Samba Azul: cancelled due to covid

Samba Azul: cancelled due to covid

Wednesday 15 September 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


This performance is cancelled – one of the band members has tested positive for Covid. We’ll rearrange as soon as possible.

Samba Azul is a Brazilian-inspired jazz outfit highlighting many of the rich musical landscapes found throughout Brazil from Samba and Pagode, to Forró, Bossa Nova, MPB and Tropicália.

Members of the band hail from four different continents, each with their own unique connection to the music of Brazil and each bringing that personality to the group.
“Samba this good only comes around once in an azul moon”
★★★★★ Songlines Magazine

“…an ensemble of high calibre artists” All About Jazz

Adam Osmianski – percussion/vocals
Joy Ellis – vocals/piano
Pedro Velasco – guitar
Jonny Wickham – bass
Alex Talbot – percussion

Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.

Update: April 2022

  • Face masks: In the Main Hall, on the ground floor, these are recommended at all times, but are optional. Anyone who sits upstairs in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with NO exceptions (not even those who are exempt). This is to allow people who are clinically vulnerable to have a place to sit where seats are naturally separated, so: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask; (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
  • The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. Although we have heating, this might mean that the ambient temperature is a little cooler than some might like, and audience members should dress accordingly.
  • Please, if you can, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and if this is positive, don’t come. These tests aim to pick up anyone who is infectious at the moment of testing, so please take the test as late as possible on the same day before coming to the Arts Centre. If you test positive, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the start of the event, by emailing