Jazz at the Realm
First Wednesday of every month
Jazz history at the Realm
Pleasure Point is a Wellington collective of musicians. Led by Greg Crayford, it’s a powerful and exciting group that plays a wide variety of jazz styles.
“Jazz started happening regularly on Wednesday nights at The Realm in Hataitai in August 2007 and is still running today. In the early days the gig was a trio with Greg Crayford on drums and me on piano. Greg was the leader – he’d secured the gig, made the phone calls and paid for the beer – and he sensibly rotated performers, keeping audiences engaged. This meant the band – ‘Pleasure Point’ – became a loose collective involving quite a range of jazz musicians from around Wellington, and a few from out of town as well.
It’s a cool room to play in – there’s a fire burning in the winter and the kitchen takes good care of the musicians. Audiences are really positive, and it’s become one of those gigs that has just kept on going. The list of musicians who’ve played there is pretty impressive – some of Wellington’s finest.”
Norman Meehan, composer/pianist.
Great ambience, good company, delicious food and stellar music. What more could a jazz fan want?
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