Wellington's only weekly jam night, The Session, has been dishing out jams every Wednesday night at Matterhorn for 9 months running now thanks to a thriving Wellington music community and throughout August and September The Session introduces a series that features some of the star talents that the creative capital harbours.
Every fortnight from Wednesday the 8th of August, Local legends at The Session will feature a special guest musician who excels in their field and calls Wellington home. The Local Legends sessions provide an opportunity to see the guest musicians perform in a different musical context to their regular musical environs with The Session House Band, as well as a practical insight into their musical experience through the interactive open jam part of the evening where musicians in attendance are invited to play with the guest.
Local Legends guest # 4 – Crete Haami (Bass)
“Mid heavy hypnotic grooves, flipper slapping, popping, tapping or speedy chops, just the gravy style, flavour and raw energy!” Bass player, Crete Haami is The Session's fourth and final Local Legend guest.
Crete Haami's unique style has seen him get down with the best all over the world. Teaming with Local Legend guest #2, Darren Mathiassen, to create Hollie Smith's “intuitive rhythm section”, Crete has also performed alongside and as part of Olmecha Supreme, Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Jonathan Crayford, Tyson Smith, The Open Souls, The Hori Buzz and his own bands Residue and Citizens Astray.
His extensive domestic and international touring has seen him support international acts Korn, Hed(pe), The Living End, Regurgitator, Simply Red and Cold Play and perform at renown international festivals such as the Blue Note Jazz Festival (Paris), The Cully Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Blues and Roots, Woodford and Island Vibe Festivals (Australia) and The Sun Festival (Singapore).
In 2006 Crete won Best Bass Player at NZ's Battle Of The Bands competition and with over 20 years in the industry is someone definitely worth checking out on September 19 at Matterhorn as the last guest of the Local Legends series at The Session.
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