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The Nairobi Trio

Since their inception in 1989, Nairobi Trio have become New Zealand's favourite jazz band, touring regularly throughout the world, appearing at major festivals in New Zealand, the UK, Europe, Australia and Asia. Now in their 20th year together, Nairobi Trio are more passionate about their music than ever. They have released a total of eight albums together.

The Nairobi Trio can also provide entertainment for weddings, corporate functions and anywhere that music is required. From light, atmospheric jazz to rock and dance music, we cover the whole spectrum. Website www.nairobitrio.co.nz

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Andrew Dixon - Saxophones, Vocals

While he is a multi-talented musician who can turn his hand to any of a dozen instruments, it was Andrew's mastery of the saxophone that caught the ear of the Nairobi Trio. A former member of the Inner-City Jazz Workshop, Andrew is also an award winning sound engineer who recorded and co-produced two of the Nairobi Trio's CDs, Shelf Life and Live at the McDonald Winery.

Richard Adams - Violin, Vocals

Richard's enthusiasm for music extends to other artforms such as painting and acting. Musically he received critical acclaim with Neon Quaver and with his own Richard Adams Quartet had the opportunity to play with legendary flautist Paul Horn at the Wellington International Arts Festival.But it is as the focal point of the Nairobi Trio that Richard's performance truly excels.

John Quigley - Guitar, Vocals

Originally with the Bongos and Big Sideways, John won the New Zealand Music Award for best song and new group. He continues his passion for writing original acoustic music and songs with the Nairobi Trio. John manages the band and plays drums on some recordings.

Peter Koopman - Bass, Vocals

Peter's bass playing began in big bands and musical stage shows. Peter provided the original swing rhythm section for Wentworth-Brewster and Co. and he now provides the distinctive pulse driving the Nairobi Trio's unique sound.

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Collection Collection, the most recent CD from Nairobi Trio, released in August 2005, is a collection of tunes finely honed over the years to become the best-loved tunes of the Nairobi Trio repertoire. The addition of Steve Garden on drums adds a remarkable freshness to this mix of standards and originals that have created the group's reputation as the finest jazz group in New Zealand.

Tracks

  • Take Good Care of my Heart
  • Sacred Hill
  • Do Your Own
  • Firth of Forth
  • Blue Mamba
  • Is That So
  • My Favourite Things
  • Someone Like You

Safari Released in May 2004, is a collection of original tunes. The group explore a range of musical genres, taking you on a journey from the Scottish Highlands through the Caribbean to New Orleans and back to New Zealand. With the addition of Jason Orme on drums the group reaches new heights.

Tracks

  • Edge of a Dream
  • Deep Down
  • Evening Star
  • Isle of Dreams
  • The Blow
  • A Fisherman's Tale
  • The Royal Mile
  • Fish Soup
  • Thredbo, Thredbo
  • Motuarohia

 

Absolutely Live in Norway
Absolutely! - what more is there to say? The new album from Nairobi Trio swings and sparkles like never before. The excitement of the Oslo Jazz Festival and 'SildaJazz' in Norway has been beautifully captured in this selection of Nairobi Trio's best performances.

Tracks

  • Intro
  • Puketapu
  • Black Orpheus
  • Firth of Forth
  • Portugal
  • Smile
  • Blue Mamba
  • It don't mean a thing
  • Shelf Life

Standards "Standards" was recorded in May 2000.

It is an album of jazz standards performed in the distinctive Nairobi Trio style, classy playing, four-part vocal harmonies, and plenty of good humour.

"Standards" was captured on digital tape at John's house in Auckland, New Zealand in a single recording session. The short time taken gives the album a relaxed, live feel that audiences worldwide have come to enjoy from the group's live concerts.

Tracks

  • Jeepers Creepers
  • Last Night on the Back Porch
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beginning to See the Light
  • Sweet Sue
  • Georgia on My Mind
  • Them There Eyes
  • Exactly Like You
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • My Favourite Things
  • Glow Worm
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Minor Swing

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For Information and bookings contact:

Andrew Dixon
(09) 411 9962
021 525 575
andrew@saxman.co.nz