Dr Rodger Fox
Dr Rodger Fox has an extensive portfolio of recordings (including New Zealand Music Award winners), performances and tours with international artists with high international profiles. Recent highlights include:
USA tour with Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra and the recording of CD at the famed Capitol Studios - Release forthcoming (2012).
Steve Smith NZ tour with Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra (2012).
Manawatu Jazz Festival with Bob Mintzer and the Wellington Jazz Orchestra (2012).
Kurt Elling NZ tour with Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra (2012).
Patti Austin NZ tour with Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra (2012).
NZ Brass Festival with Rex Richardson and the Wellington Jazz Orchestra.
Artistic Director of Manawatu Jazz Festival from 2000 onwards and Artistic Director of Queen’s Birthday Jazz Festival Wellington 2006 onwards.
Dr David Lisik
Dr David Lisik’s creative output of original music composition includes works and recordings for contemporary-classical and electroacoustic ensembles, jazz orchestra and small jazz groups, and often involves semi-programmatic work inspired by literature, scientific theory and historical events, integrating traditional composition with both classical and jazz improvisers and electronic elements. He has assembled several performance and recording ensembles for his work, comprised of internationally-recognized performers, primarily from the New York City jazz and New Zealand orchestral communities, including the Wellington-based Didactic Glass New Music Ensemble and the Pawn Farm Jazz Quartet.
Coming Through Slaughter – The Bolden Legend, Origin of Species, and Metropolis,
This trilogy of original jazz orchestra recordings features some of the top recording artists in jazz: Alex Sipiagin, Tim Hagans, Dick Oatts, Donny McCaslin, Bob Sheppard, Luis Bonilla, John Fedchock, Tanya Darby, Joey Tartell, Corey Christiansen, and Matt Wilson.
Donated By Cantor Fitzgerald – a threnody
A 60-minute electroacoustic composition, which received its broadcast premiere on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during a commemorative show hosted by classical music broadcaster Marvin Rosen. All compositions were written specifically to commemorate 9/11 and the composers selected included prominent artists including John Adams, Margaret Brouwer, Charles Camilleri, Gloria Coates, Stefania De Kenessy, David Del Tredici, Nickitas Demos, Bechara El-Khoury, Adolphus Hailstork, Stephen Hartke, and Joan Tower.
Walkabout – A Place for Visions
In 2011, Australia’s premiere jazz orchestra, the Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra commissioned, premiered and recorded Dave’s eight-movement suite, Walkabout – A Place for Visions. Inspired by the novel, The Children by James Vance Marshall and the subsequent film, Walkabout by Nicolas Roeg, the suite features international guest artsists Alex Sipiagin and Bob Sheppard as principal soloists.
Lance PhilipLance Philip's research focuses on drums and percussion in both live performance and recording contexts.