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US bass virtuoso David Friesen (http://www.davidfriesen.net/) is a true jazz legend and has been heralded as one of the most prolific and influential jazz bassists of the past four decades.

Stonehurst have had a busy past few months with a South Island tour supporting Devilskin, and recording new material at Neil Finns studio with international music producer Steve James. Expect big things to come from this hard working hard rock outfit. Here is their first single “Can’t Get Away” from the bands new forthcoming record.


Coming up this month at CPIT, an informative seminar on funding opportunities for jazz musicians presented by Creative NZ.  

Christchurch-based musician Katie Thompson from Quirky Music has recently been in Vienna collaborating with five other artists from around the world to create a Global Rockstar United single. Katie represented Oceania and working with top musicians from Asia, America, Europe and Africa she co-wrote the track “To The Moon”. Check the link to hear the single and find out more about the Global Rockstar programme.


Another big round of music funding this month from NZ On Air for the Making Tracks programme. Over 135 artists applied with 24 successful projects funded. Among the recipients were: Annah Mac, Beastwars, Chambres, Dave Dobbyn, Don McGlashan, Ekko Park, Electric Wire Hustle, Glass Vaults, J Jonathon Bree, Joseph & Maia, Lisa Crawley, Mana Lion, Marley Sola, MEDZ, P.H.F, Sammy J, Sam Verlinden, Sons Of Zion, Tamagotchii, The Beths, Two Cartoons, Will Slugger, Yoko-Zuna & Delaney Davidson.

The nominees for the first three New Zealand Music Awards were announced today, recognising the best work of those who engineer, produce, and design the covers for local albums.

The finalists in the best producer category are Sean Donnelly for his own album Saint John Divine, Joel Little for his work on Evergreen by Broods, and Clint Murphy for his work on We Rise by Devilskin.