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Wellington Jazz Festival: Bill Frisell – A Portrait
Wellington Jazz Festival: Bill Frisell – A Portrait
Wellington Jazz Festival: Bill Frisell – A Portrait
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Wellington Jazz Festival: Bill Frisell – A Portrait

Please call or visit Light House Cuba to book your tickets
(04) 385 3337 | 29 Wigan St, Te Aro 

Capacity is strictly limited, and you must be a supporter of The Culture Club ( to book tickets (please have your password ready). Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and are limited to two tickets per Culture Club supporter only.

Advance Preview and Exclusive Q&A: Bill Frisell – A Portrait

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Do you want to be amongst the first in New Zealand to see a 2017 SXSW top-ten documentary featuring one of the most unassuming yet influential creative artists of our time? Not only that … this legendary guitarist and 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival headliner will be there in-person for an exclusive Q&A with Culture Club supporters.

Australian filmmaker Emma Franz’s warm and insightful film portrait of Bill Frisell is full of live music, stories, and intimate access to Frisell’s many collaborators including Paul Simon and Bonnie Raitt. This is a very special, once-in-a-life time opportunity to meet a Grammy Award-winner in the flesh at this intimate Culture Club event.

When: 5.30pm (for a 6pm start) -8.30pm, Tuesday 6 June 2017

Where: Light House Cinema Cuba – view map:

Tickets are $49 per person including nibbles and refreshments, documentary screening and Q&A with Bill Frisell.

About Bill Frisell:

Bill Frisell is widely credited as being one of the biggest influences on guitarists and the changing palette of guitar in the last few decades. A unique and masterful musician, prolific composer and bandleader, Grammy Award-winner and Down Beat Guitarist of the Year for ten consecutive years, Frisell is recipient of countless accolades from critics and fans from all genres of music and corners of the globe. In a career that has thus far spanned hundreds of albums, with 45 in his own name, Frisell has managed to combine sonic mastery with jazz, country, folk, rock, blues, pop, avant-garde, and more, whilst always maintaining a uniquely identifiable sound.

See him perform live at the opening night of the Wellington Jazz Festival on Wednesday, 7 June 2017.

“Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet” The New Yorker

Core Partner

Wellington City Council

Core Funder

Creative New Zealand


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