Ulysses.

Joyce’s 300,000 word novel follows Dublin Jew Leopold Bloom as he wanders round his city on one day and one night, June 16, 1904, before finally returning to his faithless wife Molly. It’s a modern mock-parallel of the epic ancient Greek saga of The Odyssey, where sturdy Ulysses fights peril on sea and land, trying to make his way back from Troy to his (faithful) wife Penelope. Every June 16 global devotees gather, drink and re-Joyce. Here in New Zealand Bloomsday has been celebrated for the past dozen years in a unique Hibernian-Hebrew cabaret featuring Linn Lorkin and the Jews Brothers Band, with Dubliner Brian Keegan reading from Ulysses and star guests popping in and popping up.The cabaret transports its packed-to-the-rafters audience deftly and movingly through Ulysses by way of song, commentary and fantastically staged scenes.Thirsty Dog, Karangahape Rd, corner of Howe St, Sunday June 16, 7.30pm.

With Whirimako Black

14th Jun 2013 Te Papa matariki festival
8pm $50/$60
Celebrate Matariki (Māori New Year), with fabulous music and dance. Enjoy the heavenly vocal talents of Whirimako Black, Ria Hall, and Mihirangi, as well as the award-winning Request dance crew, Te Waka Huia and JGeek and the Geeks.
Tickets

With Whirimako Black

14th Jun 2013 Te Papa museum Wellington

Vitamin S

13th May 2013 The Wine Cellar
8:30 Koha
First trio

Titirangi folk club

12th May 2013 Titirangi beach hall
8
Chris Priesteys unsung heroes

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

4th May 2013 - thru 5th Thredbo Jazz festival NSW australia

Mother Tongue

4th May 2013 Thredbo Jazz festival NSW Australia

Mother Tongue

3rd May 2013 The Sound Lounge corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale Sydney
8:30 $20/10
Tickets

The jews brothers band

21st Apr 2013 The Thirsty Dog Auckland
7:30pm

The jews brothers band

21st Apr 2013 The Thirsty Dog K'rd, Auckland NZ
7:30pm

Guitar Clinic with Nigel Gavin

17th Apr 2013 Arrowtown School Hall Central Otago, NZ
3:30 to 5:30 $25
Guitarist Gavin is probably well known to more people than they realise; he has played with the Nairobi Trio, Bravura and has been on albums with Robert Fripp.
All ages are welcome, but must have completed beginners level.
Tickets
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Richard adams and nigel gavin

16th Apr 2013 Millbrook resort clubhouse Arrowtown, nz
5:30

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

16th Apr 2013 The Millbrook Resort Arrowtown

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

13th Apr 2013 Les Alpes, Queenstown

Tickets
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

12th Apr 2013 - thru 17th Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Tickets

Nairobi Trio

30th Mar 2013 Waiheke Jazz Festival Palm Beach Resort
7pm $39
Tickets

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

28th Mar 2013 National Jzz Festival Tauranga, NZ
9pm $39/35
Adams & Gavin have presented their magic in concert halls and to festival audiences at home, Australia, the US and in Europe. Violinist Richard Adams has played for many years in the popular Nairobi Trio. Guitar virtuoso Nigel Gavin has played with the Nairobi Trio, the Jews Brothers and on albums by Wayne Gillespie, Whirimako Black and Robert Fripp.
Together they produce something truly unique.
Tickets

The Jews Brothers band

16th Mar 2013 Festival of culture Palmerston North
12:15 Free

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

16th Mar 2013 Auckland city Art Gallery
9:30 Free
Part of white night
Auckland festival

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

10th Mar 2013 Auckland city Art Gallery

2five9 trio

17th Feb 2013 The paddington bar Parnell
4 to 7 Free
Featuring Alex Griffiths, Greg Tell and Nigel Gavin

With the DeSotos

15th Feb 2013 Juice Bar Parnell
8pm $20
The DeSotos - “A powerful blend of rock-infused country blues.”

The DeSotos have cemented their place as New Zealand's leading exponents of the Americana / country blues genres following the release of two albums that have been universally embraced by the critics. 
2008's “Cross Your Heart” was voted Manu Taylor's no 1 New Zealand album of the year, and the 2011 release “Your Highway For Tonight” has received glowing reviews nationally and in the US. 

Both albums have supplied the theme and continuity music to the TVNZ South and North series presented by Marcus Lush. 


And their live show steps it up a notch further – 4 part harmonies, rootsy Gretsch guitar, Hammond organ with Leslie, and a rock solid rhythm section make for a tight and dynamic live sound that is as exciting as it is unique.

Paul Gurney – lead vocals, guitars

Stuart McIntyre – bass, vocals 

Ron Stevens – Hammond, keyboards, vocals

Michael Burrows – drums, vocals
Tickets

Nigel Gavin trio

8th Feb 2013 headland Sculpture on the Gulf Waiheke Island, Auckland
12 and 7pm
Enhanced by a magnificent landscape, headland Sculpture on the Gulf is considered New Zealand’s premier contemporary outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Thirty new large-scale sculptures from established and emerging artists will be exhibited along a spectacular 2.5km coastal walkway on Waiheke Island.

Works have been chosen from over 100 submissions by a panel of selectors chaired by John Gow (co-founder of Sculpture on the Gulf and Connells Bay Sculpture Park), Sue Gardiner of the Chartwell Trust and Lara Strongman, an independent curator from Christchurch. The judge for the awards, who will work independently of the selectors, is Rhana Devenport, Director of the Govett Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth.

2013 marks the tenth anniversary and to celebrate this milestone, a much expanded Waiheke ‘experience’ awaits visitors with the introduction of the new Pavilion at Matiatia Bay.

Open daily from 8.30am this iconic Auckland event runs for three weeks at the height of summer and should be a “must do” on your summer calendar.
Tickets

Nigel Gavin

4th Feb 2013 - Plus Workshop on the 5th Luminate festival Canaan Downs, Takaka Hill, New Zealand

Tickets

Mother Tongue

3rd Feb 2013 - Plus Workshop Luminate Festival

Luminate is an earth friendly festival of music, art, dance, creativity and sustainability.
Join us to celebrate the ancient summer harvest festival of Lughnasadgh, midway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox.

Returning for an epic sixth year, Luminate 2013 is a place to re-energise on the dancefloor, participate in workshops, be inspired about living sustainably, receive a massage, join in drumming around the fire, relax with a warm chai, watch an enlightening movie, be in harmony with nature, and celebrate a sense of conscious community.

The music zones at Luminate feature an inspiring and carefully selected line-up of performers from Aotearoa/New Zealand and overseas, taking you on a unique, flowing journey through a diverse range of Live music, World Grooves, Tribal rhythms, Gypsy, Roots, Soul, Folk, Dub, Psytrance, Minimal Tech, Breaks, Dubstep, Glitch, D&B, Progressive, House, Reggae, Ambient, Esoteric beats and more...

Find your rhythm on the two amplified dancefloors (Live Stage and Electronic Zone), get primal with the drums of the Tribal zone, take it horizontal in the Chillout Lounge, or bring an instrument and join in the fun in the Buskers stage.

Knowledge and Inspirational Sharing Sessions (KISS): an extensive programme of workshops covering a wide range of holistic,cultural and environmental topics with a focus on sustainability and self-reliance, including: permaculture & organics, yoga, dance & movement, african drumming, circus skills, poi & juggling, mayan calendar, meditation, harakeke, music production, alternative healing techniques and many more.

Other features include:

The Flaming Juggle-Poi-Toy zone with a wide range of circus skills workshops by day & fire performers at night; the Hauora healing zone where qualified alternative therapists offer a range of healing practices such as massage and rieki, as well as Healing workshops;

Organic and locally sourced food & refreshments; arts, crafts & market stalls; enlightening movies & documentaries, kids' activities, spacious camping, solar showers &earth friendly amenities.....all set 2000ft up a quartz crystal and limestone mountain surrounded by native bush.

Luminate is a Clean Environment event with a consistent strategy of groundbreaking environmental initiatives in resource conservation and waste minimization. We welcome you to support us as we co-create a culture of self-reliance and sustainability:

There will be no rubbish bins or recycling on site! Be prepared to pack out what you bring in and leave no trace.

Food stalls will serve onto ceramics, and its great to bring your own plate and cup. There is a composting area for biodegradeables and a dishwashing area provided. The festival site layout and art installations have been designed using sacred geometry, natural materials and re-used resources. Read More

Luminate is a family friendly festival. As usual, alcohol and dogs are not permitted.

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Timing: Luminate celebrates the ancient summer harvest festival of Lughnasadgh, which dates back at least 2000 years and was celebrated by our ancestors around the world. Being exactly mid way between the summer solstice and autumn equinox, when there is usually an abundance of crops, this was traditionally a joyous time for people to gather together, share food, music, stories, information and send gratitude to the earth mother for looking after us.

Luminate Festival Trust is very grateful to receive additional funding and individual donations. The Trust also very much appreciates all the supporters, in-kind contributors, volunteers and enthusiastic festival-goers from around this beautiful planet who help us manifest this creative vision and conscious gathering of community in the spirit of light and love.

Donations to Luminate Festival Trust are tax deductible as Luminate is a registered charity with donee status (CC43938). Contact us for more information.


Luminate: to spread light, elevate spiritual consciousness, put a smile on your face.
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Mother Tongue

1st Feb 2013 Le Caf Picton
8:30pm $10
Carolina Moon's aural spectrum is a captivating canvas of world music with ancient and modern roots, deep song, and world class improvisations, at the heart of which lie the beautiful Ladino melodies of Judeo Spain. The NZ ensemble was formed in 2008 to explore medieval world song (and original / contemporary world music) within the context of a modern improvising group and assembles some of NZ's finest improvising artists with representatives from Sephardic, Western and New Zealand cultures. Artists include Carolina Moon ~ vocals, bells, arrangements, Nigel Gavin - guitar, glissantar
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With Chris Priestly and Cameron Bennett

26th Jan 2013 Auckland folk festival
6:00pm

mother Tongue

19th Jan 2013 - jan 20 workshop $25 Mana retreat Coromandel
$35
Carolina Moon's aural spectrum is a captivating canvas of world music with ancient and modern roots, deep song, and world class improvisations, at the heart of which lie the beautiful Ladino melodies of Judeo Spain.

Carolina Moon heads this world music project which began in a collaborative performance with Mark Isaacs at the Great Synagogue, Sydney 2002.

The NZ ensemble was formed in 2008 to explore medieval world song (and original / contemporary world music) within the context of a modern improvising group and assembles some of NZ's finest improvising artists with representatives from Sephardic, Western and New Zealand cultures.

Their interpretations remain true to the spirit of this beautiful music whilst bringing it into the present day.
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

3rd Jan 2013 - 3rd 4th and 5th Nelson Jazz Festival

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The jews brothers band

9th Dec 2012 Canterbury cabaret Riccarton house grounds Christchurch
4pm and 8pm
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with Chris Priestly and Cameron Bennett

26th Nov 2012 Wellington Blue Grass Club
7:30pm
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Mother Tongue

23rd Nov 2012 The devonport Arts Festival The victoia theatre Devonport, auckland
730pm $20/25
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Special guest of the Guitar association of NZ

21st Nov 2012 The ponsonby cruising club Westhaven, auckland
From 7pm

AGM band with Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

9th Nov 2012 121 cafe Ponsonby auckland
730

Trip to the Moon

26th Oct 2012 The Backbeat Bar Auckland Rockshop
9pm Free
"the Invisible Line" CD launch
Tom Ludvigson, Trevor Reekie, Jim Langabeer
and Nigel Gavin
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

19th Oct 2012 - 20th and 21st Queenstown Jazz festival

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Poetry Live/Solo

16th Oct 2012 The Thirsty Dog K'rd, auckland
8pm Koha
A night of poetry including Jeremy Roberts preceded by Nigel playing solo
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Vitamin S, second trio

1st Oct 2012 The Wine Cellar K'rd Auckland
8:30pm Gold Coin donation
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Solo/Titirangi festival of Music

22nd Sep 2012 Lopdel House, titirangi

fund raiser for the festival

Jews Brothers 3

4th Sep 2012 Anne Frank exhibition Auckland domain museum
6:00pm
Launching the Anne Frank exhibition

2Five9 trio

22nd Aug 2012 Verona cafe K'rd auckland
8pm to 11 Free
With Greg Tell, Alex Griffiths and Nigel Gavin
Last chance to hear this exceptional trio
At Verona!

With the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

9th Aug 2012 Auckland town Hall
8pm
Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture
Featuring percussionist extrordinare Dame Evelyn Glennie

mother Tongue

8th Aug 2012 CJC jazz club 1885 bar britomart auckland
7:30pm
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RIchard Adams and Nigel Gavin

1st Jul 2012 Queenstown winter festival Queenstown Hilton
11:30am

Richard adams and Nigel Gavin

27th Jun 2012 Les Ales Queenstown.
7pm
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Jews Brothers/Bloomsday

16th Jun 2012 The Thirsty Dog K'rd auckland
7:30pm $20
“Bloomsday" is a sort of literary St Patrick’s Day, a commemoration of
the fictional day in 1904 in which James Joyce’s comic masterpiece
"Ulysses" unfolds. On that long, lingering, legendary day Leopold
Bloom, wandering Jew and melancholic hero of the novel, sets about his
droll odyssey around Dublin. All around the world there are Bloomsday
celebrations and in Auckland for the past decade Bloomsday cabaret has
unleashed itself in the red-light district of Karangahape Rd.

This year it will be at the Thirsty Dog Tavern and feature two of New
Zealand's leading actors; Wellington-based Carmel McGlone, reading
from the notoriously explicit 50-page soliloquy of Molly Bloom and
George Henare playing pale young poet Stephen Dedalus, girlishly
winsome Gerty McDowell and fierce transvestite dominatrix Bella Cohen.
George will be at his menacing best as Bella transmogrifies alarmingly
into Helen Clark, Angela Merkel, all the Warner Brothers and then Kim
Dotcom.

With the addition of The Jews Brothers Band's unique style of Yiddish
Swing, it’s the only Hiberno-Hebrew Bloomsday in the known world! Cast
of thousands: Dublin actor Brian Keegan, mezzo soprano Yuko Takahashi,
international busker Farrell Cleary, political tenor Chris “Crubeen”
Trotter, union organiser Joe Carolan (and dog), a barber shop quartet
plus much much more!

Nigel Gavin and Chris O'conner/rhythm and verse

14th Jun 2012 Lopdel house, titirangi

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Vitamin S, second trio

11th Jun 2012 The Wine Cellar K'rd auckland
8:30pm Gold coin donations

Mother Tongue

22nd May 2012 New Caledonia Jazz festival Nuimea

RIchard Adams and Nigel Gavin

19th May 2012 Marsden Winery Kerikeri
dinner 7 concert 830 with dinner $30 without $25
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

7th Apr 2012 Waiheke jazz festival
12pm to 2 jazzabout day pass
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with the Nairobi trio and Graham Wardrop

7th Apr 2012 waiheke jazz festival
7pm
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With the the Jews Brothers band

6th Apr 2012 Waiheke Jazz Festival

Guitar Workshop performance

31st Mar 2012 - Solo performance march 29th Titirangi Festival of Music Titirangi theatre, Lopdel house Waitakere NZ

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with Sally Stockwell and the Dark Tourists

29th Mar 2012 Titirangi Festival of Music
7:30pm tba
Sally Stockwell and the Dark Tourists is a 5-piece Auckland band packed with seasoned performers and an original musical flavour of earthy tones, sophisticated lyrics, and a taste of the edge. Sally's exquisite band of musicians are Finn Scholes on keys /trumpet (Batucada Sound Machine, The Mamaku Project), Jo Shum on bass (Dan Sperber, Tim Beveridge), Dan Kennedy on drums (The Dukes, James Morrison), and well-loved Nigel Gavin on guitar (The Jews Brothers, The Nairobi Trio, Whirimako Black)

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Oratia Jungle Festival

18th Mar 2012 Landsendt Subtropical Gardens 108 Parker Road - Oratia
3pm
Solo set with Cat Tunks
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with Sally Stockwell and the Dark Tourists

15th Mar 2012 The Crawford Reserve, Howick
6:00pm free
Sally Stockwell and the Dark Tourists is a 5-piece Auckland band packed with seasoned performers and an original musical flavour of earthy tones, sophisticated lyrics, and a taste of the edge. Sally's exquisite band of musicians are Finn Scholes on keys /trumpet (Batucada Sound Machine, The Mamaku Project), Jo Shum on bass (Dan Sperber, Tim Beveridge), Dan Kennedy on drums (The Dukes, James Morrison), and well-loved Nigel Gavin on guitar (The Jews Brothers, The Nairobi Trio, Whirimako Black)
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Richard Adams, Nigel Gavin and Five Mile Town

9th Mar 2012 Mt. Eden Memorial Hall Crnr of Mt. Eden rd. and Ngauruhoe st.
8pm $30
7 string Guitar Maestro Nigel Gavin performs with Nairobi trio frontman Richard Adams – the pair explore new territory - melodic themes and mesmerising music created by two great players.

Five Mile Town are Louis McDonald, Adam Quigley, and Levi Heeringa. This young and very talented trio perform fresh, modern and accessible indie-folk with accomplishment. Think Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons and you are not far off… Their new EP will be available in 2012. Watch out for these guys in the future…


As with all Village Music concerts, expect a little bit of the unexpected - bring friends, bring family, bring your own, grab a table and settle in for a great evening soirée of live music, played in our beautiful old wooden hall with enthusiasm and panache!
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Vitamin S

5th Mar 2012 the Wine Cellar K'rd, auckland
8:30pm gold coin koha
second trio

Kings of Strings

26th Feb 2012 Hamilton Gardens music festival
4:30pm
For lovers of guitar music featuring Owen Larkins, Andrew White and Nigel Gavin

http://www.hamiltongardensartsfestival.co.nz/performers/240-1-The-Kings-of-Strings
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With the the Jews Brothers band

19th Feb 2012 The Devonport wine and Food festival
12:30pm tba

Bathing with Elephants

26th Jan 2012 - 27th and 28th The civic theatre, auckland central
8pm $15
The artists of Bathing with Elephants and other Exotic Reveries have been given an opportunity to challenge and redefine what performance and art is.

Performances will include music/sound, movement/dance, voice/text, combined with interactive sensors and other triggers manipulating aspects of the performance along with creating and manipulating the visual space giving audience members an opportunity to be a part of the art themselves. Come and lose yourself, relish the chance to explore undiscovered places within the majestic civic,

and endulge your past memories and fantasy's of this iconic Auckland venue through this event...
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Mother Tongue

18th Dec 2011 Dunedin/Careys bay hotel

Mother Tongue

17th Dec 2011 Wanaka The River House

Mother Tongue

15th Dec 2011 Oamaru Opera house

Mother Tongue

14th Dec 2011 Rutland St. Church, 12 Rutland St, St Albans · Christchurch
7:30pm $15/10
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Mother Tongue

13th Dec 2011 Le Caf, Picton
7:30pm

mother Tongue

11th Dec 2011 The Mussel Inn Takaka, NZ
8pm Medi-evil Judeo spanish jazz!
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Mother Tongue

10th Dec 2011 Bay of Coves Marlborough sounds

Mother Tongue

9th Dec 2011 Nelson, NZ Faifield house

Mother Tongue

8th Dec 2011 The playhouse cafe Mapua, NZ

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

4th Dec 2011 Lembas Cafe Raumati South, Kapiti Coast
2pm

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

4th Dec 2011 The Wellington Bluegrass Club Petone, Wellington
7:30pm tba

With Hot Club Sandwich

2nd Dec 2011 Old St. Pauls cathedral Wellington, NZ
530pm tba

Mother Tongue

25th Nov 2011 Ospa Onewhero, NZ

Mother Tongue

17th Nov 2011 Melbourne, victoria venue to be anounced

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

4th Nov 2011 KeriKeri, NZ Marsden winery
Dinner7,show 8:30
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Mother Tongue

2nd Nov 2011 CJC club auckland, NZ 1880 britomart
8pm

Mother Tongue

29th Oct 2011 Expressions Gallery Upper Hutt Wellington, NZ
7:30pm

Nigel Gavin and the flower furnace

24th Sep 2011 Note venue change! The Ghost Town Gallery 2515 San Pablo West Oakland, CA
8pm $10
Nigel will be performing as well as the flower furnace on his final night of westcoast (US) tour.
to be followed by drinks and snacks and ketchup!
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Nigel Gavin / Kirk Heydt and Pals

15th Sep 2011 The Phoenix theatre 201 Washington St, Petaluma, CA
7:30pm
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Nigel, Steve Ball and friends

8th Sep 2011 Good Shepherd Center 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North Seattle WA
7:30pm
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Nigel Gavin/Stephen Thompson

3rd Sep 2011 - Sunday the 4th at 2pm Methow Valley Acoustic Music Festival The Merc Playhouse, Twisp, Washington
7pm
Nigel will be doing a solo performance and then
joining jazz flute man Stephen Thompsons band for a show.
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Vitamin S

1st Aug 2011 The Wine Cellar, K'rd AKL
8:30pm Gold coinage
Non-idiomatic improvisations!

Verona Trio

22nd Jul 2011 Verona cafe bar K'rd auckland
9:30pm free
Great trio mashing jazz funk latin and improv.
Featuring Andy Atwill/bass and Gregg Tell/drums.

vitamin S, first trio

18th Jul 2011 The Wine Cellar K'rd auckland
8:30pm gold coin

With Mother Tongue

15th Jul 2011 Nelson arts festival
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with Richard Adams

14th Jul 2011 Nelson festival
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with Mother Tongue

7th Jul 2011 Auckland Museum, "late" series
7:30pm $20
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/?t=1139
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the jews brothers/beyondesemble

1st Jul 2011 Mt. Eden methodist hall Mt eden, auckland central
8pm $30
Two fabulous bands not to be messed!
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vitamin S, first trio

20th Jun 2011 The Wine Cellar
8:30pm Gold coin!
the Vitamin-S pool night was devised as a place where those interested in improvised music and performance could meet, perform, listen to and discuss, and generally interact with all aspects of this complex and largely misunderstood art form. As improvisation is the most widely practised of genres, it may be necessary to define two main forms:

1. Idiomatic improvisation: much the most widely used and concerned with the expression of an idiom - jazz or flamenco for example, and taking its identity and motivation from that idiom.

2. Non-idiomatic improvisation: here other concerns are fundamental. It is usually found in so-called 'free' improvisation.

It is the second of these two forms that Vitamin-S is concerned to promote.

There are four main tentacles by which Vitamin-S explores non-idiomatic improvisation:
1. Random trios.
These trios, usually two per night, are drawn in advance from the Vitamin-S pool. Anyone can join (Go to: 'Join the Pool'). Each trio performs for up to 45 minutes and there are few rules or constraints regarding the direction their improvisation might take, but it's worth noting that this is not a jam night or open mic night. Each improvised piece is a special and unique moment in time that will never be repeated and can only be experienced fully live at a Vitamin-S event.

2. Vitamin-Specials. Each month, pool members are approached to perform either as a soloist or to put together and present a group of their own choosing. They are given sufficient time to 'rehearse' or to work on specific pieces (planned, notated scores or graphic pieces, for example).

3. Organised ensembles, also exploring a defined theme, methodology, direction or approach to a given piece. These ensembles, such as 10 Acre Bloc, are comprised largely, although not exclusively, of pool members and tend to have more of a life outside Vitamin-S . The pieces are usually more structured, although not necessarily in a conventional or obvious sense.


4. Monthly workshops. The second Tuesday of every month). These workshops are run by invited guests and members and are an introduction to the language and methodology of improvisation. This year, we have approached members of the pool asking them to present workshops on a particular theme - extended techniques, 'home-made' instruments (James McCarthy) and dance (Kristian Larsen) for example. In addition, whenever we have performers from other NZ centres or from overseas, we ask them to facilitate workshops for Vitamin-S members. These are always well attended, interesting and nothing if not thought provoking. So far workshops have been run by Anthony Donaldson and Jeff Henderson (Wellington), Susie Ibarra (New York), Eric Boeren (Holland), Manon-Liu Winter, Heinz-Peter Lindshalm/Petra Stump (Vienna), DJ Olive (NY), amongst others. It's an opportunity to work with performers from all styles and experiences and to try out ideas - your own, or those brought in by others. The evening usually starts with an unstructured improvisation, following which ideas and pieces are explored. Bring an open mind, an ability to listen and a gold coin.



You can experience Vitamin S every Monday at the Wine Cellar, St Kevin's Arcade.

And here's a quote to send you on your way:

"Our music is about the inadequacy of traditional imagery and symbols to convey meaning in today's world. By abandoning representationalism we are free to express ourselves with pure form. Specific interpretation gives way to a more visceral response."
from: Calvin and Hobbes

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the jews brothers/bloomsday celebration

18th Jun 2011 the thirsty dog K'road auckland central
7:30pm $20
celebrating James Joyce and ulysees.

with Whirirmako Black

2nd Jun 2011 Auckland museums "Late" series
6:30pm $20
Celabrating "Matariki"
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with Whirirmako Black

26th May 2011 Lusious cafe, Te Atatu
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T' Party/solo

24th May 2011 The Wine Cellar
8pm $5
In support of John Bells percussion ensemble.

Vitamin S

23rd May 2011 The Wine Cellar
8:30pm Gold coin donation
As result of Random drawing!

Mother Tongue

15th May 2011 The Kings Arms
4pm Part of the scortch fest day.

The Fondue Set

6th May 2011 The Village Music series Mt. Eden methodist hall
8pm $30
After nearly 7 years the fondue Set are back live
and with a new CD due soon.
A group sorely missed by its many fans!
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with Richard Adams

24th Apr 2011 - april 25th at 3pm Tauranga Jazz Festival Club
11 am
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with Mother Tongue

24th Apr 2011 Tauranga Jazz festival
3:00-5:00pm free

with the Jews Brothers

22nd Apr 2011 the New Waiheke Jazz festival
7pm
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With Mother Tongue

3rd Apr 2011 - 3/april/2011 Titirangi music festival
tba
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With Whirirmako Black

2nd Apr 2011 Titirangi Music festival
7pm $25
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With Mother Tongue

19th Mar 2011 Womad festival
8pm
Sephardi ethno-jazz

The Fondue Set

9th Mar 2011 Auckland 2011 arts Festival
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reunion of the fondue set.
Featuring Caitlin Smith, Steve Garish and Nigel Gavin

Nigel Gavin

9th Mar 2011 Auckland 2011 arts Festival
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Solo electric set from Nigel featuring the "Science Project"

these Four Walls

3rd Mar 2011 - 4th and 5th Lopdel House, titirangi Auckland
7:30pm $16
This devised show draws on the rich history of Lopdell House during the 1930s and wartime, when it was used as a hotel and a school for the deaf. These Four Walls is a new sound-based theatre initiative using spoken word and experimental music in historic buildings. Look out for the Booth of Echoes and Remembrances. . .


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Sephardi-Ladino concert

27th Feb 2011 121 Cafe, ponsonby rd. Auckland
5:00pm Admission $20
Robert Michael Esformes & The Jews Brothers
perform for your entertainment & delight
exotic, soulful, Sephardi-Ladino
Songs and Romances

Robert is descended on his maternal side from the Sephardic Jews of
Istanbul and Salonika. Born in New York, he grew up hearing his mother and grandmother
conversing in Ladino, the language of the love songs and ballads he
now performs.
Robert's exotic music draws from his Ladino heritage and includes old Spanish love songs, ballads and spiritual text settings. He mixes traditional melodies with melodies of his own composition, along with unique musical improvisations. His style is soulful and subtle, and his voice
fluid, warm and entrancing. Robert's CD: "Mystery of the Sabbath," has received
praise-filled reviews -
"Esformes' milk-and-honey voice croons, chants, belts, lilts,
and makes serenades of these jubilant love songs...."

 “beautiful subtlety of voice and soul…”

In addition to his concert with the Jews Brothers in Auckland, Robert will be performing in Coromandel, Northland and Wellington.




hersh@rouge.co.nz

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Fringe Benefits

16th Feb 2011 121 Cafe Ponsonby rd. auckland
7:30pm $5
Nigel, Chris O'Connor, Tahi Mapp-Boren, Genevieve McClean
and others.
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National Tour with Whirimako Black

5th Nov 2010 - through to Dec 5 Whirimako Black and Nigel Gavin, Chanel Arts Centre, November 9. Reviewed by Alistair Paulin. For the Motueka Music Group, last night's performance was a "let your hair down concert", as the MC put it. The group usually hosts chamber music but its foray into jazz and blues proved wildly popular. Guitarist Nigel Gavin began the night with a solo performance of a new piece, The Tributaries. With both hands working the fretboard, Gavin coaxed intricate filigrees of fingerpicking from his warm-toned six-string, and the crowd was quickly captivated. He was then joined by the soul diva herself, whose first song was Taku Rakau E, from her debut album Hinepukohurangi: Shrouded in the Mist. It was a traditional song from her Tuhoe childhood, she said, "when we had no choice but to listen to our elders". Black's smoky lower register brought depth and sorrow to the song about an elder's feelings of loneliness when all her friends have passed on. She alternated between singing in te reo and English throughout the evening, although when she first switched to English, she confessed that she found it "daunting, because I don't have my beautiful Maori language to hide behind". In addition to jazz standards like Summertime and Cry Me A River, Black reached into more contemporary songbooks, singing Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now as well as songs from Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Gavin's solos were restrained but playful, and as well as being a musically inspired pairing, the duo had an easy partnership on stage. The warmth and appreciation that flowed between them and the audience grew over the course of the two hours-plus performance until stamping feet called back the pair for an encore.

Upper Hutt
Friday 5 November 8pm
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre
Book: Expressions, 836 Fergusson Drive 04 527 2168

Masterton
Saturday 6 November 7pm -
Aratoi Museum of Art and History
$20 Book: Aratoi Museum of Art and History

Motueka
Tuesday 9 November 7.30pm -
Chanel Arts Centre $20 adults, students $5
Book: Floral Affaire

Takaka
Wednesday 10 November
The Mussel Inn (7.30pm)
Local Contact: Rebekah Brumwell, Ph 03 525 7454 or 021 2414 006



Nelson
Thursday 11 November 7.30pm -
Nelson School of Music
Adult $27, Senior $22, NSOM Friends & Students $20
Book: "http://www.nsom.co.nz/"
03 548 9477 or NSOM 48 Nile St

Reefton
Friday 12 November 8pm -
Area School Library
$10 adult, $5 student, $20 family
Door sales or phone 03 732 8542

Wanaka
Wednesday 17 November 7.30pm -
The Riverhouse $25 Book: Video Ezy Wanaka

Oamaru
Thursday 18 November 7.30pm -
Otago Daily Times Inkbox, Oamaru Opera House
$19.90 plus service fee
Book: The Oamaru Opera House or Ticketdirect 03 433 0770

Dunedin
Friday 19 November 8pm -
St Martins Hall, Northumberland St North East Valley $25

Ashburton
Saturday 20 November 8pm -
The Ashburton Art Gallery
$25 or $20 for Friends of AAG
Book: Ashburton Art Gallery, Regent Cinema
or www.iticket.co.nz/

Rangiora
Sunday 21 November 8pm -
Chamber Gallery Rangiora Library
$25 adult $10 children/students
Book: Rangiora Library

Akaroa
Tuesday 23 November 8pm -
The Gaiety
$20 Book: Akaroa Museum

Coromandel
Thursday 25 November 7.30pm -
Anglican Church Hall
$20/$15 Book: Coromandel I-site

Tauranga
Friday 26 November 7.30pm -
Tauranga Art Gallery
108 Willow St
$25/$20 (Friends of the Gallery)
Book: Tauranga Art Gallery.  Ph: 07 578 7933
or email :office@artgallery.org.nz

Gisborne
Saturday 27 November 8pm -
Bushmere Estate Winery
(Come early and enjoy a meal)
$22 Book: H B Williams Library

Kaikohe
Wednesday 1 December 7.30pm -
The Mid North Motor Inn
Presold $20 At the door $25
Book: Nursery Box

Kaitaia
Thursday 2 December 7.30pm -
Far North Reap, Kauri room, 3 Puckey Ave
$30 Adults $10 16 years and under
Book: Banks St Art Gallery,
Finders Kaitaia, Doubtless Bay Information centre

Kerikeri
Friday 3 December 7.30pm -
The Centre at Kerikeri
Book: The Centre 9am - 5pm weekdays
0800 200 411 or www.centakeri.com

Te Atatu
Saturday 4 December 8pm-
Luscious Cafe

Onewhero
Sunday 5 December 7pm -
The OSPA Theatre
$20 Book: River Traders Tuakau

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Queenstown Jazz Festival with Richard Adams

24th Oct 2010 JAZZ ON TOUR - JAZZ IN THE VINES : NIGEL GAVIN AND RICHARD ADAMS The Winehouse and Kitchen
3:00-5:00pm
Gibbston Valley Wines will host NZ jazz legends Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams with special guest drummer, local icon Geoff Sinnot.

Queenstown jazz festival

23rd Oct 2010 Les Alpes Restaurant
10:00am - 12:00pm
Mix it with the Masters
This year the ASB Jazzfest has been lucky enough to not only secure a host of world-class artists, but also a number of who have offered to lend their time, skills, knowledge and experience as part of our workshop programme.

There are a range of workshops that will be held at the Queenstown Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in Stanley Street on Saturday and Sunday October 23 and 24.

Bookings are essential so go online at Sign up for a Workshop to register.

Richard Adams & Nigel Gavin
Saturday 23 October from 10.00am - 12noon
Cost $20.00
Learn from the masters as this dynamic New Zealand duo demonstrate and discuss lice performance, improvisation and the working Jazz Muso - plying your trade domestically and internationally.

Queenstown Jazz Festival with Richard Adams

22nd Oct 2010 - oct 23th SKYCITY Queenstown Casino
7pm tba
SKYCITY Queenstown Casino
The second host of our 2010 Dinner Cabaret Series is Queenstowns finest entertainment destination WIld Thyme Bar & Restaurant at SKYCITY Queenstown Casino. And this year its all about the music.
Get your groove on over dinner with the musings of New Zealand jazz legends Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams before breaking out to the blues with King Leo from 10.00pm.
“They made music that was heard and felt, their passion shining throughout the show"- Northern News NZ
Back for another year after a rapturous reception in 2009, the dynamic duo of Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams (one half of Iconic NZ Jazz act the Nairobi Trio) are teaming up with local drummer Geoff Sinnot to bring you two beautiful evenings of well known jazz standards as well as their typical high energy improvisation.
This is real jazz and it is real good!
A special JazzFest menu is available, prioritised seating for diners, reservations are recommended.
For more information or to reserve your space please call SKYCITY Queenstown Casino on (03 )441 0400
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With Wayne Gillespie and the Jews Brothers

22nd Aug 2010 the Cat and Fiddle sydney, australia
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Wayne and Nigel again in Sydney!
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with the jews brothers

15th Aug 2010 sydney jewish music festival bondi beach
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Over 35 acts on four stages over twelve hours at the Bondi Pavilion will showcase an amazing array of talent featuring Jewish music styles such as Klezmer and Ladino, right through to contemporary blues, jazz, folk, rock, world, reggae, rap and dance all performed by leading Jewish musicians.

There seems to be a festival to suit all tastes. But, as festival director Gary Holzman says, there is one music festival that has been noticeably absent a large-scale Jewish music festival. Thats all about to change!

Ive always found it surprising that Sydneys vibrant Jewish community has, for many years, held successful Jewish film festivals and writers festivals but never an equivalent Jewish music festival, said Holzman.

Sydney has produced Jewish musical talent of international standing including Renee Geyer, Ben Lee, Lior, Monsieur Camembert, Tal Wilkenfeld & even Jimmy Barnes (yes, Jimmy Barnes who knew?). Theres now a new breed of up-and-coming young Jewish performers playing in a vast variety of musical styles; at the same time there has been renewed interest in all forms of Jewish music from Klezmer and Chassidic to Ladino and Israeli. With so much talent and musical activity, it seemed natural to put together a festival to showcase the best of Jewish music and Jewish musical performers to both the Jewish and wider Sydney community, Holzman said.

He explained that Shir means song in Hebrew and madness can mean unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm. There will be an abundance of both at the festival!
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

1st Aug 2010 Cafe 121 121 ponsonby rd auckland
7:30pm tba
The long awaited auckland date of their national tour.

The Moog, guitar and Me

28th Jul 2010 The Auckland Rockshop, upstairs room
7pm free
Nigel will be domonstrating the amazing new Moog guitar.
Not a synth. A whole new aspect to the electric guitar.

https://www.moogmusic.com/moogguitar/
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with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

2nd Jul 2010 the Civic theatre Aucland central
6:15pm $25/19
Live Cinema: Buster Keatons "Sherlock JR" and "One Week"

A friday night Village Soiree

11th Jun 2010 Old Mt. Eden Methodist hall
7:30pm $25
also Featuring "One more Dollar" and Donna Dean.
acoustic musicing for all!
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

2nd May 2010 Cambridge Autumn festival
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

1st May 2010 Coromandel Hauraki House
8:00pm $15 book Coromandel I-Site

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

30th Apr 2010 Tauranga Art Gallery
7:30pm $25/$20(Friends of the Gallery) Book Tauranaga Art Gallery

The Jews Brothers

28th Apr 2010 Cambridge autumn festival
tba tba

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

24th Apr 2010 takaka The Mussel Inn
8:30pm $15
Part of the 2010 national tour

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

22nd Apr 2010 Ashburton Seniors Centre
7:30pm $20 Seniors and students $15. Book Regent Cinema or www.iticket.co.nz

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

21st Apr 2010 Dunedin, Prt Chalmers Careys Bay Hotel
8:00pm $25 Book @ Careys Bay Hotel 03 472 8022

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

20th Apr 2010 Invercargill Civic Theatre
8:00pm $25/$22(unwaged) Book @ ICC booking office

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

19th Apr 2010 Gore James Cumming Wing
7:30pm $20/$10. Book Eastern Southland Gallery

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

18th Apr 2010 River House Wanaka
5:30pm
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

16th Apr 2010 Hokitika Dramatic society Revell St
7:30pm $25 Book at Ocean Paua 25 Weld St

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

15th Apr 2010 Karamea the Bush Lounge
8:00pm free

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

14th Apr 2010 Reefton Wilsons Hotel
7:30pm $10/$5 Family $15

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

13th Apr 2010 Al's bar Christchurch
7:30pm tba

175 East ensemble

11th Apr 2010 The Herald Theatre
7pm $20
In this concert we're performing brand new works by five
young New Zealand composers: Alexandra Hay, Samuel Holloway, Dylan
Lardelli, Chris Watson and Alex Wolken.

We'll be joined by guest guitarist Dylan Lardelli who performs in his
own new composition, commissioned by 175 East with funding from
Creative New Zealand, and we're particularly pleased that our
performance will be preceded by
a set of solo improvisations from ace guitarist Nigel Gavin.

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The Jews Brothers w/ Niko Ne Zna

10th Apr 2010 Toto's Bacco room, auckland NZ
9pm $20
Niko Ne Zna CD release party
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

8th Apr 2010 Kerikeri Trussler residence
7:30pm $25 Book Century 21 office

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

7th Apr 2010 Whangaroa Whangaroa Big Game Fish Club
8:00pm $10 at the door

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

5th Apr 2010 The Tauranga jazz festival

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the Jews Brothers

4th Apr 2010 Tauranga jazz festival baycourt theatre
7:30pm
TBC

with Josephine Costain

3rd Apr 2010 toto's/ Bacco room
9pm tba
Announcing Josephine Costain's first solo southern tour of New Zealand; celebrating the release of her new single Speedway featuring Nige Gavin
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Nairobi Trio

1st Apr 2010 Tauranga Jazz festival
10:00pm $35
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Carolina Moon/Mother Tongue

27th Mar 2010 Titirangi music festival
6:30 $20
featuring Roger Manins, Kevin Field, Andy Atwill and Ron Sampson.
Music from the heartlands of Medieval judeo spain.
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Vox Nova

25th Mar 2010 Grqand central bar
9pm
Latin, hot club jazz fusion

The Jews Brothers

21st Mar 2010 Jacaranda lodge coromandel nz
4pm
Just talk to anyone in Coromandel who has been to a Jews Brothers' concert and they'll tell you how fantastic they are. This eccentric and irreverent five-piece always hits the stage in an explosion of energy and keeps up the pace throughout.
They have a reputation in Coromandel for providing outstanding fun and entertainment and their tours to small centres throughout New Zealand, including Coromandel on several occasions, have given them a cult following. The Jews Brothers Band, featuring Hershal Herscher on accordion, Nigel Gavin on mandolin, Linn Lorkin on lead vocals and melodica, John Ellis on saxophones and percussion and Peter Scott on double bass, is an internationally performing ensemble which travels regularly to Australia and has done four European tours, the most recent being Spain in 2009. Their repertoire combines traditional Eastern-European dance medleys, yiddish schmaltz and gypsy swing with originals in the same vein. Once heard and seen, never forgotten.
The Coromandel Music Society is delighted to announce that the Jews Brothers will be performing in Coromandel on the afternoon of Sunday 21 March. The time and venue (hopefully an outdoor picnic) will be provided in next month's Chronicle, other local papers and on posters around town so note it in your diary now and the details will come later.


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Nigel Gavin

9th Mar 2010 Auckland 2011 arts Festival
tba
Solo electric set from Nigel featuring the "Science Project"

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

8th Mar 2010 TVNZ Goodmorning
from 9am

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

7th Mar 2010 The Wellington BlueGrass club
7:30pm tba
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin/Hot Club Sandwich

6th Mar 2010 Lembas cafe Raumati south, kapiti coast
2:30pm

richard Adams, Nigel Gavin & Hot club sandwich

5th Mar 2010 Old St.Pauls wellington
7:30pm tba
Hot club sandwich's regular spot
with Rich and Nig as special guests.
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

4th Mar 2010 Concert radio "Up Beat" with Eva Radich
from 12 noon

Richard Adams Nigel Gavin & Hot Club Sandwich

4th Mar 2010 The Globe theatre Palmerston North
7:30pm

With Whirimako Black

6th Feb 2010 Waitangi Day celebrations, waitangi
tba

with Wayne Gillespie and Brendan Power

4th Jan 2010 the Devonport Bunker
7:30pm tba

with Whirimako Black

31st Dec 2009 Music mountain Matakana
4pm $95 from amplifier.co.nz and Real Groovy. Price includes compilation Album.
New Years festival teaturing:
Salmonella Dub, Ladi 6, Whirimako Black, Cornerstone Roots, Soul System, DLT, Budspells, Paddy Free (Pitch Black), Ill-Figz, Stinky Jim.
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Vitamin S

7th Dec 2009 The Wine Cellar K rd Auckland
8:30pm Gold Coin Koha
The Vitamin-S pool night was devised as a place where those interested in improvised music and performance could meet, perform, listen to and discuss, and generally interact with all aspects of this complex and largely misunderstood art form. As improvisation is the most widely practised of genres, it may be necessary to define two main forms:

1. Idiomatic improvisation: much the most widely used and concerned with the expression of an idiom - jazz or flamenco for example, and taking its identity and motivation from that idiom.

2. Non-idiomatic improvisation: here other concerns are fundamental. It is usually found in so-called 'free' improvisation.

It is the second of these two forms that Vitamin-S is concerned to promote.

There are four main tentacles by which Vitamin-S explores non-idiomatic improvisation:
1. Random trios.
These trios, usually two per night, are drawn in advance from the Vitamin-S pool. Anyone can join (Go to: 'Join the Pool'). Each trio performs for up to 45 minutes and there are few rules or constraints regarding the direction their improvisation might take, but it's worth noting that this is not a jam night or open mic night. Each improvised piece is a special and unique moment in time that will never be repeated and can only be experienced fully live at a Vitamin-S event.

2. Vitamin-Specials. Each month, pool members are approached to perform either as a soloist or to put together and present a group of their own choosing. They are given sufficient time to 'rehearse' or to work on specific pieces (planned, notated scores or graphic pieces, for example).

3. Organised ensembles, also exploring a defined theme, methodology, direction or approach to a given piece. These ensembles, such as 10 Acre Bloc, are comprised largely, although not exclusively, of pool members and tend to have more of a life outside Vitamin-S . The pieces are usually more structured, although not necessarily in a conventional or obvious sense.


4. Monthly workshops. The second Tuesday of every month). These workshops are run by invited guests and members and are an introduction to the language and methodology of improvisation. This year, we have approached members of the pool asking them to present workshops on a particular theme - extended techniques, 'home-made' instruments (James McCarthy) and dance (Kristian Larsen) for example. In addition, whenever we have performers from other NZ centres or from overseas, we ask them to facilitate workshops for Vitamin-S members. These are always well attended, interesting and nothing if not thought provoking. So far workshops have been run by Anthony Donaldson and Jeff Henderson (Wellington), Susie Ibarra (New York), Eric Boeren (Holland), Manon-Liu Winter, Heinz-Peter Lindshalm/Petra Stump (Vienna), DJ Olive (NY), amongst others. It's an opportunity to work with performers from all styles and experiences and to try out ideas - your own, or those brought in by others. The evening usually starts with an unstructured improvisation, following which ideas and pieces are explored. Bring an open mind, an ability to listen and a gold coin.



You can experience Vitamin S every Monday at the Wine Cellar, St Kevin's Arcade.

And here's a quote to send you on your way:

"Our music is about the inadequacy of traditional imagery and symbols to convey meaning in today's world. By abandoning representationalism we are free to express ourselves with pure form. Specific interpretation gives way to a more visceral response."
from: Calvin and Hobbes

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with Whirimako Black

5th Dec 2009 Manukanuka Marae
tba tba

Concert Recital

4th Dec 2009 Greek Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity, 106 Western Springs Road
8:00pm $20.00
The concert will feature:
* members of the Auckland Philharmonic orchestra (cello, violin)
*International soprano Clare Martin
*International guitarist Nigel Gavin
* Original compositions by David and Christina Daniela
and very special guests Father Nicholas and Mary Greanias
This will be a special "once in a lifetime" concert set in the beauty and mystique of candles and icons.
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the jews Brothers

3rd Dec 2009 grand central bar ponsonby rd. akl
9pm free

with Carolyn Moon

25th Nov 2009 CJC, 121 Cafe Ponsonby rd AKL
7:30pm tba
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with Tim William

18th Nov 2009 CJC, 121 ponsonby rd.
7:30pm
electric contemporary set.
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with Whirimako Black

14th Nov 2009 Hastings Opera house
8:00pm
waiata maori music awards
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with the Nairobi Trio

6th Nov 2009 Mt. Eden methodist Hall
8:00pm $25
Special one day festival featuring the Nairobi Trio, Nigel Gavin, Neil Findley, Martha Louis and One More Dollar.
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the jews Brothers

5th Nov 2009 the Grand Central Bar Ponsonby rd. AKL
tba free

with Linn Lorkin

30th Oct 2009 121 Cafe ponsonby rd akl
7:30pm
Linn's album re-release, In the Land of Music.
Also playing: Anna Rugis, Kelvin Hair, Nigel Gavin,Peter Scott
and Hershal

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Nigel Gavin solo/Workshop

23rd Oct 2009 Queenstown Jazz festival the Crown Plaza, 360 bar
tba

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

22nd Oct 2009 The Queenstown Jazz festival, the Winehouse
tba

with Bravura

19th Oct 2009 the Nelson arts festival
tba

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

15th Oct 2009 121 cafe, 121 Ponsonby rd. auckland
7:30pm $15
celebrating the re-release of "Recent Works"

with Bravura

11th Oct 2009 The Ray Freedman hall, epsom girls grammar auckland
tba
tba

Nigel Gavin solo/Workshop

27th Aug 2009 Serra High School San Mateo, Ca.
tba tba

nigel Gavin improv workshop/healdsburg guitar festival

16th Aug 2009 Wells Fargo center for the performing arts Santa Rosa, California
10:30am
In this workshop we will be exploring techniques and skills used for improvisation, using games and exercises in both group and solo settings. Some of the best fun one can have in music is improvising. As a skill that brings ones attention to the present moment, improvisation is a world where childlike simplicity can play alongside full blown virtuosity. From blues changes to abstract sounds, Learning to listen to your inner muse is a must. Improvisational skills can also help one with composing; tapping that same creative vein for later constructions. Above all, improvising is fun! All those who dont think they can do it are encouraged to come along and give it a try. If you can walk and talk you can improvise.
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Nigel Gavin solo

16th Aug 2009 - 15th and 16th the healdsburg 2009 guitar festival california
3:00pm general admission fee
at the Wells Fargo center for the performing arts
santa rosa
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin/Hot Club Sandwich

3rd Jul 2009 Old St. Pauls, Wellington
7:30pm

3 Gits!

28th Jun 2009 the Devonport bunker auckland
7:30pm tba
features Mark Mazengarb, Colin Spear and Nigel Gavin solo and collectively.
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin/Launch party

27th Jun 2009 121 Cafe Ponsonby rd. Auckland
7:30pm tba
Launch party for the "recent works" CD

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

19th Jun 2009 Tauranga art gallery
7:30pm tba
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

18th Jun 2009 Lembas Cafe, Raumati south wellington
7:30pm tba
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

14th Jun 2009 the Wellington Bluegrass Club Petone
7:30pm tba
"Incredibly, wonderfully intelligent!"
National Radio
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with Bravura

13th Jun 2009 auckland town hall
tba

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

3rd Jun 2009 Rouge Cafe Grand opening Cambridge
7:30pm
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Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

24th May 2009 The Devonport Bunker Mt. Victoria, AKL
7:30

Richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

3rd May 2009 the Occidental, vulcan lane auckland
9:30pm free

richard Adams and Nigel Gavin

3rd May 2009 auckland art fair marine events centre, viaduct harbour
tba
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with Neon Quaver

25th Apr 2009 the Kingslander, kingsland, auckland
8:30pm free

with Whirimako Black

24th Apr 2009 cambridge arts festival 2
tba

with Whirimako Black

23rd Apr 2009 cambrigde arts festival
tba

with the jews brothers

18th Apr 2009 the Qirk Marrickville, Sydney
7:30

with the jews brothers

17th Apr 2009 the Carrington Katoomba, NSW Australia
tba
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with the jews Brothers

10th Apr 2009 - tbc Australian national folk festival canberra
tbc

121 guitars

25th Mar 2009 cafe 121
7:30 koha
the best of 121 guitars featuring Mark Mazengarb, Colin Spear and Nigel. Lots of friends too!

bravura, AK 09

19th Mar 2009 Auckland AK 09 festival of the arts
6pm
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with Richard Adams

1st Mar 2009 the Occidental, vulcan lane Auckland
8:30pm

with the Blue bottom Stompers

14th Feb 2009 northcote shopping centre
10:30 - 12 free

Neon Quaver Reunion

12th Feb 2009 the Kingslander Kingsland, auckland
8:00pm
Long over due reunion with:
Richard Adams/ Violin:
Richard Ghent/Flute,flugelhorn,vocals
David Lines/keys
Nigel Gavin/guitar
Kevin Strange/percussion
Alex Griffitrhs/bass

Nigel Gavin and Richard Adams

1st Feb 2009 wintergarden, auckland domain NZ
430pm free
Rich and Nigel celebrating the release of their new CD!

with Eugene Chadbourne

29th Jan 2009 the wine celler K, rd. auckland NZ
8:00pm tba
http://www.vitamin-s.co.nz/news.php?news_id=57
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Mahinarangi Tocker Tribute concert

25th Jan 2009 the winter gardens, auckland domain NZ
430pm
featuring some of the musical friends of Mahina playing tribute to one great NZ talent!

with Chris Priestly

11th Jan 2009 the Devonport Bunker Auckland NZ
730pm

with the jews brothers

4th Jan 2009 Salut, whangarei, NZ
tba
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121 Guitars

17th Dec 2008 Cafe 121 ponsonby rd. Auckland NZ
8:00pm koha
featuring guitarists from the thursday night gathering
in a special night of 6 and 7 string delights!

10 Acre Block

15th Dec 2008 the Wine Cellar St. Kevin's arcade Auckland NZ
8:00pm

with Whirimako Black

6th Dec 2008 Russell Just Imagine
7:00pm
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jews Brothers National tour

21st Oct 2008 Auckland, One 2 One Cafe, ponsonby
730pm
End of tour party!!
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jews Brothers National tour

20th Oct 2008 The Hall at Whangaroa Harbour
730pm

jews Brothers National tour

19th Oct 2008 Taipa Bay Resort, Kaitaia
730pm
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jews Brothers National tour

18th Oct 2008 Hokianga Rawene Hall
8:00pm
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jews Brothers National tour

17th Oct 2008 Just Imagine cafe, Russell
7:00pm

jews Brothers National tour

16th Oct 2008 Onewhero Society of Peforming Arts Theatre
8:00pm
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jews Brothers National tour

14th Oct 2008 Little Theatre, Matamata
8:00pm
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jews Brothers National tour

11th Oct 2008 Le Cafe, Picton

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jews Brothers National tour

10th Oct 2008 The Playhouse Cafe, Mapua/Nelson
8:00pm
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jews Brothers National tour

9th Oct 2008 the Mussel Inn, Takaka
8:30pm

jews Brothers National tour

8th Oct 2008 Saracens Bush Lounge, Karamea
8:00pm

jews Brothers National tour

7th Oct 2008 Wilsons Hotel, Reefton
8:00pm

jews Brothers National tour

6th Oct 2008 Hokitika Regent
730pm

jews Brothers National tour

5th Oct 2008 Wanaka, River House, Albert Town
2-4pm
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jews Brothers National tour

4th Oct 2008 Cromwell, Lake Dunstan Boat Club
8:00pm
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jews Brothers National tour

3rd Oct 2008 Orchard Garden Cafe, Alexandra
730pm
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jews Brothers National tour

2nd Oct 2008 Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore

jews Brothers National tour

1st Oct 2008 the penguin club, Oamaru

jews Brothers National tour

30th Sep 2008 cafe on queen,Waimate
730pm

Jews Brothers National tour

28th Sep 2008 Dunedin folk club

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the jews Brothers

14th Sep 2008 ascension winery oyster festival Matakana

the jews Brothers

13th Sep 2008 - 14/sept ascension winery oyster festival matakana

Bravura

7th Sep 2008 Ray Friedman Theatre auckland
tba
This performance is a special benefit concert for the Temple Beth Shalom.

Festival of Jewish Music and Jewish Food

31st Aug 2008 Odysseus Brotherhood Hall, 145 Hobart Street, Miramar/wellington
5pm
The Jews Bros, Klezmer Rebs and Cafe Klezmer
Performing
plus great food by Maria Pia and Richard Klein!
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the Jews Brothers

31st Aug 2008 The Wellington Bluegrass club Petone

The Jews Brothers

29th Aug 2008 Mighty mighty wellington

Nigel Gavin solo

28th Aug 2008 Lembas Cafe Raumati south, wellington
730pm
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Nigel Gavin solo

27th Aug 2008 The Ohakune Fall Out Festival Cypress tree Ohakune
6pm
with Danni Bear solo and in tandem

Nigel Gavin solo

9th Aug 2008 Titirangi folk club waitakere, auckland
730pm
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the jews Brothers, and THE BENKA BORADOVSKY BORDELLO BAND

2nd Aug 2008 the Kings Arms auckland

also club Manouche

Nigel and French Toast

19th Jul 2008 De Post belgian bar Mt. Eden auckland
9pm
Small mobile version of the jews bros
featuring Lyn Lorkin and Hershal

bravura

22nd Jun 2008 Christchurch arts festival

bravura

21st Jun 2008 - 22 christchurch arts festival

The 3 Penny Opera

29th May 2008 - through june 21 maidment theatre, auckland uni
mon/tues 7 wed/sat8
MORALITY HAS NO HOME
Running through June,
directed by Micheal Hurst
with Jennifer Ward-Lealand and a cast of...dozens!
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supporting K D Lang

6th May 2008 asb theatre, aotea centre auckland

supporting K D Lang

5th May 2008 Micheal Fowler centre wellington

nigel Gavin solo

20th Apr 2008 ponsonby belgian beer bar, the old post office auckland
1 to 4pm free

World Gypsy Party with the Jews brothers

12th Apr 2008 Parnell jubilee hall auckland
7:00pm $35
benefit for Ashram Yoga centre

The Zesty Boys/ Nigel Gavin

9th Apr 2008 One 2 One Caf (121 Ponsonby Rd.)
730pm $10
with their own brand of Klezmer

Jonathan Besser (piano)
Chris Prosser (violin)

april fools concert

1st Apr 2008 121 cafe ponsonby rd.
8:30pm koha
featuring the staff of 121 and pals.

nigel Gavin solo

30th Mar 2008 ponsonby depost
1 to 4pm free

nigel Gavin solo

30th Mar 2008 titirangi arts festival/lopdel house
7:30pm
also performing Russell Walder

the jews Brothers, and THE BENKA BORADOVSKY BORDELLO BAND

29th Mar 2008 the Whammy bar, K'rd. auckland city
9:30am

nigel Gavin solo

16th Mar 2008 ponsonby depost
1 to 4pm free

with Pacific Curlz

9th Mar 2008 Christchurch Folk Club

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with Pacific Curlz

9th Mar 2008 Ashburton Art Gallery (matinee)

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with Pacific Curlz

8th Mar 2008 Penguin Club, Oamaru

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with Pacific Curlz

5th Mar 2008 Grey District CAC

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with Pacific Curlz

3rd Mar 2008 Westport tba

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with Pacific Curlz

1st Mar 2008 Mussel Inn, Takaka

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with Pacific Curlz

29th Feb 2008 The Playhouse Cafe, Nelson (2nd night)

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with Pacific Curlz

28th Feb 2008 The Playhouse Cafe, Nelson

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with Pacific Curlz

27th Feb 2008 Picton Le Cafe

with Pacific Curlz

24th Feb 2008 Lembas Caf- Raumati Sth-Wellington

with Pacific Curlz

23rd Feb 2008 He Rau Wahine Awhina Inc, Masterton

with Pacific Curlz

21st Feb 2008 Awakeri Event Centre ,Whakatane

Solo concert

17th Feb 2008 Hamilton gardens summer festival Lakeside stage
2:30pm

with the Jews brothers

16th Feb 2008 Devonport wne and food festival
tba

Bravura

10th Feb 2008 auckland domain wintergardens
430pm free
first chance to see 5 piece bravura perform their new work Ecstacy this year.
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Frank E Evans Dogs Bollix

3rd Feb 2008 dogs bollix, newton, auckland
6pm
Hi to our Frankie Fans.
This is just a little reminder about our Frank E Evans Entertainment Band Reunion Concert at the Dogs Bollix Irish Bar (2 Newton Rd) on February 3rd.
The Concert starts at 4pm with our latest line up which now includes the lovely Linda on Violin and her lovely hubby, Greg, on accordian. We are delighted with the new sound and hope you will be to.
At 5pm the original band will do a set. Arif on Piano and John on Banjo. John will be flown over from Australia at great expense for our party. And Brian on big bass drum will lead the conga as he did in the good old days. And of course Roger, Mike and Peter are all original members also.
At 6pm we will start the ball rolling with a line up of all of the great musicians and singers that have worked with the band since its creation in 1968. Jamie, Hanna, Sheri, Gyles, Diane, Alan, Evan, Farrell, Nigel and Tawera will all be attending.
And from 8pm on we are inviting anyone on stage for a Frank E Evans Jam Session.
Note that these times iffer from our original mailout.
At some time in the evening we have a visit from Tim Shadbolt, Mayor of Invercargill. You can watch him dancing in our video of the Jumping Sundays at Albert Park that we will show.
We are recording this evening for a live Cd and will also video it.
So, if you can only get to see the band once a year, this is definitely the night. 4pm to late. Bring your kids and your folks.
See you there.
If you send this email on to 10 of your friends then you will never be lonely again.
Frank XXX

P.S.
Now you can now watch Frank E. Evans Videos on www.Youtube.com
Pass it on!!!!!!

nigel Gavin solo

3rd Feb 2008 the old ponsonby post office/belgian beer bar
1 to 4pm free

with Whirimako Black

27th Jan 2008 kaikohe college
5pm

With Whirimako Black

27th Jan 2008 People in parks tba
afternoon

Nga Puhi festival (with Whirimako Black)

26th Jan 2008 kaikohe college
5pm free

nigel Gavin solo

20th Jan 2008 the old ponsonby post office belgian beer bar auckland
1 to 4pm free

nigel Gavin solo

6th Jan 2008 - jan 20 the old ponsonby post office belgian beer bar auckland
1 to 4pm free

nigel Gavin solo

30th Dec 2007 old ponsonby post office belgian beer bar
1 to 4pm free

nigel Gavin solo

2nd Dec 2007 old ponsonby post office/ belgian beer bar
1 to 4pm free

with Wayne Gillespie

1st Dec 2007 cafe121, ponsonsby rd.
7:30pm

with the Jews brothers

30th Nov 2007 Clarance St Theatre, hamilton
tbc
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Bravura Ecstacy CD launch

28th Nov 2007 cafe 121 ponsonby rd
8:00pm free
The group will play items from the new cd as well as some old chestnuts!

vitamin S pool night

19th Nov 2007 the wine cellar
8:30pm
http://www.vitamin-s.co.nz/current_draw.php

nigel Gavin solo

18th Nov 2007 the old ponsonby post office belgian beer bar
1 to 4pm free

bravura tour of NZ

11th Nov 2007 Kaitaia

The Tauranga Arts Festival

27th Oct 2007 Baycourt theatre
tba tba
Dylan night featuring Kokomo

with the Nairobi Trio

22nd Oct 2007 the Tauranga arts festival
3pm

with Mahinarangi Tocker

11th Oct 2007 Galatos theatre
tba
fund raiser. Many special guests.

California workshop with Nigel Gavin

18th Aug 2007 guitar festival Healdsburg, california
10:30 - 12
The wokshop is entitled "getting familiar with moving basslines".
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Nigel at the healdsburg guitar festival

17th Aug 2007 healdsburg, california
tba
the biggest guitar fest on the west coast