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New Zealand’s premier big band lead by jazz-big band, trombone legend Rodger Fox this band covers all bases.

Sizzling ensemble playing, stunning soloists and the desire to give people a good time through music.

The Rodger Fox big band has won 6 Tui awards for the best New Zealand jazz recording.


The Rodger Fox Big Band have performed with some of the biggest names in jazz, blues and contemporary music including Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Randy Crawford, Joe Williams, Robben Ford, Patti Austin, Kurt Elling, Diane Schuur, Mike Stern, Chris Cain, Eric Marienthal, John Fedchock, Bill Cunliffe, Steve Houghton, Chris Cain, Dick Oatts, Charlie Musselwhite, Jon Papenbrook, Alex Sipiagin, Bob Sheppard, Bruce Forman, Charley Davis, Denise Perrier, Alan Broadbent and Jim Pugh... to name but a few.

New Zealand artists the big band has performed with include Holly Smith, Midge Marsden, Mark Williams, Erna Ferry, David Feehan, Debbie Harwood, Hammond Gamble, Larry Morris, Tim Beverage, Roger Manins, Lisa Tomlins, Brian Smith to name but a few.

Rodger Fox Big Band Alumni >




Alto 1 - Bryn Van Vliet

Alto 2 - Frank Talbot

Tenor 1 - Oscar Laven

Tenor 2 - Louisa Williamson

Baritone - Eilish Wilson


Chris Fox

Kaito Walley

Damian Furlong

Kurt Gibson


Jack Harre

Ben Hunt

James Guilford

Chris Selley

Rhythm Section

Anita Schwabe

Dean Hunter

Rory Macartney

Lance Philip






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