Anna Whitaker instores and Big Band Festival performance
Take Michael Buble, Diana Krall and Norah Jones: mix them together and you have an idea of what to expect with New Zealander Anna Whitaker.
A singer/pianist/arranger/amateur tap dancer/self professed master of awkward humour, Whitaker is above all an entertainer.
A musician through and through, she has a Bachelor of Music with a major in jazz piano performance, and is a seasoned performer in national festivals to crowds of over 100,000 people.
Anna Whitaker presents her first studio big band album with big band versions of pop tunes, neo arrangements of classic swing tunes, and original songs. The album has been recorded live in the studio with a 25 piece jazz orchestra made up of some of the finest players from around New Zealand.
Anna now presents her first full big band studio album in partnership with Orange Studio, with a big band and string section made up from some of the best players from around the country. The album is a melting pot of good old fashioned swing favourites, original toe tapping material, and some unexpected arrangements from the new generation of pop standards. This album will be featured in a live big band performance as part of the
Christchurch International Big Band Festival.
In store appearances:
Anna Whitaker duo - Marbecks Riccarton Mall Friday 19th from Noon
Anna Whitaker duo - Marbecks Merivale Mall Friday 19th from 1pm
Anna Whitaker and her group - Penny Lane records 104 Riccarton Rd Saturday 20th from 2pm
For details of the Christchurch Big Band Festival: www.bigbandfest.org.nz
Anna’s festival appearance is: Monday October 22nd 7.30pm – Anna Whitaker and jazz orchestra concert $15 or $30
Tickets now available at all three Pennylane stores Eastgate mall, 430 Colombo St Sydenham and 104 Riccarton rd