Story: Jazz and dance bands

Norm Cumming Trio, New Plymouth, 1970

Norm Cumming Trio, New Plymouth, 1970

In bow ties, dark suits and mustard waistcoats, the Norm Cumming Trio, seen here at New Plymouth's Bali Restaurant in 1970, typify the well-groomed style and intimate, dine-and-dance performance venue required of small jazz bands in this period. Cumming is on piano, with Bill Hartigan on drums and Galvin Edser on double bass. 

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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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/44952/norm-cumming-trio-new-plymouth-1970 (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014