New York-based pianist and singer-songwriter, Dan Bolton.
New York based pianist and singer-songwriter Dan Bolton will play at Leigh Sawmill Café with his quartet on August 21.
Dan describes his sound as 21st century standards, incorporating elements of jazz, pop and Latin American. The music is reminiscent of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin with a modern twist.
It will be Dan’s first appearance in Mahurangi, although the rest of the band are from NZ. The sax player is Kiwi jazz icon, Roger Manins, and the bass player is Johnny Lawrence, from Electric Slide Hustle. Kiwi drummer Mark Lockett is also based in New York City. Originally from Cairns, Australia, Dan says the move to New York in 2012 has had a positive influence.
“The show will feature a lot of storytelling, in particular about my life in New York,” he says. “Performing and recording with the calibre of musicians in New York has been inspiring, and made me raise my level.”
Tickets $15 from undertheradar.co.nz or $20 on the door.