Jonathan Crayford is most often associated with his compositions and performances on piano. However, in the coming months Crayford, one of NZ’s most inventive and genre defying musicians, will be performing a series of shows under several different musical monikers, before heading to Spain in August for an orchestral project.
Like a rhythm section mutinied from their band, Crayford dons an electric bass and accompanies Ross Burge on drums forming a dynamically interactive punk, jazz, grunge, free-form music powerhouse entitled Spanner.
The duo will perform every Wednesday evening in the month of May at The Golden Dawn Tavern of Power, featuring some equally talented special guests each week including Julia Deans, SJD, Lucien Johnson, Neil Watson and Jeff Henderson.
May 13th sees Crayford perform at Freida Margolis with the 3 piece Meteor – The Jonathan Crayford Electric Trio featuring Marika Hodgson on bass, Chris O’Connore on drums and Crayford on electric keys with a guest appearance from Lucien Johnson.
Meteor and Spanner team up at The Wine Cellar on July 6th for a the Crayford quinella - guaranteed to get bums off seats.
Jonathan returns to the piano on June 8th and 9th at Suite Gallery, Wellington for 2 solo piano concerts just in time for the Wellington Jazz Festival.
Catch Jonathan Crayford in one of his many manifestations at a venue near you.
Jonathan Crayford Forthcoming Shows:
Wed May 3rd - Spanner Live at Golden Dawn, Auckland - 8PM FREE
Wed May 10th - Spanner Live at Golden Dawn, Auckland - 8PM FREE
Sat May 13th – Meteor Live at Freida Margolis, Auckland
Wed May 17th - Spanner Live at Golden Dawn, Auckland - 8PM FREE
Wed May 24th - Spanner Live at Golden Dawn, Auckland - 8PM FREE
Wed May 31st - Spanner Live at Golden Dawn, Auckland - 8PM FREE
Thurs June 8th – Jonathan Crayford Solo Piano Concert – Suite Gallery, Wellington - 8PM
Fri June 9th - Jonathan Crayford Solo Piano Concert – Suite Gallery, Wellington - 8PM
Thurs July 6th – Spanner & Meteor Live at The Wine Cellar, Auckland – 8PM
Jonathan Crayford Website http://www.jonathancrayford.com/
Spanner Facebook https://www.facebook.com/spannerband/
Meteor Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jocrayband/
Meteor YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcPuA9dswRA&feature=youtu.be
Solo Concert – Suite Gallery website http://suite.co.nz