Three of New Zealand’s most creative jazz musicians
John Bell is one of Australasia’s leading vibes players. He has performed everywhere from Berlin's Bb Club to Fukuoka's New Combo jazz club. He was also leader of the critically-acclaimed bands Spoilers of Utopia and NZDCCB. John has played with many jazz luminaries in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and Europe including Steve Lacy, Han Bennink, Alfred Harth and Sun Bae Choi.
Chris O’Connor and Tom Callwood have worked together as a rhythm section for the past 20 years, starting off in the Ecstasy Trio with Jeff Henderson and currently performing together as the driving force behind the Phoenix Foundation.