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    pages and keep up with our upcoming gigs on the gigs page Trevor Thwaites Leader Prohibition Big Band The PROHIBITION Stable of Bands Here s a summary of what our bands have to offer A full 18 piece jazz big band developed as an Auckland community band of mainly Secondary School music teachers that now comprises a mix of professional and amateur musicians playing many hundreds of big band vocal and instrumental charts A 12 piece plus jazz band comprising section leaders of Prohibition Big Band and other invited professional musicians playing big band instrumental charts that are more challenging than most and that showcase the various soloists talents It also operates as a backing band for professional vocalists A 7 to 10 piece jazz band comprising members of Prohibition Big Band and Prohibition Jazz Experience playing a wide range of vocal and instrumental charts in many musical genres for dances and functions Smaller Jazz Bands connected to PROHIBITION Trios quartets and quintets including members of other bands in the Prohibition stable playing all types of music for all types of concert festival function or occasion Latest News 19 Apr 2016 Brat Pack with Prohibition Big Band at the Jazz Blues Club Tuesday 24 May 2016 at the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club Read More 25 Jan 2016 Mahurangi Regatta Prize Giving and Dance On Saturday 30 January 2016 the Prohibition Big Band is again playing for the annual Mahurangi Regatta Prize Giving and Dance at beautiful Scott s Landing an hour s drive north of Auckland The public are most welcome to attend 1 pm 2 30 pm Friends of Regional Parks sand sculpture Prizes for under 7 Read More 18 Jan 2016 Prohibition Big Band at Cornwall Park Sunday 24 January PROHIBITION BIG BAND SUNDAY 24 JANUARY 1pm

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  • repertoire - Prohibition Big Band
    Rock 194 Stompin at the Savoy 422 Jamaica 195 String of Pearls 2 19 Java 196 Summertime 2 317 Jeepers Creepers 197 Take the A Train 20 Jersey Bounce 198 Watch What Happens 285 Jiver s License 199 Yardbird Suite 335 Jump Jive an Wail 200 Spain 386 Jumpin At The Woodside 201 First Wish 338 Just a Gigolo 202 Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me 283 Just For the Thrill 203 Good News 164 Just for You 204 Martinique 208 Just in Time 205 Satin Doll 162 Kalamazoo 206 88 Basie Street 223 Kansas City 207 A Little Blues Please 374 King Porter Stomp 208 Just in Time 311 La Fiesta 209 Odyssey 175 La Paraguera 210 On thee Sunny Side of the Street 346 Lazy River 211 St Louis Blues 2 21 Lean Baby 212 Sugar Valley 337 Leap Frog 213 Shiny Stockings 241 Leave Us Leap 214 Oye Como Va 2 393 Lester Leaps 215 Take Five 82 Let s Fall in Love 216 What s New 343 Letter to My Love 217 Perfidia 6 Lil Darlin 218 Harlem Nocturne 2 365 Little Brown Jug 219 I m Walkin 423 Lonely Street 220 Tijuana Taxi 399 Love For Sale 221 Caravan 2 432 Love For Sale 222 Makin Whoopee 274 Lover Man 223 Kansas City 328 Lulu s Back In Town 224 Tequila 28 Mack the Knife 225 When a Man Loves a Woman 148 Maids of Cadiz 226 Cottontail 239 Main Title Theme 227 Come Closer to Me 222 Makin Whoopee 228 Bad Bad Leroy Brown 190 Malaguena 229 I m Beginning to see the Light 268 Mambo No 8 230 Introducing the Band 115 Mame 231 Painted Rhythm 371 Mango Mangue 232 Swanee River 405 Manteca 233 Baubles Bangles Beads 204 Martinique 234 South to Caracas 147 Maxina 235 I m Getting Sentimental Over You 85 Mean to Me 236 When the Saints Go Jumping In 170 Memories of You 237 The Work Song 53 Mercy Mercy Mercy 238 I Came I Saw I Conga d 165 Midnight Sun 239 Main Title Theme 60 Minnie the Moocher 240 Blue Tango 83 Misty 241 Leave Us Leap 247 Mitsy 242 Intermission Riff 400 Moanin Mingus 243 Song of India Dankworth 139 Moby Dick 244 Song of India Dorsey 271 Mocha Frost 245 New York New York 141 Monday Monday 246 Boogie Woogie the Original 64 Mood Indigo 247 Mitsy 84 Mood Indigo Vocal 248 In a Mellow Tone 66 Moondance 249 The Pink Panther 110 Moonlight in Vermont 250 I Heard it Through the Grapevine 281 Mopsy 251 The Shadow of Your Smile 431 Morocco 252 Old Time Rock Roll 336 Moten Swing 253 Skyliner 150 Moving Out 254 Basie Boogie 22 Mr Anthony s Boogie 255 Girl Talk 385 Mr Sandman 256 Beyond the Sea 412 M Squad 257 The Bear Steps Up 23 Muskrat Ramble 258 Canadian Sunset 137 Muskrat Ramble 2 259 Snow Samba 2 My Funny Valentine 260 Barn Burner 367 My Turn to Fly 261 Azulito 245 New York New York 262 Oh Lady Be Good 118 New York State of Mind 263 It s Only a Paper Moon 309 Nice to Meet You 264 This Could Be the Start of Something Big 104 Nice Work If You Can Get It 265 Here s That Rainy Day 191 Night In Tunisia 266 Concerto for Cootie 135 Night Train 267 You the Night the Music 146 Night Train 2 268 Mambo No 8 344 Noone Knows 269 Reet Petite 321 Nou s Blue 270 The Peanut Vendor Kenton 209 Odyssey 271 Mocha Frost 149 Off the Wall 272 ABS 262 Oh Lady Be Good 273 All the Things You Are 2 252 Old Time Rock Roll 274 Lover Man 302 On The Street Where You Live 275 It Had to be You 424 On The Street Where You Live 276 Goody Goody 210 On thee Sunny Side of the Street 277 I m Gonna Sit Right Down Write Myself a Letter 65 One For Bob 278 Bluesette 304 One Mint Julep 279 I ll Take Romance 127 One O Clock Jump 280 Tuff Enuff 402 One O Clock Jump 281 Mopsy 121 Opaque 282 Topsy 11 389 Opus One 283 Just For the Thrill 322 Orilla Del Mar 284 El Cumbanchero 174 Out Behind the Barn 285 Jiver s License 375 Out Of Nowhere 286 Sing Sing Sing 8 Over the Rainbow 287 Sing Sang Sung 184 Oye Como Va 288 Samba Del Gringo 214 Oye Como Va 2 289 Bugle Call Rag 416 Oye Lo 290 April in Paris 305 Oye Negra 291 Sway 231 Painted Rhythm 292 Fables of Faubus 46 Patricia 293 Switch in Time 192 Peanut Vendor 294 Caravan 3 345 Peloton Song 295 Boogie Woogie I May be Wrong 24 Perdido 296 Cottontail 378 Perdido Hot Toddy 297 Georgia on my Mind 217 Perfidia 298 C Jam Blues 88 Peter Gunn 299 Tenor Madness 119 Phantom of the Opera 300 St Thomas 318 Poultry In Motion 301 Blues in Hoss Flat 360 Queen Bee 302 On The Street Where You Live 144 Rainbow Connection 303 Cry Me a River 40 Ramona 304 One Mint Julep 269 Reet Petite 305 Oye Negra 425 Rise 306 Big Swing Face 398 Robins Nest 307 Across the Track Blues 133 Rock Around the Clock 308 Boy Meets Horn 70 Royal Flush 309 Nice to Meet You 426 Samantha 310 Black and Tan Fantasy 288 Samba Del Gringo 311 La Fiesta 368 Sammy and Me 312 Birth of a Band 403 Sam s Boogie 313 Azure 18 San Francisco 314 Three s a Crowd 205 Satin Doll 315 Don t Be Silly 352 Satin Doll 316 Boogie Woogie 334 Saturday Night Fish Fry 317 Jeepers Creepers 448 Scoot 318 Poultry In Motion 376 Second Line Joe Avery Blues 319 Superstition 54 Selwyn Shuffle 320 Donut King 330 September in the Rain 321 Nou s Blue 331 Serenade in Blue 322 Orilla

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  • band members - Prohibition Big Band
    drummer in several other Auckland jazz groups In August 2011 a CD album of Trevor s compositions was released as A Bridge to Somewhere Jazz Perspectives of Auckland The album features Trevor on drums vibraphone marimba and other percussion instruments in a variety of Auckland bands Vocalist John McGill John has been a regular vocalist with the Prohibition Big Band since 2009 and also performs as a member of the

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  • gigs - Prohibition Big Band
    bands scores charts music lessons how to improvise piano lessons Auckland dance musicality finding the beat links contact PBB gigs Prohibition Big Band rehearsals Tuesdays 7 00pm University of Auckland Gate 3 Epsom Avenue Epsom Categories Auckland Saxophone Quartet Big Band Craig Williams Trio Jazz Experience Swingtet Month Agenda Day Month Week 2015 Mar April 2016 May 2017 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5

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  • jazz bands - Prohibition Big Band
    content uploads 2009 09 On A Clear Day mp3 Hannah Goodin nee Grant and the Craig Williams Trio Auckland jazz vocalist Hannah Goodin nee Grant sings with Trev Stu and Craig a k a the Craig Williams Trio Check out some of their recordings Pick Yourself Up http www prohibitionbigband co nz wp content uploads 2013 02 Pick Yourself Up mp3 Softly as in a Morning Sunrise http www prohibitionbigband co nz wp content uploads 2013 02 Softly as in a morning sunrise mp3 When Sunny gets Blue http www prohibitionbigband co nz wp content uploads 2013 02 When Sunny gets Blue mp3 This Masquerade http www prohibitionbigband co nz wp content uploads 2013 02 Masquerade mp3 Prohibition Swingtet Prohibition Swingtet playing a samba at an outdoor jazz festival on Rakino Island PBB guest soloist Jim Langabeer and other PBB members play 1930s and 1940s music as the Prohibition Swingtet for swing dances and other functions Crystal Silence Jazz Trio PBB members Stephen Stu and Trevor play as a jazz rock and dance trio for concerts parties and functions Check out this clip on YouTube Jennifer Eirena Group Jenny sings with jazz pianist Ben Fernandez and leads her Jennifer Eirena Trio and Quartet for jazz gigs weddings and other functions Check out www jennifereirena com for video and audio clips with Enrique Morales Ben Stu and Trev Check out other Jenny Eirena clips on YouTube Jim Langabeer Jim Jazz Jim is a saxophonist and multi instrumentalist who has toured and recorded internationally with such world class performers as Sammy Davis Jnr The Bee Gees The Temptations The Four Tops Alan Broadbent and Mavis Rivers Jim a guest soloist with PBB often teams up with PBB members Stu and Trevor Jim Stu Trev as well as other musicians for jazz concerts

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  • scores / charts - Prohibition Big Band
    never released on albums Charts currently available include all those listed below Female vocals and 18 piece big band Avalon I Only Have Eyes For You It s Almost Like Being In Love I Will Wait For You Laura Fygi and Lena Horne arrangements Love Me Or Leave Me Love Theme from Sharky s Machine Listen to MP3 audio from Sibelius file Orange Colored Sky Take the A Train This Can t Be Love Female or Male vocals and 4 to 8 piece group Champion Of The World Stu original Listen to MySpace audio Crazy Little Thing Called Love Garden In The Rain Gentle Zephyr Stu original Listen to MySpace audio I Wanna Rock You Stu and Tia Takarangi original Listen to MySpace audio I Won t Dance Let There Be Love My Saxophone Stu original Our Love Is Here To Stay Route 66 Sing Sing Sing Take The A Train Unforgettable Male vocals and 18 piece big band Call Me Irresponsible Crazy Little Thing Called Love Imagine Brazil Stu original I Only Have Eyes For You I Will Wait For You Frank Sinatra arrangement Let There Be Love Mack The Knife Oye Lo Listen to MIDI clip of Sibelius chart Female and Male vocals and 18 piece big band Don t Sit Under The Apple Tree Flat Foot Floogie I Won t Dance Petootie Pie 18 piece big band Cosas Del Alma Days of Wine and Roses Haitian Lady Oye Lo Papa Gato Peloton Song Stu original M Squad Mr Sandman My Little Suede Shoes There Will Never Be Another You Smaller jazz bands Gospel John 8 piece band 4 horns and rhythm section My Saxophone Stu Original Female or Male vocals choir and 5 to 10 piece group for Songs of Hope Charity Concert Greater Is He Than

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  • Learn to improvise with Jim Langabeer - Prohibition Big Band
    number of other New Zealand Bands and occasionally records and plays in New York Jim also recorded and broadcast a program on flute and alto flute with the Russ Garcia Jazz Orchestra Jim has tutored at the New Zealand School of Jazz and the University of Auckland and also gives private lessons on saxophone and flute During a discussion in 2011 with friend and editor of Flute Focus Mary O Brien on how easy or difficult it was to learn to improvise and to teach someone to improvise Jim argued that nearly any musician could learn in under ten minutes and to make his point picked up his flute and demonstrated how it could be done Mary proceeded to film the demonstration on her cell phone Her husband Maurice did the uploading After more than 5 000 plays over the last two years Jim agreed to video and post additional videos which he recorded with piano accompaniment by Mary and Maurice s daughter Charlotte The series was filmed by Maurice in Jim s Studio Here are the 2011 video and the subsequent six part series The proof that any musican can improvise 2011 video Video 1 Introduction to improvisation 2013 video Jim Langabeer and Charlotte West explain and then demonstrate how to improvise using basic chords The 6 videos in this series start with this Introduction then moves to Warming Up and playing Video 2 Warm Up and First Tune 2013 video Feel free to join in as Jim warms up then improvises his first tune using these chord sequences Video 3 Use of chords in improvisation 2013 video In this 3rd video in the series Jim explains the chords in more detail Video 4 Getting a groove into improvisation 2013 video Now we have warmed up and are comfortable

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  • Piano Lessons - Auckland - Prohibition Big Band
    teacher have been in assisting student pianists who have had some classical tuition to expand their knowledge and competence into rock pop and jazz piano playing into understanding chords and how to provide comping accompaniments in band performance situations and into developing improvisation competence and confidence I also take pride in having been able to assist people with little or no musical background to become proficient at reading music and playing piano by ear Lessons are available in my Panmure Auckland studio but I am also available to teach at the homes of my students Craig Williams Solo and Jazz Band Pianist Prior to and since moving to Auckland in 2005 I have worked as a professional musician playing at hotels restaurants cafes private restaurants and in music festivals jazz clubs and other venues These Auckland venues include the Northern Club Langham Hotel Pullman Hotel Stanford Plaza Rendevous Tasca Restaurant Mexican Cafe Elliot Stables Westfield Shopping Centres and the Auckland Jazz Blues Club For most of my engagements I perform as a solo pianist or as the pianist in the Craig Williams Trio but my fellow musicians and I also often work in a duo quartet or quintet format in various combinations e g piano plus bass percussion sax trumpet or vocals depending on venue preferences The styles of music extend across most genres from the 1920s through to present day contemporary songs including jazz Latin blues classic standards and pop There is considerable flexibility in the styles and repertoire to meet the demands and requirements of venues and clientele whether the requirement is ambiance general listening performance dancing etc Craig Williams Contact If you are interested in taking piano lessons or in booking me or one of my bands I would welcome you phoning me on 0273 421150 Examples

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