Christchurch Folk Music Club
Jon Sanders: virtuoso bouzouki, tenor uke, guitarist & composer
A man of landscape and soundscape; Jon Sanders has developed a unique world music sound and style that evokes diverse cultures in a “quantum leaping” way, so says the Irish Times.
Playing the bass mandola and the eight stringed, guitar-bodied guizouki, Jon uses a second pickup to add bass lines to create a depth and colour to his compositions, which draw on Celtic, Arabic, African and contemporary styles. Add a percussive stomp and emotive vocals and the sounds soar into a new dimension!
In contrast, he finger-picks an upside-down, variously-tuned uke, giving Mali-inspired rhythms and melodies alongside bluegrass stomp and Celtic/Mexican hybrids. Called thengoni-uke, the wee instrument sounds harp-like, funky as and a wee bit cheeky.
That’s why the Irish Times arts section, The Ticket, called his latest album – Zoukelele – “a deeply meditative, impishly playful, jazz tinged collection”.
He is currently touring in Europe summer 2019 and begins a two month nationwide New Zealand tour in October 2019 of his forthcoming album.
More info at:
Spotify: Jon Sanders
Facebook: Jon Sanders Music
Members $15, Non-Members $20 and Students with ID $5
Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.
DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.
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A man of landscape and soundscape, Jon Sanders has developed a unique world music sound and style that evokes diverse cultures in a “quantum leaping” way, (so says the Irish Times.)