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YURU 2013


YURU 2013 Rodger Fox Hawera


Rodger Fox, New Zealand’s foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger, and producer, returns to Hawera, the stamping ground of his grandfather Harry “HCA” Fox and father Louis, in November. FAMILY JAZZ  is the story of three generations of the Fox family. He will be accompanied by his jazz quintet and singer Erna Ferry, with special guests the Hawera Brass Band.

Kapiti Genealogy is pleased to be able to take the show to Hawera in association with Hawera Genealogy and Hawera Brass Band.

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It is not surprising that Rodger Fox would become a musician one way or another. He was born into a very musical family. His father Louis Fox was an established bandsman in his own right, as was his grandfather, Harry Cecil Alderson Fox.

The Fox family originated from Doncaster, Yorkshire, and Norfolk, England. Originally joiners, carpenters and cider makers,  Harry Fox was to break the mould and become a full time musician.

Harry started his working life in the circus at the age of 12, moving onto playing in a temperance band.  He built up a solid position in the English Brass Band scene and in 1911 travelled to New Zealand to accept the position as solo cornet player with the Tenth North Otago Regiment Band at Oamaru.

Later the Fox family settled in Hawera and by the 1960’s Louis Fox was teaching at Mana College in Porirua.

Harry Fox’s father John Fox was born in Norfolk England. About 1851 he moved to Doncaster in Yorkshire. About 1913 John went into business with his sons, William and Charles Percy Fox, and formed Fox and Sons, undertakers.

Expect to hear some old favourites from the ages.
There will be plenty of feet tapping music, some real jazz and who knows, singing and dancing in the aisles!

Limited season and limited seats – so book now.

Details on the above poster.

For the Southwards performance Sunday 18th August mail bookings may be made by downloading this booking form, completing it, and posting it with your cheque and a stamped addressed envelope to

Kapiti Genealogy (YURU 2013)
P O Box 703
Paraparaumu, 5254

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