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Alan Broadbent benefit concert programme, 1965 (1st of 2)

Alan Broadbent benefit concert programme, 1965

Jazz piano prodigy Alan Broadbent appears on the cover of this programme for a concert in Tauranga in 1965. He was then aged just 18 but already performing regularly in Auckland, and at the Tauranga Jazz Festival, with Kevin Haines (bass) and Tony Hopkins (drums). This concert was a benefit to assist Broadbent to take up a scholarship at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. He later worked with jazz-pop fusion groups such as Steely Dan, and recorded seven albums with the legendary double-bass player Charlie Haden.

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Courtesy of Tauranga Jazz Festival and Margaret Petch.

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Chris Bourke, 'Jazz and dance bands - Jazz in and after the Second World War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014