Wairarapa singer Steve Carlin has become one of the foremost crooners in New Zealand with a rich baritone voice that
captures the essence of the swing-era vocalists. On Friday August 21st he will be teaming up with the internationally
acclaimed Rodger Fox Big Band to showcase a one-night-only performance of Sinatra’s song book, plus a few other Rat Pack
favorites, at the award winning Carterton Events Centre.Rodger Fox
Steve has performed at numerous festivals and events all over the country and as far afield as Australia, Fiji and
Germany. He is a regular draw card at New Zealand's premiere wine festival, Toast Martinborough, and has performed at
events from Westpac Stadium to Sky City Casino and beyond.
His popularity has continued to rise in recent times, connecting with audiences from around the country as he brings to
life the songs of the magical swing era with his lush style and smooth vocal textures.
The Rodger Fox Big Band (RFBB) is New Zealand’s pre-eminent jazz orchestra and has held that mantle for more than 40
years. Earlier this year they were invited to perform at the Jazz Educational Network (JEN) conference in New Orleans,
which is the world’s largest educational and performance event in the United States and is attended by top musicians
from throughout the U.S.
Over the years the RFBB has performed with some of the greats from the jazz and
entertainment world. They include such luminaries as Michael Brecker, Steve Gadd, Diane Schuur, Alan Broadbent, John
Fedchock, Joe LaBarbera, Charlie Musselwhite, Chris Cain, Randy Crawford, Bill Cunliffe, Larry Koonse, Holly Hofmann and
Kevin Mahogany to name a few. In a hugely impressive studio career, the RFBB has recorded 44 albums/CDs including live
recordings at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Vanguard Studios in New York, the famed Capitol and United Studios in Los
Angeles and, this year, at Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, New York.
Steve is currently working on achieving a life-time dream: a full-length, big band swing
album. Writing and arranging is almost complete and together with the Rodger Fox Big Band they will be performing some
of the tracks live at this show.
Jenni Hall, Sales & Marketing Coordinator at the Carterton Events Centre said “it has been exciting working with Steve and Rodger on a
project that’s never been seen before, we think it is going to be a stellar night, and where better to have it than the
Carterton Events Centre!”
Steve Carlin sings Sinatra with the Rodger Fox Big Band – sponsored by NZ Sotheby’s International Realty - will be
performed on Friday 21 August, doors open at 8pm, tickets available from 8pm Sunday 12 July at www.cartertonec.co.nz/whats-on