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Critically acclaimed jazz guitarist comes to Whitianga, Saturday, 10 September.

David Becker is a Grammy and Emmy Nominated guitarist, composer, producer and music educator and he is gracing New Zealand shores with his unbelievable talents in early September 2022.

Playing in intimate venues in Napier, Hamilton, Auckland and Whitianga will allow lucky audiences to witness his truly phenomenal talents up‐close and personal. Kaspur and Molly Franke of Monkey Theatre and events@beatfairy have made this possible. His connection to New Zealand includes being a personal friend of iconic New Zealand guitarist Gray Bartlett, and he has also composed a track entitled ‘Kiwi Dreams’ after visiting here in 2016, which can be found on all music streaming platforms and on YouTube.

He has led the critically acclaimed David Becker Tribune(DBT) to a worldwide audience by performing in more than 35 countries. Over the years, the DBT has shared the stage with such celebrated jazz acts as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Michael Brecker and many more.

German television journalist Roger Willemsen (ZDF) called him "One of the best Jazz guitarists ever." Jazz Podium and Downbeat called him "A poet on the Jazz Guitar."

David has released 15 recordings many topping the jazz and contemporary music charts. The DBT has performed at some of the most prestigious venues throughout the world including London's BARBICAN CENTRE, Rotterdam's DE DOELEN, and New Yorks MADISON SQUARE GARDEN.

After larger gigs in Palmertson North & Wellington, his tour moves to Napier on Wednesday 7 September, then across to Hamilton on Thursday, 8 September, up to Point Chevalier RSA with Auckland Jazz & Blues Club for a fabulous Friday performance on 9 September. Then David will close out the tour in Whitianga, at the newly established performance venue, Monkey House Lounge & Cabaret in Coghill Street, Whitianga for a spectacular Saturday evening show, 10 September, 7.30pm -10pm. Such an unbelievable talent, performing right here in Whitianga. Not to be missed.

The event is listed on Eventfinda, so buy online, or pop into the Whitianga i-Site and buy your tickets - $25 online, or $30 on the door (if not sold out prior). “There is lots of interest in this international artist,”says Molly, “I highly recommend buying a ticket before Saturday.”

For more information: Molly & Kaspur Franke 0220330720.


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