- Music: Experimental, Funk, Jazz
- Bands: Open jam night hosted by Myele Manzanza and The Session House Band
- Tickets: Free entry always
Wellington's only weekly jam night every Weds at Matterhorn with special guest Ben Shepherd (LA)
Wellington's only weekly jam night every Wednesday night at Matterhorn from 10pm. Hosted by Myele Manzanza and The Session House band the floor opens up to musicians in attendance after the first set. All welcome. Bring your instruments!
This week The Session welcomes special guest local legend Ben Shepherd. Wellingtonian Ben Shepherd moved to LA in 2008 to study at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts where he majored in Jazz Studies and studied with Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Joe LaBarbera, David Roitstein, Larry Koonse, and Alphonso Johnson.
He now holds down bass duties regularly for the likes of American Idol 1st Runner Up and Sony recording artist, David Archuleta and former lead signer of Tower of Power and The California Raisins, Ellis Hall and with them has toured throughout Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, The Phillipines, Europe and the US.
Ben is also a highly sought after session musician and exclusive endorsee of Ibanez Basses and Aguilar Amps. http://www.benshepherdbass.com