New Music Collective

Christchurch's New Music Collective

Monday 13th July 2015 - 7:30pm - Live @ Orange Studios

This performance is a live recording in front of a friendly audience - you!

Orange Studios
3/1063 Ferry Rd
Ferrymead Christchurch

General Admission $20
Concession $10
Tickets available through

Coffee available.
BYOB welcome.

The Ghost Chorus [WGTN] – Jazz Quintet

The Ghost Chorus, a Wellington quintet, bring their fresh musical perspectives to the South Island for the first time. Drawing on elements of the unknown, they present an experience of high energy and wild discovery, interspersed with moments of raw vulnerability.

The well-traveled drums/bass team of Hikurangi Schaverien Kaa and Christchurch’s own Umar Zakaria co-lead this ensemble, representing the best of Wellington’s creative music scene in all of its forms. Saxophonist Bryn van Vliet lends his powerful voice to a repertoire of original melodies penned by members of the group. He also is known for his work with Tunes of I and the Wellington Jazz Orchestra. Up-and-comer Calum Dundas from the New Zealand School of Music brings his strong sense of musical honesty to the table, joined by the gifted young pianist Leonardo Coghini who is fresh out of high school.

Tuesday 9th June 2015 - 8pm @ Orange Studios

Doors open 7.30pm
Show & live recording starts 8pm

*SOLD OUT* Presales $20 GA $15 Student
*SOLD OUT* Door Sales $25 GA $15 Student

Capacity at the venue has now reached the brink! Luckily Orange Studio will be offering limited seats in their isolated recording booths (with headphone audio) for a lucky few! If you’ve just missed out on a ticket but still want to come along, consider one of these tickets for $15 each.

Orange Studios
3/1063 Ferry Rd
Ferrymead Christchurch

BYO and limited drinks available.

NMC presents: Reuben Bradley Trio featuring Taylor Eigsti (NYC) Cthulhu Rising Album Launch


The New Music Collective and Orange Studio proudly present The Reuben Bradley Trio (Wellington/NYC/Sydney).
Dark and mystical, the nightmarish stories of famed horror author H. P. Lovecraft have been brought to life through Tui Award-winning drummer/composer Reuben Bradley’s latest jazz album Cthulhu Rising, released on tour this June.
First recorded in New York in 2013 and premiered at the 2014 Wellington Jazz Festival, Bradley presents his haunting compositions to an Australasian audience for the first time, accompanied by two-time Grammy-nominated musician Taylor Eigsti (US) and first-class bassist Brett-Hirst (NZ/Aus).

Inspired by the rhythm and tone of Lovecraft’s Cthulhu series, Cthuhlu Rising is distinguished by rich melodies punctuated with striking angles, through a performance that uses a mix of electronics and improvisations to add an other-worldliness to the experience.

Augmenting Bradley’s dark, edgy beat, Taylor Eigsti’s lyrical swagger spotlights a pianist/composer of well-established ability. Having worked with such musical luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton and Esperanza Spalding, performed in venues as renowned as the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall, and penned a variety of orchestral and film compositions, Eigsti’s accomplishments are immense. Matched by the serious musicality of bass player Brett Hirst there is a confidence within the trio which allows for both consistency and experimentation.

The Cthulhu Rising album release tour is set to hit main centres of New Zealand as well as and Sydney, Australia, from 7-13 June this year. More information about the album and tour can be found at

To support the making of ‘Cthulhu Rising’ further, please visit Reuben’s funding campaign on Boosted to give what you can towards the production costs of such an epic piece of work.

Tickets and further info HERE.

July 31st 7:30PM @ Orange Studio

1063c Ferry Road
Doors open: 7:30PM
General Admission: $20 Concession: $10

Limited seating, so book your tickets online. Don’t miss out on seeing this incredible New York based drummer!

Mark Lockett Trio (NY) – Live @ Orange7:30PM

**New Music Collective Presents: Mark Lockett**

Tickets available from the Orange website:

Mark Lockett is a talented performer, composer and educator who has played with some of the finest jazz musicians on the Australasian scene today. He has recorded and toured extensively throughout Australia,
New Zealand, Japan, and Singapore with his own trio, quartet and quintet ensembles.

Mark has performed alongside Julien Wilson, Dave Rex, Paul Van Ross, Mark Fitzgibbon, Philip Rex, Alex Boneham, Mark Elton, Michelle Nicole (Australian Jazz Vocalist of the Year 2001, 2003 and 2004), Alison Wedding (2004 Bell Award winner), Tim Hopkins (1993 Australian Jazz Award winner), Roger Manins (2002 Australian Jazz award winner), Joe Chindamo and Jamie Oehlers (2003 Montreux Jazz festival saxophone competition winner) to name a few.

Mark’s latest release Sneaking Out After Midnight (2012, Rattle Records) includes a suite of original tunes. Recorded at Acoustic Recording in Brooklyn NY and features NY heavy weights Joel Frahm (Saxophone) and Orlando Le Fleming (Bass).“Mark Lockett shines in his new trio recording” – Mike Nock (March 2013). “This CD sounds
phenomenal. I Love it” – Ari Hoenig (June 2013).

Other releases by Mark include About Time (2004, Move Records), Mark Lockett, Paul Van Ross Live at Spleen (2005, New Market Records), and Now and Then (2009, Move Records).

Mark has studied with world-renowned international performers Joe Morello, Ari Hoenig, John Riley, Henry Cole, Jim Black, Graham Morgan, Andrew Gander, Felix Bloxsom, Ben Vanderwal and Roger Sellers.

Born in Wellington (New Zealand), Mark now resides in New York.

This concert will feature local Christchurch musicians Chris Wethey (Bass) and Rueben Derrick (Tenor Sax).

Coming up at NMC

August 4th 7:00PM @ Orange Studio

Dixon Nacey – Live @ Orange 7:00PM

**New Music Collective Presents: Dixon Nacey (AKL)**

Tickets available from the Orange website:

Dixon Nacey is a guitarist based in Auckland, New Zealand, whose 20 year music career has seen him perform with some of New Zealand’s top jazz & pop musicians as a backing artist and session player. His guitar can be heard on a variety of albums and he teaches jazz and regularly hosts guitar workshops throughout the country. Notable pop and jazz artists he has been fortunate enough to perform with include Nathan Haines, King Kapisi, Tama Waipara, Annie Crummer, Whirimako Black, Caitlin Smith, Roger Manins, Michel Benebig (New Caledonia) and Tim Hopkins.

He has recorded three jazz albums (2008, 2011 and 2013) with the ‘Samsom Nacey Haines Trio’, the first of which was a finalist in the 2009 Jazz Tui of The Year Award. He also leads his own jazz combos, manages and performs with ‘The Kingpins’ corporate band, plays a covers band circuit with ‘Black Salt’ and has recently been through USA, Canada, New Caledonia, Singapore, The Cook Islands and Thailand with his music.

Dixon currently teaches jazz theory, guitar and leads combos at Auckland University, Massey University and Excel School of Performing Arts. As a music teacher he has also built a large following through his YouTube channel ( which lead to the development and launch of what has become a very successful video tutorial based Jazz Guitar website;

New Music Collective (NMC) is a local body of Christchurch musicians that create and facilitate performance opportunities for original/creative/new music.

This happens with two bands performing every fortnight. NMC works in alongside other main centres and help host national and international touring acts with the aim of expanding the creative music community, creating opportunities and collaborations and providing inspiration.

Produced and edited by Sam Blakelock
Filmed by Harry Knight, David Chan and Sebastian Beyrer

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