Event Details

Ben Wilcock Quartet

Ben Wilcock Quartet

When: 7.30 pm01 August 2023

Where: Lake Wanaka Centre

Genre: Jazz

Duration: 90 minutes

The Programme 

Hailed as “bold and stylistically varied” (The Modernist, PBS FM), Ben Wilcock’s latest album The River Tethys includes a harmonious mix of contemporary takes on jazz standards and original melodies.    Audiences can expect to hear impressive improvisations and refreshing arrangements of classics such as 1930s show tune Star Eyes and Dizzy Gillespie’s Groovin’ High. Some of Aotearoa’s best known and most impressive jazz musicians, Wilcock’s outfit brings acoustic music which ebbs and flows, with up-tempo sections and melodic ballads.   

About the Quartet 

Accomplished pianist Ben Wilcock is joined by the talented Tristan Carter on violin, Dan Yeabsley on double bass, and award-winning drummer John Rae. When these renowned Wellington musicians come together as an ensemble, they deliver the most dynamic voice and melodic clarity with jewel like compositions, whilst staying true to their jazz roots.    Ben Wilcock, piano  Tristan Carter, violin  Daniel Yeabsley, bass  John Rae, percussion   

The Setlist will include 

Sol Draconi Septum  La Rosita  Grooving High  First Gate  Butterfly  T'ien Shan  Aenae  The Stinger  Chitchatuk  Secret Life of Music  Star Eyes 


Booking information

Booking information will be publicised closer to the concert date.