14 February 2018 - Hayden Chisholm (Germany/NZ) @ The Thirsty Dog

14 February 2018 - Hayden Chisholm (Germany/NZ) @ The Thirsty Dog
14 February 2018 - Hayden Chisholm (Germany/NZ) @ The Thirsty Dog
The Thirsty Dog
469 Karangahape Rd
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$20 Door charge
$15 CJC members
$10 Students (standing)
$5 CJC Student Members (standing)


Hayden Chisholm - alto saxophone
Norman Meehan - piano
Paul Dyne - bass
Julien Dyne - drums

New Zealand born saxophonist Hayden Chisholm is one of finest jazz musicians to have emerged in this country. A native of Taranaki, Hayden has lived in Germany since the early 1990s where he has established himself as an instrumentalist and composer at the forefront of jazz in Europe.

‘Saxophonist Hayden Chisholm … the clearest, purist sound of any saxophonist out there today, rivalling"perhaps surpassing"that of one of Duke Ellington’s main alto men, Johnny Hodges…’ All About Jazz

When in New Zealand, Hayden performs original music with bassist Paul Dyne and pianist Norman Meehan. In 2018 they are touring their new album Unwind (Rattle Records). For their Auckland show they are joined by drummer Julian Dyne.

Hayden Chisholm

Hayden Chisholm is a New Zealand saxophonist and composer. After studying in Cologne with a DAAD scholarship he continued his music studies in Japan in India. In 1995 he developed a new microtonal system he termed "split scales" for saxophone which he revealed on his debut solo CD "Circe". Since then his compositions have been recorded by BBC and WDR radios and he has toured and recorded extensively worldwide. He has created music for several Rebecca Horn installations as well as composing scores for her films. In 2008 he was assistant director in the Salzburger Festspiele. He has taught at Universities throughout the world and gives yearly master classes in Greece. He curates the annual Plushmusic festival in Cologne and Bremen. In 2013 he released the 13 Box Set "13 Views of the Heart's Cargo" and received the German SWR Jazz Prize. In 2015 he was "Improvisor in Residence" in Moers and opened the Moers Jazz Festival. In 2016 he released his second 13CD box "Cusp of Oblivion" on the Moontower Foundation Edition and directed his first short film "Sisyphus Runs".

Paul Dyne

Paul Dyne is a foundational member of the New Zealand jazz community and his work as a jazz bassist is almost unparalleled in New Zealand. As the first call bassist for visiting international artists, he has toured New Zealand with many of the luminaries of the US jazz scene, and has played with artists including Lee Konitz, Sonny Stitt, Blossom Dearie, Steve Lacy, Andrew Hill, Mike Nock, Bruce Foreman and Scott Hamilton among many others.

For many years Paul taught for the jazz school in Wellington (1989-2015) and for more than a decade served as programme leader. He has played on hundreds of sessions, performed thousands of concerts, and trained several generations of New Zealand jazz musicians. His recordings as leader include Shelter of the Ti Tree (ODE) and whichwas nominated for Best Album in the New Zealand Jazz Awards; Hikoi (with Richard Nunns, Rattle) and In Our Own Sweet Way (with Jonathan Crayford and Roger Sellers; Rattle IA)

Norman Meehan

Norman Meehan is a New Zealand composer and performer. A well-established and active jazz pianist, Norman has performed original music at festivals and in concerts throughout the country and in Europe. His album Modigliani (Ode) was nominated for Best Album in the New Zealand Jazz Awards in 2008.

Since 2008 Norman’s primary musical focus has been setting poetic text as song. This work has seen him complete six albums, the most recent being Small Holes in the Silence (Rattle Records, 2015) which includes settings of New Zealand poets including Bill Manhire, James K. Baxter and Hone Tuwhare, and Tell Me My Name, (VUP, 2017) with texts by Bill Manhire. For these projects Norman performs on piano with Wellington-based vocalist Hannah Griffin. Norman is the author of the books: Time Will Tell: Conversations with Paul Bley (Berkeley Hills Books, 2003); Serious Fun: The life and music of Mike Nock (VUP, 2010); and New Zealand Jazz Life (VUP, 2016)

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