Friday 5 Feb, 7:30pm
Coronation Hall Bannockburn – Adults $30, Seniors $25, Students $5
Inspired by the 1930’s ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’ (made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Gapellim), Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall promise a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heart-warming ballads, and other well-known classics.
Violinist and composer Fiona Pears, has performed and recorded internationally over the past 15 years. She has appeared everywhere from Birmingham symphony hall and the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in London through to Joe’s pub in New York and the very loved Donovan’s store in Okarito.
Fiona has also been a soloist with the Liverpool Philharmonic, Christchurch Symphony and Trust Waikato Symphony orchestras.
Her fiery mix of Tango and Gypsy Jazz alongside soulful ballads will keep any audience on the edge of their seats.
Guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall grew up in Akaroa. As a teenager he found a passion for improvisation and over the past 10 years has been performing in a myriad of settings.
An extraordinary master of the Gypsy Jazz style played by legends such as Django Reinhardt and Biréli Lagrène. Connor has made himself a name as one of the top guitarists in the country performing this style of music.