3.Friday Jazz Series - Kingsley Spargo - 16th April
Join us on Friday the 16th of April for a magical night of Jazz and Tapas.
Ticket price includes -
3 live sets performed by local act Kingsley Spargo
3 waves of Casita's famous tapas
A fabulous night of fun and fantastic food!
Performance begins at 6pm
Kingsley Spargo is renowned for leaving audiences mesmerised with music that pulls at the heart. His experience as a jazz musician enables him to transcend genres in ways few musicians can. The soulful trumpeter has wowed audiences alongside luminaries such as Don McGlashan, Tim Finn, Violent Femmes, SJD, and more recently with the inimitable Witi Ihimaera. But the multi-instrumentalist is also known for working across theatre and free improvised music in his collaborations with poet Courtney Sina Meredith, dance company Black Grace (Guerilla Collection), composer Eve de Castro Robinson, and his performances can even be heard on the Dalai Lama’s album Inner World.
RNZ reviewer William Dart describes his 2019 album Chasing Spirits as ‘a bit like a trip to an all-star cocktail lounge’. Recent compositions include narratives around yearning and the geometry of life, and these beautifully crafted songs draw on his life in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad.
In live performance, Spargo teams up with Waihekean Chris Orange, whose pedigree spans the golden era of ‘70’s Auckland punk (Terrorways, The Features) to free jazz in Japan, and here his bass and vocals add to Spargo’s arsenal of instruments. These troubadours will take you on a journey across the diaspora of jazz and beyond.