UC Library are proud to present two special lunchtime music performances inside the Education Library to celebrate NZ Music Month.
On Tuesday 16 May we are hosting jazz pianist extraordinaire, Darren Pickering.
Darren has taught in schools in London and Cairo as well as performed internationally at jazz festivals in Cyprus and Lebanon. He is a regular performer at jazz festivals throughout NZ, including the upcoming New Zealand Jazz Festival this May where he will play with Oval Office, the Symposium Big Band and in a duo setting with vocalist Kate Taylor.
Darren’s keyboard, piano playing and compositions also feature on numerous studio albums across many genres – the latest albums he plays on include the recent releases by both Shapeshifter and Pacific Heights. We are incredibly lucky to have Darren playing solo piano live in the library ahead of his NZ Jazz Festival performances.
On Monday 22nd May we are hosting singer/songwriter, composer and musician, the multi-talented and very lovely Alice Tanner.
Alice is a professional singer performing around NZ. She performs in many groups, including cover bands, jazz bands, duos, original bands and also solo.
Alice studied at CPIT Jazz School and has a Bachelor of Musical Arts majoring in Jazz Vocals. A classical background in both cello and piano means she is a well-rounded musician with a breadth of knowledge in different styles and genres. Alice will be performing a mixture of covers, originals and jazz standards for her performance in the library.
Both performances are free, so bring your lunch and come along for some live music in the library, this NZ Music Month.
Darren Pickering: Tuesday 16 May, 12.15pm – 12.55pm.
Alice Tanner: Monday 22nd May, 12.15pm – 12.55pm.
Te Puna Ako – Education Library, Dovedale.