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March 25, 2020 8:00PM—March 25, 2020 10:00PM • Anthology, Auckland

Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa | Jonathan Besser & The Zestniks


Jonathan Besser | piano
Peau Halapua | violin
Sophie Buxton | viola
Finn Scholes | vibes and trumpet
Roger Manins | sax
Eamon Edmundson Wells | double bass
Nigel Gavin | guitar
Ron Samson | drums
Carolina Moon | vocals

Renowned Jewish composer Jonathan Besser's music group, The Zestniks, bring his unique compositions to CJC.

Besser has long been Auckland based and the Zestniks are a band of leading young Auckland musicians, and more senior Jazz stalwarts like Roger Manins.

They will be performing pieces from Besser’s original composition the Gimel Suite 1 (2012) and some of Besser's songs, which will be performed by very special guest vocalist Carolina Moon.

Gimel Suite 1 music is wildly romantic, energetic- yet sad; always tuneful music.

The Gimel Suite 1 has already been toured nationally in 2012. It was also performed in the 2012 Sydney Shir Madness Jewish Music festival. The Zestniks performed many times over 3 years at the 'Golden Dawn' Bar in Ponsonby.

The Zestniks Octet for this performance are Jonathan Besser (piano), Peau Halapua (violin), Sophie Buxton (viola), Finn Scholes (vibes and trumpet), Roger Manins (sax) Eamon Edmundson wells (double bass), Nigel Gavin Guitar and Ron Samson (drums) with Carolina Moon (vocals).

Start time

March 25, 2020 8:00PM

End time

March 25, 2020 10:00PM


Anthology, Auckland
375 Karangahape Road