Saturday, 2 October 2010
The Kool Kat Jazz Klub
They had a Musical Director, Steve Houghton, who had come over from the USA just to lend his expertise to the kids. They played with a passion and a skill level which was fascinating to watch, and they were all obviously having a great time. The hall was full, no empty seats, and it was a much varied audience, from about 6 to 80. This is one of the things I love about NZ. Any type of community production is pretty well supported, which doesn't always happen in the UK.
I mentioned before how I really couldn't stand amateurish productions, but I had no complaints about this one.
But, I found I did not get at all involved in the music. All around me, people (including my beloved) were nodding, foot-tapping in tune with the music, but it left me alone. I don't mean I found it unpleasant, it just left me completely unmoved. I spent most of the time in a mental planning exercise about our school's new timetable, and how I could fit in some classes.