8:00PM Saturday, 30 May, 2020 NZST  at  Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North
The Jazz Gala

MICHAEL HOUSTOUN - New Zealand icon CHRISTIAN HOWES - Jazz Violinist from the USA ERNA FERRY - Acclaimed Jazz and Blues vocalist In concert with THE RODGER FOX BIG BAND

Michael Houstoun, one of New Zealand's internationally recognized premier pianists. He performs recitals, concertos and chamber music all over the country year in, year out. He has built a very large repertoire spanning from J S Bach to the present day. Included are many compositions by NZ composers and quite a few commissions. Five of his albums have won Classical Record of the Year awards. Michael has honorary degrees from Massey and Victoria Universities, is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit and a Laureate of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand. He is Advocate of Chamber Music New Zealand, and Patron of The NZ Institute of Registered Music Teachers, the NZ Music Examinations Board, the Kerikeri International Piano Competition and the Nelson School of Music.

Christian Howes Violinist, educator and composer, was voted #1 in the Downbeat Critics Poll ("Rising Stars/Violin"), named among the top three jazz violinists in the Jazz Times critics poll, and nominated for Violinist of the Year by the Jazz Journalist Association. His release, "American Spirit" was named among the Best Jazz Albums of 2015? by the Huffington Post. Howes is the founder of "Creative Strings", a non-profit organization with a mission to expand music education through the creation of online curriculum, an annual summer conference, and dozens of visits to schools annually teaching improvisation, contemporary styles, and related subjects.

Erna Ferry is a paramount Jazz and Blues singer, and comes with stellar experience in many styles of musical performance. She regularly tours internationally with The Rodger Fox Wellington Jazz Orchestra.


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Service Fee at the Regent $2.50 per ticket.
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Reserved Seating
JazzClub - Jazz Club Members ID
Student - With current ID

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to safety and restricted viewing, children under 10 years are not permitted in the first row of the dress circle (Rows A upstairs).

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Ticket Pricing (NZD)
  • Reserved Seating
  • Adult
  • JazzClub
  • Student
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