Event Details

The Rebirth of the Cool with Ralph Miller Nonet

The Rebirth of the Cool with Ralph Miller Nonet

When: 2.00 pm Saturday, September 3, 2022

Where: Lake Wanaka Centre

Duration: 90 minutes

Restrictions: No restrictions

Website: https://dunedinjazz.club/

Led by trumpeter Ralph Miller, a nine-piece ensemble of top jazz musicians from Dunedin and Christchurch present a concert that recreates the music and atmosphere of the original "Birth of the Cool" sessions recorded by Miles Davis and a host of legendary musicians of the Bebop era. Recorded from 1949-50, these compositions showcase the arranging talents of Gerry Mulligan and Gill Evans, who expanded the format of the small combo into a "Nonet" that originally included a French Horn and Tuba. Also featuring alto saxophonist Nick Cornish, baritone saxophonist Gwynn Reynolds and pianist Bill Martin, this newly formed "Nonet" will expand upon these original compositions and present a range of unique and original solos for the Wanaka audience.

Full Line-up

Ralph Miller (trumpet)

Nick Cornish (alto saxophone)

Gwynn Reynolds (baritone saxophone)

Mike Gaches (flugel horn)

Finn McKinlay (trombone)

Paul Claman (bass trombone)

Bill Martin (piano)

Andy Lynch (bass)

Kevin Finigan (drums)


Booking information

Bookings open closer to the concert.