Three members of the Sue Pugmire Jazz Combo perform a blend of jazz for a lunchtime audience at the Village Cafe.
Sue Pugmire (vocals) grew up singing and playing music at an early age. She first got into jazz in the 1990’s with Whanganui Jazz guitarist Nigel Brooke. Sue has performed in Oslo, Paris, USA and London and has been a music teacher and lecturer in music at Palmerston North College of Education.
Stephanie McKenzie (alto & soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet) has played in numerous groups from pub bands, jazz trios, quartets, big band jazz, classical music, cross-over jazz/classical, theatre shows, recitals and toured the west coast of the USA playing with Dunedin City Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded as an instrumentalist for CDs and radio.
Jason Wilcox (bass, guitar) is an American born jazz guitarist with his roots in New Orleans and Mississippi. He has been playing jazz guitar most of his life and has a long history of performance under his belt, including leading his own jazz band The Jason Wilcox Trio.