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South Coast Jazz Collective -


South Coast Jazz Collective features a collection of Wellington's very best professional jazz musicians performing alongside legendary jazz drummer Reuben Bradley. Reuben has performed with artists such as: Mike Nock (Aus), Bernie McGann (Aus), James Muller (Aus), Matt Penman (US), Kristin Berardi (Aus), Brenda Earle (Canada), James Morrison (Aus), Roger Manins, Charmaine Ford, Jonathan Crayford and Dixon Nacey. His session styles have in turn led to work with: Julia Deans, Don McGlashan, Mickey Dolenz (the Monkees) The Coasters, The Drifters, NZSO, CSO & Wellington Vector Orchestra.

Formal education at Massey University (NZSM) culminated in his B.Mus (Jazz Performance 1999) led in turn to further individual study with rhythmic masters Scott Tinkler (Aus) and Master Jazz Drummer Barry Altschul in NYC. Reuben was awarded with the greatly coveted position on the City College Masters course (New York), and decided in turn to focus on developing his performance abilities and compositional creativity.

Having performed in every major Jazz Festival in New Zealand including; The Nelson Jazz Festival with The Velox Brothers, Otis, and the Nat King Cole Project, Wellington International Jazz Festival with Roger Manins and Tauranga Jazz Festival with Charmaine Ford, Reuben has also performed at major Australian festivals such as Wangaratta & the Melbourne women in Jazz Festival. In 2014 Reuben recorded is 3rd album in New York with a hand picked collection of some of the worlds finest jazz musicians. The album is due for release mid 2014.

Jazz Albums:
Reuben Bradley: Mantis: The music of Drew Menzies 2012 (Rattle Records NZ)
Reuben Bradley: Resonator 2010 (Rattle Records NZ) TUI AWARD BEST JAZZ NZ JAZZ ALBUM 2010/2011
Roger Manins: Trio 2010 (Rattle Records NZ)
Itís a Wrap 2: OTIS (Salvation Army NZ)
Tessa Quayle: Whisper Not 2010 (runner up Jazz Album of the Year 2010)
The Velox Brothers: The Dogsville Swing Sessions 2008 (Moo Music)
Charmaine Ford: Busy Silence 2007 (Ford Motion Records NZ) TUI AWARD JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2007
Vibrant Tongues: The Shadow Out of Time 2007 (ODE NZ)
Kevin Clark: Zahara (KCM) 2007 (Runner up Jazz Album of the Year 2007)
Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole 2008
Norman Meehan: Modigliani 2007 (ODE NZ)
Johnny Lippiett (UK): Live at the Lido 2002
Vaughn Roberts Big Band: Live at the Jazz Club 2004
David Paquette/Wil Sargisson: The Waiheke Sessions 2001 (Finger Breaker Music)

A sound system is provided by this artist that can support an audience of up to 50 people. DGM can provide a larger sound system to support your event if required.

A basic lighting system is provided by this artist. DGM can provide larger lighting systems to suit your requirements.

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I was really happy with the quality and professionalism of The South Coast Jazz collective...really added to the occasion and made it a night to remember for our guests.

James King

Event Director - Sport Wellington



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