Monday, March 29, 2010

Allegro on a Sunday Afternoon

Cool jazz at Nathan Homestead, Manurewa courtesy of Manukau City Council and Allegro.  First shot in this post is of Patrick Tanielu on drums.  Quite a few folks turned up to listen to the last of the jazz in the park events for this year and it was well worth the effort.  Music included items from George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac and Michael Jackson.

Allegro's members are Malcolm Lakatani on lead guitar, Semi Leo on bass guitar, Saylene Ulberg on keyboard and Patrick Tanielu on drums.  The event at Nathan Homestead saw the band joined by Ross Devereux on saxaphone ... and he was good.  Very good :-)

Shots two and three are of Malcome and Ross.  Great fun as you can probably gather from their facial expressions.  I was having a ball too taking the shots and I hope they'll allow me to take some more.

The last two shots in this post are of Saylene and Semi.  I really liked the lighting in the shot of Semi.  When the concert started the sun was quite high in the sky, but after an hour or so the sun was getting lower and gave some nice rich Kodachrome type colours to the shots.

So there you have it.  A really good Sunday afternoon taking photos whilst a great band played some cool jazz.  Who could ask for anything more?


  1. These photos are fantastic ... thanks so much Chris ... A pity you didn't pick up the sax and have a go :-D

  2. Ha ha! Believe me when I say that would have ruined a lovely afternoon for quite a few people!