Auckland Jazz Orchestra with Caitlin Smith

Auckland Jazz Orchestra & Caitlin Smith - Lopdell Theatre Titirangi


The Auckland Jazz Orchestra performs with Caitlin Smith to celebrate the release of their album, East of The Sun

Featuring original contemporary arrangements of jazz standards, with stunning vocal interpretations, the band breathes fresh life into some well-loved tunes, as well as Caitlin’s original Prayer for a Miracle, and the Auckland Harbour Suite by Mike Booth.

As a singer, songwriter, performer and poet, Caitlin Smith is beloved by audiences, and has been a mainstay of the music scene both in front of the mic, and as a vocal coach behind many of the voices you hear in NZ pop. She is fresh off a trip to Seattle where she performed as a guest with contemporary jazz legends Ari Hoenig and Matt Pennman.

A full 17 piece contemporary jazz big band ensemble, comprising seasoned professionals and recent graduates, the Auckland Jazz Orchestra have been performing works by NZ composers and arrangers for more than a decade. Under the musical direction of founders Tim Atkinson and Mike Booth, East of the Sun is their third album.

East of The Sun is the latest step in Caitlin and The AJO’s journey together. Recorded in 2019, the band have been eagerly waiting to get out and perform this material. We hope you’ll join them for this special night. Strictly limited tickets, so don’t miss out!

Friday 11 November 2022

8pm, doors open at 7.30pm

At Titirangi Theatre, Lopdell House