31 Mar 2007

Musical Chairs featuring Bob Gillett

From RNZ Music, 4:00 pm on 31 March 2007

Bob Gillett wasn't a well-known name to the New Zealand public, but behind the scenes he had a powerful influence on local musicians as a band leader, composer, arranger, mentor and sax player continually pushing the boundaries. Soon after his arrival from the USA around 1960 Bob Gillett took the reins of the broadcasting service big band, inspiring them and a host of other local rock and pop musicians to put some soul into the kiwi sound. Bob Gillett died 9th November 2013, aged 88.