Soul Jazz Experience

23rd April 2019

Do you like straight ahead swinging, shuffling Blue Note era JAZZ? – Have you heard of Jimmy Smith, Captain Jack McDuff or Stanley Turrentine? Have you heard drummer Donald Bailey play the shuffle feel?

Well folks, we are not here to copy anyone, but Shuffle was born out of love! That's right! – Love of the music of the masters in the classic 50s and 60s Organ, Saxophone, Drums, Guitar Quartet.

We will present new material from our CD SHUFFLE which features Ron Samsom, Michel Benebig, Roger Manins and one of the USA's greatest Jazz guitarists ever, Mr Carl Lockett.

For this tour Mr Lockett cannot join us, but don't worry! We have one of the finest and greatest guitarists currently in NZ to join us, with very big FEET!!- Direct from CANADA, to play his first gigs in first gigs EVER on New Zealand soil, the amazing Mr Keith Price!

You gotta be happy with that!!  Come along and have a great time! 

Sometimes an album blows straight into your heart like a warm breeze off the summer ocean, ‘Shuffle’ is exactly that album. There is an easy-going familiarity to it and you instantly feel good as your body connects with the rhythms.
Shuffle achieves that rare feat of sounding both new and familiar. This is the sound that I grew to love many years ago, as practitioners like Jimmy Smith, Big John Patton, Gene Ammons, and Brother Jack McDuff fused Soul and Jazz into a rare amalgam.
To appreciate this music, you need no acclimatisation; no understanding of Jazz. To appreciate this music, you only need one prerequisite, a human heart. It’s ‘groove’, it is sensual and it’s my guilty pleasure......John Fenton

Michel BENEBIG (New Caledonia)

Soul-Jazz,Funk,Blues,Rock..Organist “ Hammond B3 organ 

Michel has toured all around the world over the last 25 years bringing his Hammond magic to the 4th Wall in 2016.  A master at his craft, Michel created a new association called ‘AMJ-BECA’ ( Association des Musiciens de Jazz & Blues pour les Echanges et la Création Artistique ), producing concerts, tours, ‘master-class’ etc… all around New Caledonia and
and is today recognized as one of the leading ‘Soul-Jazz’ organist around the world.  He’s one of the rare ‘French’ jazz organist to be listed in the official ‘Hammond Organ USA company’ 

Roger Manins

Jazz Saxophonist and Educator

Roger Manins is widely regarded one of the premier saxophonists in the Southern hemisphere. He performs regularly throughout New Zealand and Australia, and is featured on over 30 albums as a sideman, with six releases of his own. 

Roger is a senior lecturer at Auckland University, and is the creative director of  CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa. 


Drummer Composer and Researcher 

Ron’s unique approach to performing has made him highly regarded in the musical communities here and abroad. With many ongoing collaborations and projects such as the “Samsom Nacey Haines Trio”,“DOG” and “Neutrino Funk”, Ron has established a strong publishing relationship with Rattle records and shares a similar goal of producing a rich tapestry of improvised music


Guitarist, Composer, Educator, Producer

Keith Price is a Winnipeg-based guitarist and composer 
who studied at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and the University of Manitoba before completing undergraduate and graduate degrees in music at Brandon University where he studied with internationally recognized pianist and composer Michael Cain. Keith has performed at too any festivals to count and released six albums 


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