Each year Jazz in Martinborough combines with the New Zealand School of Music to bring together a group of aspiring and inspiring young jazz musicians. This year’s version, In2ition, are a fresh, new sextet of developing jazz musicians who will present a program consisting of jazz standards both old and new with a highly dynamic approach that will keep you listening from the first note to the last. From golden vocal classics to upbeat funky contemporary this group has it all.
Nicholas Baucke- Maunsell (Saxophone) – Nicholas is currently studying at the New Zealand school of music, he has been lucky to play in the nz youth jazz orchestra alongside guests artist such as Alex Sipiagin and Tom Leur.
Jack Harre (Trumpet) – Recently finished playing lead trumpet in the NZ army band , Jack Harre is a Christchurch based musician who is currently studying at the new Zealand school of music. Alongside studying jack is one of the most sort after lead trumpet players in New Zealand. Playing both in the nz air force and the Rodger fox big band along with many other groups around wellington.
Sam MacKenzie (Drummer) – Sam MacKenzie is a 19 year old drummer currently living in Wellington, New Zealand. He has been playing since the age of 6 and is currently completing his BMUSC in Jazz Performance at the New Zealand School Of Music. Sam has already been fortunate to play and work with many artists and bands including Mitch James, Rodger Fox, Strangely Arousing, Dick Oatts, Luis Bonilla, Alex Sipiagin, Dewayne Pate, Michael Barker (Swamp Thing) and more!
Leonardo Coghini (Piano) – Leo is currently studying at the New Zealand school of music and has been turning eyes since he started playing the piano. Leonardo currently plays with the NZ Air force band and is also a popular local musician in wellington playing in many various bands.
Phoebe Johnson (Bass/Vocals) – Phoebe is a 21 year old bassist awho is walking her way into Wellington’s vibrant jazz scene. In her honours year of jazz performance at Te Toki New Zealand School of Music she has been fortunate enough to work with such artists as Shelly Berg, Alex Sipiagan, Dwayne Pate, and New Zealand’s All Girl Big Band.