The Leigh Jackson Trio featuring Jacqui Nyman, bass and Luther Hunt, drums. Leigh Jackson presents a night of jazz guitar standards made famous by Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessell, Johnny Smith, Charlie Byrd, Pat Metheny and Kenny Burrell. Featuring compositions by Jerome Kern, Jobim, Paul Simon, Bud Powell, Bill Evans and many more. Leigh will be playing his vintage Gibson L-5and Conde Hermanos acoustic guitar during the evening. Accompanied by two top players in the Wellington jazz scene namely Jacqui Nyman on acoustic bass and Luther Hunt on the traps. Jacqui is both an accomplished guitarist and bass player who achieves the classic acoustic jazz bass sound. She is very active in the Wellington music scene playing a large variety of styles with many top acts. She is a fantastic accompanist but also a great bass soloist which will be featured during the performance. She brings to the table a respect for the tradition but with a modern sparkle. On the other hand Luther combines a fantastic sense of swing and dynamic sensitivity punctuated by a strong sense of interaction with the other two players. His professional career involves a large variety of genres as he is adept at rock and pop as he is at jazz. He encompasses the jazz and Latin traditions and blends them perfectly with more modern styles to create a unique approach. His tasty brush work and stick control combined with his keen ear makes him the perfect accompanist.
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