ILLRIOT is Wellington’s blazing new live electronic music duo fronted by Kirsten Te Rito (vocals) and James Illingworth (keys).
Merging James' abilities as a highly skilled jazz pianist with lush synth keyboards and Kirsten’s magnetic vocal melodies and her love of vocal production they’ve created luminous soundscapes that will seduce your cerebral cortex.
Drawing on their combined love of electronic music and vast musical knowledge base they have constructed a slew of original tunes, with Australian/South African producer Cam Bluff working behind the scenes on final production (Amy Shark, Bliss n Eso, Hilltop Hoods) .
Also featuring the mighty drums of Darren Mathiassen (Shapeshifter) and the dexterous bass of Johnny Lawrence (Electric Wire Hustle).
JAMES ILLINGWORTH and Friends - ROGUE AND VAGABOND
Sunday 5th May
Sunday Jazz at the Rogue and Vagabond feat:
James Illingworth - piano
Rick Cranson - Drums
Paul Dyne - Bass
Chris Buckland - Sax
James Illingworth - Wellington Jazz Festival
Sunday 9th June
3 - 4.30 pm
An intimate solo piano performance and live recording session.
Come and sit around the piano and join one of New Zealand’s most expressive jazz pianists for an intimate performance and live recording session. A highly skilled musician who is versed in many genres, James Illingworth turns his attention to where he can truly shine, the art of solo jazz piano. Weaving together his emotive original compositions with freestyle improvisations, he brings his musical concepts to life and to tape.