The Jac

Members of The Jac (from left) Lex French, Matthew Allison, Callum Allardice, Chris Buckland, Jake Baxendale, Shaun Anderson, Nick Tipping and Daniel Hayles. Photo: Supplied

This Sunday’s Kate’s Mates’ Rates concert will be performed by The Jac. The eight-piece ensemble features some of New Zealand’s foremost musicians from the jazz, classical and metal scenes, including members of the Rodger Fox Big Band and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Drawing heavily on a variety of genres, they perform cinematic, suite-like compositions. The writing of Jake Baxendale, Callum Allardice and Daniel Millward allows its members to combine the tightly controlled power of a big band with the intimacy, playfulness and interaction of a small chamber jazz group.

SIT Centrestage Theatre, Sunday, May 14, 2pm. Entry by suggested donation of a “Kate Sheppard” ($10).spy offersIdae