Rodger Fox Big Band

New Zealand’s premier big band featuring the capital's finest jazz talent. Lead by New Zealand jazz-big band legend RODGER FOX this band covers all bases. Sizzling ensemble playing, stunning soloists and the desire to give people a good time through music.

Rodger has also been awarded 5 Tui’s for best New Zealand jazz recording.

Members of the Rodger Fox Big Band have performed with some of the biggest names in jazz including Michael Brecker, Diane Schuur, Mike Stern,Eric Marienthal, Randy Crawford, John Fedchock, Bill Cunliffe, Steve Houghton, Chris Cain, Dick Oatts, Charlie Musselwhite, Jon Papenbrook, Alex Sipiagin, Bob Sheppard, Bruce Forman, Charley Davis, Denise Perrier, Alan Broadbent and Jim Pugh …….to name but a few.

This experience impacts on the band in a very positive way and it is hoped the band can further develop this link with national and international artists and become the jazz orchestra of choice for visiting jazz musicians.

A band of this nature can only be good for the Wellington and New Zealand music scene.

Rodger Fox Big Band Touring Personnel: Even though the big band is based in Wellington the players in the band have come to Wellington from all over New Zealand.

Rodger Fox – Leader / Trombonist Christchurch

Saxophones: Bryn van Vliet - Kerikeri, James Tait-Jamieson - Palmerston North, Oscar Laven - Tauranga, Andrew Donaldson - Wellington, Eilish Wilson - Nelson

Trumpets: Ben Hunt - Napier Mike Booth - Hamilton, James Guilford-Smith - Pukekohe, Chris Selley - England via/Wellington

Trombones: Chris Fox - Invercargill, Sean Tickle - Pukekohe, Damian Forlong - Tauranga, Kurt Gibson - Whanganui

Keyboards: Anita Schwabe - Auckland

Guitar Nick Granville - Wellington

Bass Rory Macartney - Tauranga

Drums Lauren Ellis – Tauranga

Vocals Erna Ferry – Germany/via Gore

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