Ten Feet Tall
Raise the glasses! Ten Feet Tall is the consummate trio. Perfect for smaller parties and functions, Ten Feet Tall are a combo of sax, guitar and bass with vocals, performing a perfect mix of jazz, latin, reggae, light pop and dance music with style and panache.
Paul Dearsley: Saxophone
A multi-instrumentalist of distinction, Paul has played in bands for 16 years, and studied saxophone at the Christchurch Polytechnic Jazz School before joining the New Zealand Navy as a full time band member. His return to Christchurch to be with his daughter has enabled the grateful Christchurch public to once again enjoy him! Paul enjoys playing a wide variety of musical styles and particularly enjoys R&B, funk and latin.
Jason Wilcox: Guitars
Jason Wilcox studied jazz performance at the Christchurch Polytech Jazz School for three years after moving from Mississippi in the early 90s to live in New Zealand. With extensive bandleader and arrangement experience in pop and jazz ensembles, Jason has also worked as a solo guitarist throughout New Zealand. He has been a show guitarist in many live stage productions, including Chess, Little Shop Of Horrors, Fiddler On The Roof, and Rush, and composed and arranged for the popular outdoor theatrical, Linnaeus Prince Of Flowers. In the late 90s Jason recorded for NZ radio with the Aja jazz trio. He has been employed as a professional showband guitarist in the Carribean with Carnival Cruises, and the Royal Carribean Cruise Line. He teaches and performs regularly throughout NZ, from weddings and corporate functions to festivals and local jazz combo playing.
Dougal Canard: Bass
Dougal Canard gained his diploma in jazz performance from the Christchurch Polytech Jazz School in 1997. He soon moved overseas where for five years he worked for Carnival Cruises, the worlds largest cruise ship company. He was employed as a bass player then with his own piano trios. He worked throughout the Carribean, the Alaskas, and Europe. He plays piano, trumpet and bass and currently also works as a teacher and arranger in Christchurch.