New Zealand’s foremost Jazz Trombonist, Big Band Leader, Jazz Educator, Arranger and Producer. In 2004 The Rodger Fox Big Band celebrated 30 years of performing and promoting New Zealand jazz.
The big band has performed in concert with some of the biggest names in the business, from the jazz and entertainment world, including Michael Brecker, Steve Smith, Louie Bellson, Bill Reichenbach, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton – Thomas, Joe Williams, The Four Tops – Temptations, Gary Grant, Jon Papenbrook, Bill Cunliffe, Holly Hofmann, Kevin Mahogany to name but a few.
Rodger has promoted live concerts with his Big Band in the Global Festival arena, Montreux Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Wichita Jazz Festival, The International Association of Jazz Educators Concert 1997 & 1999 and concerts in London, Singapore, Australia, Poland and the USA
Winner of the New Zealand Jazz recording of the year in 1981, 2000 and 2004. Finalists 1984 and 2001
Rodger can supply his band in Auckland, Wellington and Manawatu regions
Shanghai Jazz now available if looking for Chinese theme
Rodger also has a small jazz combo for background situations
Big Band: Ideal for: prestige ball, jazz festival concert
Small Combo: Ideal for: background for cocktails, corporate function, private party.
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