Basin City Big Band


The Basin City Big Band is a 18 piece jazz band playing hits from the 40’s and 50’s (Glen Miller, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald ) to recent times (Michael Buble, Robbie Williams – Swing When You’re Winning, and even Tom Jones).

The big band, which was formerly known as the Wards Music Big Band, has been doing gigs around Whangarei and Northland for the last 20 years.

This weekend they are featuring two great vocalists, Chris Townshend and Cat Green, who recently finished performing in a sell-out run of Mamma Mia in Whangarei. They cover a wide range of vocal styles including some spectacular duets.

Musical director Derek Hopper says the band is available to play at community and corporate events but also you can see them at up-coming events such as the Northern Jazz Society Club Day 5th November and a jazz ball at the Turner Centre in December.