3 Jan 2024

Road Trip with Rodger Fox

From Summer Times, 10:00 am on 3 January 2024

His name is synonymous with big band jazz in New Zealand.

In fact, he is Mr Jazz. Rodger Fox founded The Rodger Fox Big Band in 1973. He is a jazz educator and teaches at the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. 

He's toured extensively in New Zealand and overseas, playing at international jazz festivals including Montreaux and Monterey, and of course, New Orleans, which is where he is right now. 

1312 2012 Photo Ross Giblin, copyright Dominion Post, Fairfax.
Jazz musician Rodger Fox with his trombone in his trusty old Toyota van.

Photo: Bigbandleader, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons