Outstanding Keyboardist Daniel Hayles Brings Quartet to Wanganui Jazz Club



Daniel Hayles will bring a quartet to the monthly Jazz Club reunion on Sunday August 1st. Photo / Supplied

Keyboard sensation Daniel Hayles returns to the Wanganui Jazz Club monthly reunion at St Johns Club on Sunday August 1st.

Daniel received classical training (Performers’ Certificate, Trinity College London) in his hometown of New Plymouth.

He is trained in jazz, having completed a postgraduate degree in jazz piano from the New Zealand School of Music, and enjoys performing in a range of styles. He spent time playing the piano on cruise ships around New York City, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and found his place as an active musician among the wealth of talents at Wellington Cultural Center.

The last time Daniel played for us he brought his Golden Nugget Pawn Shop Band, with a repertoire heavily influenced by Dixieland. We’ll hear something quite different from him this time around, such is the versatility of so many young musicians on Wellington’s jazz scene today.

We invited him last December to set a date, and he replied:

“I’m not really doing the New Orleans thing right now but I have a great organ trio (JB3) that we’re going to develop into a quartet. We play jazz and boogaloo, funk stuff. , originals and standards is fantastic… as we watch JB3 plus Eilish Wilson – who is myself on organ, Jake Baxendale on reeds, Shaun Anderson on drums with guest Eilish on saxophone. a bunch of different stuff. “

They are really exciting young musicians, and we can expect to hear some of Wellington’s latest grooves.

• St Johns Club, 158 Glasgow St, Sunday August 1st. Music from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Meals served from 5.30 p.m.


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