Bill Frisell – A Portrait: Exclusive Film Preview and Live Artist Q&A

Bill Frisell - A Portrait film

Bill Frisell at home

Do you want to be amongst the first in New Zealand to see a 2017 SXSW top-ten documentary featuring one of the most unassuming yet influential creative artists of our time? 

Not only that … this legendary guitarist and 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival headliner will be there in-person for an exclusive post-film Q&A with Culture Club supporters.

Australian filmmaker Emma Franz’s warm and insightful film Bill Frisell - A Portrait is full of live music, stories, and intimate access to Frisell’s many collaborators including Paul Simon and Bonnie Raitt. This is a very special, once-in-a-life time opportunity to meet a Grammy Award-winner in the flesh at this intimate Culture Club event.

“Bill Frisell plays the guitar like Miles Davis played the trumpet” The New Yorker

Bill Frisell – A Portrait: Exclusive Film Preview and Live Artist Q&A

5.30pm-8.30pm on Tuesday, 6 June 2017

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Tickets are $49 per person including light refreshments, film screening, and Q&A with Bill Frisell.

Please note capacity is strictly limited, and you must be supporter of The Culture Club to reserve tickets. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and are limited to two tickets per Culture Club supporter only.


You could be! It's easy to join the New Zealand Festival's supporters club, with heaps of great perks on offer from just $5 per month. 



Please contact Jimata Abel by telephone 021 193 7877 or email to secure your seats (please have your password ready).

Be sure to also check out Bill Frisell's Wellington Jazz Festival opening night show on Tuesday, 7 June. READ MORE


Bill Frisell is widely credited as being one of the biggest influences on guitarists and the changing palette of guitar in the last few decades. 

A unique and masterful musician, prolific composer and bandleader, Grammy Award-winner and Down Beat Guitarist of the Year for ten consecutive years, Frisell is recipient of countless accolades from critics and fans from all genres of music and corners of the globe. 

In a career that has thus far spanned hundreds of albums, with 45 in his own name, Frisell has managed to combine sonic mastery with jazz, country, folk, rock, blues, pop, avant-garde, and more, whilst always maintaining a uniquely identifiable sound.

See him perform live at the opening night of the Wellington Jazz Festival on Wednesday, 7 June 2017.