Mumbai Unplugged- Fusion and World Music

This unique concert will feature the maestros of Indian music Taufiq Qureshi on percussion and Purbayan Chatterjee on sitar. They will be joined by the Auckland based band RaagTime feat Ben Fernandez- piano, Manjit Singh - tabla and Jo Shum - bass.

Venue- Dorothy Winstone Centre, Howe Street, Freemans bay

Date: 20th August 2016, 6:30pm

Tickets: $25/- and $30/- available at selected outlets in the city and at www.iticket.co.nz

Justice for Blessie. Fundraising Concert

Ben Fernandez- Piano, Maria O'Flaherty- vocals join with many jazz musicians in a Concert to Fundraise for the 'Justice for Blessie' cause. All funds collected will go towards a Give-a-little account for use by the 'Justice for Blessie'  cause.

Venue- Pt Chev RSA, Auckland

Sunday 3rd July, 2pm - 8pm. $10/- all day pass.

Rogue and All that Jazz

The Pulitzer-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon edits the poetry section of The New Yorker, teaches at Princeton University, and occasionally gets down with Rogue Oliphant, a collective of musicians that accompany his spoken word lyrics. Accomplished local jazz musicians Ben Fernandez and Stephen Thomas join Muldoon in a one-off performance. Experience the alchemy of word and music in the moody Limelight.

Master of Music Recital - Ben Fernandez

Yatra…a Journey.

Join us as we explore and combine the rich culture and tradition of Indian music with Jazz.


Ben Fernandez- piano

Jo Shum – Bass

Kishori Telang- vocals

Georgia Duder- Wood - vocals

Ron Samsom- drums

Manjit Singh – tabla

Andrew Hall - saxophone

Dixon Nacey – guitar


Date: Wednesday 24th Feb , 2016

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Venue: Kenneth Myers Centre, University of Auckland, 74 Shortland Street.

Entry: Free




Concert at Uxbridge Creative Centre

Maria O’Flaherty & Ben Fernandez Quartet

Uxbridge Creative Centre, 35 Uxbridge Rd, Auckland

Saturday 20 February 2016 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Songs of life

Pauline and Grogan and Ben Fernandez present "Songs of Life" at the Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna on Saturday 6th June 2015 at 7pm.

Book and CD launch



Memories are made of this- Piano CD

My solo piano CD " Memories are made of this" is now available on itunes. Click on link for details.


Also available on amplifier.


Christmas CD- 'Tinkle all the way'

My solo piano Christmas CD is available on itunes, amplifier and google play.Do click on links below to buy your copy now.




Workshop on Improvisation

Workshop on Improvisation and Creative playing conducted by Ben Fernandez. This workshop is for all musicians/music students.

Piano CD - "Memories are made of this"

My solo piano CD " Memories are made of this" is now available on itunes. Click on link for details.


Also available on amplifier.



Concert at St George

My band "The Ben Fernandez Quartet" with Maria O'Flaherty on vocals, Jo Shum - bass, Jeremy Hantler - drums , Jim Langabeer - Saxophone and special guest Manjit Singh on tabla will be playing at a concert organised by the St George's Community Arts Committee on Sunday 21st Sept 2014.

Venue:  St George's Church ,2 The Terrace, Takapuna
Date:  Sunday 21st Sept 2014 from , 2pm - 3.15pm.
Admission:  Adults $5/- and children $2/-

The band will play a mix of  Jazz, Pop Classics and World Music. Join the band for afternoon tea after the concert.

Here is a link to the gig on eventfinder.

Do come along with your family and friends for an afternoon of live music.

Raag Time Trio at Qtheatre

The Raag Time Trio comprising of Ben Fernandez-piano, Manjit Singh- tabla and Alberto Santarelli- bass performs in their own unique style combining elements of Jazz and World Music with Traditional Indian Music.

Do come along to listen to the trio perform at the QTheatre lounge on Friday 29th Aug from 7pm - 9.30.

visit: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/raag-time-trio/auckland


Raag-Time - Jazz,Indian and World Music

Raag-Time performs tunes in their own unique style combining elements of Jazz and World Music with Traditional Indian Music. Feat- Jim Langabeer- sax, Jason Orme-drums, Jo Shum- Bass, Manjit Singh- Tabla and Ben Fernandez- piano. Special Guests- Daljeet Kaur- vocals, Manju Vipindas -Vocals, Yvette Audain- sax.

Venue: Blockhouse Bay Boat Club, 91 Endeavour Street, Blockhouse Bay.

Date: Sunday 20th July 2014 (5pm - 7.30pm)

Tickets: $10/- Door Sales.

Contact: 0210 56 55 06 (Ben), 021 595 941 (Manjit)

Tinkle all the Way.

My solo piano CD of Christmas tunes is now available for sale



Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/music/album/Ben_Fernandez_Tinkle_All_the_Way?id=Bfj5a3ytwb2tetnsq5wyqebxu4i

It sure will make a good and unique Christmas gift. Order/ download your copy now.

Do contact me on "fernandez.ben@gmail.com" for further details.


Concert at the Pumphouse, 3rd Nov 2013

Concert presented by the "North Shore Keyboard and Organ Club" and the "Pumphouse Theatre" featuring

Takashi Iida - On Yamaha Stagea Organ and

The Ben Fernandez trio with special guests June Hayes (vocals) and Jim Langabeer(sax).

Sunday 3rd Nov 2013 ,2pm - 4pm

Bookings contact -Pumphouse Theatre, Killarney Street, Takapuna (Ph 4898360)


Tickets: $20/-

Discounts available for Group Bookings (call the Pumphouse theatre for details).

Memories are made of this... Piano CD

Have just released a new Solo Piano CD titled - "Memories are made of this".  If you would like to buy a copy of this CD do contact me on Email - "fernandez.ben@gmail.com". The cost of the CD is NZ$25/- incl postage anywhere in NZ.

For further details, music, photos and video go to