Michael Houstoun & Rodger Fox Big Band

Michael Houstoun and Rodger Fox

Two of New Zealand’s best-loved musicians – classical pianist Michael Houstoun and foremost jazz trombonist and big band leader Rodger Fox, bring their acclaimed concert series to Oamaru featuring special guest, supreme blues vocalist Erna Ferry.

Hear them perform brand new jazz adaptions of classic pieces by Gino Vannelli arranged by acclaimed composer Bill Cunliffe.

“Bill’s arrangements are pure pleasure. He is a jazz genius. He’s created something new with his arrangements without any betrayal of the original Vannelli inspiration”, says Houstoun.

That’s not all – The Big Band will present material from their New York studion recording of New Zealand original compositions and special guest vocalist Erna Ferry will perform a unique version of Peggy Lees “I Love Being Here With You”, a stellar version of George Gershwin’s “Summertime” and a big band version of The Rolling Stones “Honky Tonk Woman”.

You can purchase online or directly from the Opera House Ticket Office between 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.

The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval. Please call 03 433 0770 if you require wheelchair seating.


  • Friday, 22 October 2021 | 08:00 PM


Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru 9400  View Map

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