Story: Jazz and dance bands

Richard Nunns and Evan Parker, 1999

Richard Nunns and Evan Parker, 1999

Richard Nunns of Nelson (left), originally a jazz musician, later became expert at making and playing traditional Māori instruments (taonga puoro). He is seen here in 1999, playing a pūtātara with leading British jazz clarinettist Evan Parker. The two men improvised on their chosen instruments to make the 2004 album Rangirua.

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Chris Bourke, 'Jazz and dance bands - Later 20th and early 21st centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014