12:15 New York based NZ bass player Mat Fieldes is back in the country with the Absolute Ensemble as part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

12:50 John Kliem presents the work of jazz bassist Charlie Haden.

1:10 Pianist Diedre Irons joins us in the studio ahead of her performance with Michael Houstoun to launch Invercargill's Civic Steinway.

13:30 National Concerto Competition adjudicator Gregory Pikler speaks to us from Sydney ahead of this weekend's final in Christchurch.