Subject 2 Change
Forged from the serendipitous collaboration of local and international musicians in Dunedin, subject2change began as a series of jam sessions at local pubs and parties in 2004. The group was instantly popular amongst jazz audiences with a repertoire centring on known jazz standards and original material replete with influences from rock, pop, Latin, and experimental improvisation. subject2change have appeared at jazz festivals nationally and have released a debut CD, #1. The members of subject2change are individually active as professional musicians, attracting industry accolades and collaborating on contemporary New Zealand music projects such as The Verlaines' Pot Boiler (2007) and Dr Glam's Glitter Spreader (2008).
Dan Bendrups (trombone)
Australian ethnographer, academic and freelance trombonist, Dan Bendrups migrated to New Zealand in 2004 to take up an appointment in music at the University of Otago. His background spans classical to commercial music scenes, and he has performed in contexts from Renaissance ensembles to salsa bands across three continents. His time conducting music research in Latin America and the Pacific has flavoured his musical tastes, and his trombone playing is inspired by the influence of salsa legend Willie Col