Jazz Stalwarts Tune in for 2014 Tui

December 4th 2013
Off the back of his Tui for Best Jazz Album earlier this year, Nathan Haines is again up for Best Jazz Album of the Year 2014.

Off the back of his Tui for Best Jazz Album earlier this year, Nathan Haines is again up for Best Jazz Album of the Year 2014.

Haines is joined as a finalist by two other stalwarts of jazz; Phil Broadhurst - head of Jazz Studies at the New Zealand School of Music - and 2011 Jazz Album of the Year winner, Reuben Bradley.

Haines' ‘Vermillion Skies' was released in March 2013 and is his 10th solo album. It builds on the classic sound of his previous record ‘The Poet's Embrace' for which Haines won the Jazz album Tui for 2013.

Broadhurst, who was a finalist for Best Jazz Album in 2012 and has won three Tuis in his career, is in the running for his album ‘Flaubert's Dance'. In 2001, he was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to jazz.

Bradley is a finalist for his tribute album ‘Mantis: The Music of Drew Menzies' - a programme of compositions by the late Drew Menzies. Profits from the album go to the Drew Menzies Memorial Scholarship to enable talented young bass players to receive intensive tuition from New Zealand Symphony Orchestra members.

The winner of the coveted Tui is being announced as part of the National Jazz Festival in Tauranga at the award ceremony and concert on Friday 18 April.

The festival is hosted over Easter weekend and is the longest running Jazz Festival in the southern hemisphere and one of the oldest in the world. It acts as a showcase of both local and international jazz talent.

The award is for Jazz albums released in the 12 months prior to October 2013.

Tickets for the National Jazz Festival go on sale February 1, 2014 and can be purchased here

Last year's winner of the Jazz Album of the year was Nathan Haines for ‘The Poet's Embrace.

 

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