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Doghouse Jazz Jam Session


(Pōneke / Wellington)

The Doghouse Jazz Jam Session is hosted by some of Pōneke’s rising jazz musicians, and is a chance to play and enjoy some jazz standards on our sunny waterfront.


Featuring NZSM graduates Phoebe Johnson (REVULVA), Ben Stewart (HUMMUCIDE), Luca Sturny and Lennox Grootjans (HUMMUCIDE) in the house band, who knows where the evening will take us.

Ben Stewart is a pianist & keyboard player based in Pōneke. While a strong part of his influence comes from the jazz tradition, he also plays with indie bands around town such as HUMMUCIDE, Sky Canvas and Len Blake.

Lennox Grootjans is a drummer who studied Music at Victoria University, and has been playing around Wellington in many different genres and groups since he moved down to study in 2016.

Phoebe Johnson has quickly become a regularly called up on electric and upright bass player since graduating Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s jazz school with honours in 2019. Playing with such groups as Violet Hirst & the Kind Hearted, Ol’ King Cole, The Wellington Shake-em-on-Downer’s, the Royal New Zealand Air Force band, and her own project Revulva, Phoebe has begun her career as a musician with fingers in several pies.

Luca Sturny is a modern jazz guitarist hailing from Auckland’s north shore. His influences include Mike Moreno and Lage Lund, and he is aiming to continue his study overseas in the coming months.

4pm, Sat 19 Feb | FREE
Fortune Favours Music Series Stage, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (behind Te Papa)