Mingus to Monk; Bowie and Björk

Jazz group the Benny Lackner Trio

Benny Lackner Trio Photo: Supplied

Jazz pianist Benny Lackner has a reputation for his interesting re-interpretations of jazz and modern songs. A former student of Charlie Haden and mentored by Brad Mehldau, Lackner drops by ahead of his Auckland concert tonight.


When Good Paintings Go Bad


Lindauer? Photo: Supplied

Upbeat's visual arts contributor David Alsop talks about fake paintings, what's going on at Te Papa and gives us the heads up on some exhibitions taking place across the country.


A Serious Musician

Conductor Rachael Young

Conductor Rachael Young Photo: Supplied

Her 2015/16 conducting engagements take UK-based Rachael Young to South America, Europe and, briefly, home to New Zealand. She chats to Eva about swapping her cello for a baton, working with Paavo Jarvi and the year ahead.