The Rodger Fox Big Band 50th Anniversary!!


Rodger Fox and The Rodger Fox Big Band has had a long history of supporting the Tauranga Festival and are pleased to present a special concert as part of the festival’s 60th Year celebrations.

To celebrate Rodger Fox Big Band’s 50th Anniversary performance the band is going to perform material from their latest recordings: Reimagined! The Rodger Fox Big Band plays Sir Dave Dobbyn and The Rodger Fox Big Band plays Hone Tuwhare, along with material by two of the band’s favourite arrangers Matt Harris and Bill Cunliffe.

Be there – experience the cream of New Zealand’s jazz scene perform and pay tribute to the outstanding Dr Fox and his huge contribution to kiwi jazz.

Let the celebrations begin!

“Rodger Fox’s big sound makes for a wild ride. I’m glad Rodger had a ball with the tunes as a source to let fly freely.” Dave Dobbyn

“… seriously good, fun, hard, swinging and thoughtful reimagining of Dave Dobbyn’s music through the lens of a big band . . . with sassy session players off the leash.” Elsewhere

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Date: Thu 6 April
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison Theatre
90 min, no interval

$49 General Admission

$42 Concession & Early Bird

$40 Jazz Society Members