Jazz Night

Live jazz with Leon Hattori

We are supporting the Rotary live jazz night with award winning Leon Hattori and would love if you could too. Tickets are going for $20 per person. The night will raise funds for the Heart Saver project, specifically for more Defibrillators (AEDs) out in our communities.

Net Proceeds to: Rotary’s Heart Saver project (AEDs) & other Rotary community causes.

Buy Tickets From: Rotary Mt Eden Members
Chapter Book & Tea Shop, 442 Mt Eden Rd, info@chapter.co.nz, T 6232319, Contact Frances Loo Eventfinda (please note that ticket purchases on eventfinda incur handling fees)
Enquiries to: Frances Loo T 09-6232319 M 021-635027 or E info@chapter.co.nz

Leon Hattori Bio:

I have been playing piano as long as I can remember and, since moving to New Zealand, have been getting piano lessons by two outstanding jazz pianists, Dr Mark Baynes and Jonathan Crayford.

With a high school band, I won the MAINZ musicianship award at the Auckland regional finals of Smokefree Pacifica Beats in 2014 and, at the annual National Youth Jazz Competition in Tauranga, I won an award (SOUNZ Trophy for the Best Performance of a New Zealand Composition) with my band “The Good Vibes” for one of my own compositions (It's Time), as well as winning the most outstanding Keyboarder award in 2015 and the most outstanding Pianist award in 2016.

I have been a member of “The Good Vibes” since early 2015. We have played for the Hamilton Jazz Society, as well as doing some background music for private functions, as well as restaurants and bars such as Hallertau or the Wine Chambers.

Rotary District 9920 Heart Saver Project:

Cardiac arrests are the second largest killer of New Zealanders each year. 85% of all those that suffer one, die.

Cardiac arrests do not discriminate and often come with no warning. Every day, 5 Kiwis lose their life from this tragic event. What's truly tragic about this statistic is that each of these lives is deemed "saveable" if only they had early access to a defibrillator. Every minute without one lowers the chances of survival by 10%.

As a country, New Zealand is short of publicly funded defibrillators. We need another 4,500 to get to what might be considered to be an acceptable level. So every single defibrillator that we can get into circulation really does make a difference. Rotary District 9920's goal is for the clubs in its district to provide >50 defibrillators into our community.