Buy Live at The Rogue & Vagabond


A few choice pieces from a gig in Wellington at The Rogue and Vagabond, circa February 2016.

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Buy We Do It Like That


Drawing on the rich traditions of Blues, Jazz, Soul, and Funk that make up the New Orleans brass-band sound, the Rebels get feet a-dancin’ and hips a-shakin’ with their debut album “We Do It Like That”

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Buy Antipodes – Live


The recording from our 2014 tour is now available on Bandcamp for an unbelievably generous price. Download the tracks and get some sweet, fresh, specifically Pacific jazz in your ears.

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Buy The Green Hour


The second album by 8-pice modern jazz outfit The Jac. Recorded at Orange Studio in Christchurch, “The Green Hour” expands on the sounds of their first album “Nerve”, offering the more of the same melody driven, long form, lush arrangements.

Another seriously lush package from our friends at Rattle, these things are good enough to put up on your wall! Slick design by UnkleFranc.

Includes unlimited streaming of The Green Hour via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Buy Nerve


We’re very pleased to be signed to Rattle Jazz who have put a lot of love into our debut album, NERVE! Featuring 5 compositions by Jake Baxendale and Callum Allardice, this is a generous serving of raw, powerful modern jazz – listen to some tracks and read some of the great reviews below! There’s also a snippet of film from our album release.

“Nerve is a sharp five-track album that bursts with colour and ideas…presents not only wonderful playing but suggests two very talented writers” [dominion post]

“It is a short album but no moment is wasted, and the listener is left wanting more…The combination of beautifully blended instruments and groove is irresistible and highly enjoyable. ”

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Events & Gigs

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December 29th, 10:00pm - December 29th, 11:59pm

JB3 Make Love at the Library

JB3 are getting classy af at the Library, swing by for more cocktails and soul jazz than you can shake a stick at! Shaun Anderson - drums Daniel Hayles - organ Jake Baxendale - saxophone

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December 1st, 8:00pm - December 2nd, 12:00am

Richter City Rebels HARD WORK HARD MONEY Album Release

Richter City Rebels and Abandoned Brewery present HARD WORK HARD MONEY album release show featuring support from RAW COLLECTIVE CHRIS CK *** and JUST ANNOUNCED:*** DJ support from Wellington royalty...

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November 24th, 10:30pm - November 25th, 12:30am

TTE Late Night Jazz Jam

Jake Baxendale, progenitor of the Downtown Jazz Jam (previously Newtown Jazz Jam) and an inveterate political ranter brings the jams back to The Third Eye! Joining him are Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa on...

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News & Updates

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Antipodes studio recording + new video

We’ve just finished recording our first studio album at Free Energy Device in Sydney. It was amazing and quite a humbling for me to experience such an expert capture of our sound! So props to engineer Richard Belkner as well the wonderful band – almost back to the original 2014 lineup: Luke Sweeting, Ken Allars, Aidan Lowe, Max Alduca and Callum Allardice.

We’re not releasing that recording just yet, but in the meantime here’s a videos from our 2016 tour which I’ve only just gotten around to putting up: The Vibe!

WJF 2016

It’s that time again… the one week of the year when you have loads of jazz gigs, get decent coin and great audiences and generally feel like you haven’t made a terrible mistake somewhere in your life choices… That’s right, it’s the Wellington Jazz Festival!

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