11 Jun 2024

Music feature: Paying tribute to Rodger Fox

From Afternoons, 2:30 pm on 11 June 2024

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Rodger Fox was a heavyweight of the Aotearoa New Zealand jazz scene

For over five decades he led the Rodger Fox Big Band, championing young kiwi musicians on a global stage. In the process he recorded almost 50 albums!

Rodger was also instrumental to music education, helping set up the first jazz course at Wellington Polytechnic - now Massey university.

A few weeks ago he sadly passed away aged 71.

For our music feature today music writer and former concert promoter John Dix joins us to remember his legacy.

Rodger Fox

Rodger Fox Photo: Victoria University