Neill Pickard QSM

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Neill Pickard QSM  —  multi-instrumentalist with The Undergrads, Red Hot and Dixie and River City Jazzmen

Neill has dedicated his life to music, and as a performer (with various groups over a number of genres, and many years), mentor and teacher (the driving force in the establishment of the CPIT Jazz School - also known as the Ara Institute of Canterbury Music Arts, in 1991) - he has persued his career to realise his desires and ambitions as a musician.  He was awarded the QSM for his services to music in 2008.


.... circa 1963 with banjo

.... circa 1963

.... circa 1964 still with ye olde banjo


.... with The Undergrads circa 1962
Lloyd Scott, Miles Reay, Dave Innes, John Brock Neill Pickard and Paul Dyne

.... more Undergrads

A later iteration of The Undergrads
Neill Pickard, Mike Tarrant, Miles Reay and Peter Ward on drums


The River City Jazzmen
Michael Fairhurst, Tony Lewis, Jerome Raateland, Dave Pitt, Allan Hawes and Neill Pickard

Red Hot and Dixie at Flaxwood Festival
Tony Lewis, Iain Clark, Neill Pickard, Michael Fairhurst, Jerome Raateland and Bert Parrant


Receiving Civic Award from Sir Bob Parker in 2008

.... CPIT Jazz School circa 1980s

Receiving his QSM from the Governor General in 2008


Christchurch Rock 'n' Roll Club
..... Alan Farrow, Peter Sidery, Royce Richards and Neill Pickard

Jober as Sudges
..... Peter Sidery, Neill Pickard, Dave Cooper and Dave Whiting


Additional Neill Pickard and related groups information is available on the following individual pages, as well as the Audio Culture Website .....


Use links to supplementary data The Undergrads   º    Red Hot and Dixie   º    River City Jazzmen Use links to supplementary data


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