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8 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, April 6, 2017 www.times.co.nz JH10924 Just Hardwood Floors Visit our showroom: 9 Allens Road, East Tamaki (rear unit) Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm & Sat 10.30am-1pm. Email: email@example.com Supply & installation of quality timber flooring. Solid timber, prefinished engineered timber flooring and laminates – new floors or restorations. Full guarantees. W: www.jhf.co.nz T: 0800 999 543 127026-V16 Best of Fresh for Less Dannemora 345 Chapel Road Botany 280 Botany Rd Howick 219 Moore St HPT6/4 Normal opening hours 7.30am to 6.30pm – All specials available until closing time Sun 9 April or while stock lasts www.fruitworld.co.nz Pakuranga* 290 Ti Rakau Dr Fresh Broccoli $ 2.50 for 2 No. 1 Bananas $ 1.99kg Fresh Leeks $ 1.49bunch Freedom Plums (red flesh) $ 3.99 bag 800g Ohakune Sweet Feijoas $ 2.99 bag Sweet Oranges $ 2.99kg Carrots $ 2.49 bag 11⁄2kg Large Mangoes $ 4for 2 600g EcuadorUSAPeru 126898-V114 By Sarah ElliS Kicking off a series of jazz concerts at Howick’s Uxbridge Arts and Cultural Centre on Saturday night was Ron Samson and the Neutrino Funk Experience. Mixing the old with the new and the funk with the jazz, The Neutrino Funk Experience left you in no doubt about their musical talents and passion for jazz. It often seemed they were lost in their own world as they played their solo pieces and teased the audience with what appeared an adlibbed and impromptu style. It was great to see some seasoned jazz enthusiasts who really appreciated the funky style along with some younger Howickians experiencing this music for the first time. Taking this band and music out of the ‘smoky underground bar’ and to the heritage building of Uxbridge was the wonderful collaboration of Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa and Uxbridge events organiser Ashley Grogan. The Uxbridge team will be bringing five more jazz acts over the coming months, with the next one on Saturday, May 6, showcasing Caroline Moon in her show ‘Mother Tongue’. Caroline fuses contemporary jazz with the exotic and passionate melodies of the East and West. Caroline will be accompanied by Nigel Gavin on guitar and mandolin, along with The Neutrino Funk Experience’s Roger Manins on saxophone and woodwind to bring the magical music to life. For more information get along to Uxbridge’s open day ‘A Taste of Uxbridge’ on Saturday, April 8, and see what else this treasure of an arts centre has to offer to us locals. The free open day begins at 11am and runs through to 2pm, featuring live music, performances, classes, children’s activities and a delightful spot in the sun at the Uxbridge cafe. Art histor y student honoured By laura BrookES if you’re a fan of red wine and smooth tunes, you don’t want to miss this. It’s the first time Good Oil has performed at Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre, but the six-piece jazz and blues band is set to leave a stel- lar first impression on Friday night’s audience. From frequent gigs at the annual Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival to performances at Coopers Creek Winery and Sky City, the talented group are regulars on the music scene and revel in the opportunity to play live. Good Oil was formed in 2006 by lead man Dave Pery- man and quickly established an accomplished and vibrant playlist of jazz/blues and easy- listening covers, including music from some of the greats, such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton and Amy Winehouse. The two-hour performance will entertain and showcase the best of Good Oil’s rep- ertoire – from masterfully crafted originals written pri- marily by Dave Peryman to an extensive list of well-known and loved blues and jazz cov- ers thrown in the mix. The band currently has six members, with Dave Pery- man on keyboards and vocals, Katrina King on vocals, Keith Rowlands on drums, Peter Jackson on bass, Simon Berry on saxophone and Luca Cipoletta on jazz guitar. From rock to opera and musical theatre, each of the group members have an exten- sive and varied musical history that combines for a spectacu- lar live performance. Grab yourself a glass of red from the Uxbridge cafe on the night and invite a friend or two along for what will be a night to remember. The show starts at 8:00pm at the Uxbridge Arts and Culture Centre and tickets can be pur- chased online or at the door. smooth operators: The Good Oil are playing at Uxbridge for the first time tomorrow night. Photo supplied wow: The Neutrino Funk Experience impressed their crowd. Photo supplied Love jazz, blues? Here’s the good oil Mixing the funk with the jazz hIGh aChIeVer: Annie Curtis, winner of the 2016 Louise Perkins Prize, is pictured with Scott Perkins and Louise’s parents, Terry Mikkelsen and Marion Mikkelsen. Photo supplied Congratulations to University of Auckland student Annie Curtis who has been awarded the Louise Perkins Prize in Art History. The prize was established in 2005 to commemorate former Art History student Louise Perkins, who excelled in the field but passed away after a long fight with cancer. The prize is awarded to the graduating Art History major who earned the highest grades throughout his or her degree. Cockle Bay resident Annie, who completed her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in Art History, was honoured as the 2016 recipient of the award at a special ceremony on March 27.
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