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Becoming Dragon At The Wellington Jazz Festival

Monday, 17 May 2021, 12:55 pm | Wellington Jazz Festival

…and a 4, 3, 2, 1 —counting down to the most unique show at this year’s Jazz Festival. 4 Iconic musicians . The Jelly Rolls Quartet features four legendary NZ jazz performers. Ben Wilcock , pianist and composer, was the 'on stage pianist' in ... More >>

Three Of Aotearoa’s Biggest Names In Jazz Headline The 2021 Wellington Jazz Festival

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 9:58 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

Hot on the heels of its rescheduled 2020 Festival in November, Wellington Jazz Festival returns this winter with its 2021 edition, bringing Whirimako Black, Nathan Haines and Michael Houstoun with the Rodger Fox Big Band together as headline artists. Spanning ... More >>

Avantdale Bowling Club Headlines The 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival

Friday, 7 August 2020, 11:02 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

Taite Music Prize award-winners Avantdale Bowling Club will headline the 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival, 18-22 November. West Auckland rapper and hip hop artist Tom Scott will bring his “stunning” (NPR) genre-pushing jazz, hip-hop project Avantdale ... More >>

Calling Composers: Wellington Jazz Festival Announces Four Exciting Jazz Commission Opportunities

Friday, 12 June 2020, 7:04 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

Jazz-lovers will get the chance to hear fresh new music by Aotearoa jazz composers at the re-scheduled 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival, 18 – 22 November. Today the Festival opened a call for four Kiwi composers to create new music to be premiered ... More >>


Monday, 23 March 2020, 11:17 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

The 2020 Wellington Jazz Festival has been postponed due to international travel restrictions and Ministry of Health directives around public gatherings. Meg Williams, the Executive Director of Tāwhiri, which runs the annual event confirmed today that ... More >>

Wellington Jazz Festival 2019 On sale now

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:01 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

Wellington Jazz Festival is on sale now, a chance for audiences to play serious at this sensational mid-winter event for music lovers, jazz aficionados and intrepid newcomers to explore more than 150 gigs across the city, 5-9 June . More >>

Jazz legend Herbie Hancock headlines Wellington Jazz Fest

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:17 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

The annual Wellington Jazz Festival , 5-9 June , is the highlight of Aotearoa’s mid-winter music calendar, featuring some of the finest musicians from across New Zealand and around the globe. More >>

Stars come out for Wellington Jazz Festival

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 10:24 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

The Wellington Jazz Festival kicks off today , with an impressive array of international stars and home-grown jazz talent bringing their smooth grooves and cool beats to the city’s streets, bars and venues. More >>

Wellington set to host its biggest Jazz Festival yet

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 10:32 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

The capital’s streets are set to hum as the city gets ready to host its biggest ever jazz festival in June. With more than 150 gigs at 45 venues, 250 jazz musicians and thousands of live music fans will descend on Wellington for the five-day mid-winter ... More >>

Capital to welcome star cast to Jazz Festival in June

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 10:25 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

From guitar great Bill Frisell to space-jazz pioneers The Comet is Coming , the Wellington Jazz Festival returns with a stellar cast of international musicians, 7 - 11 June. More >>

Creative capital gets behind annual Jazz Festival

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:33 pm | Wellington Jazz Festival

The Wellington Jazz Festival (8 – 12 June) is set to ignite the city’s night life, with over 100 gigs at around 40 venues, says Wellington Jazz Festival’s Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza. More >>

Exciting global line-up confirmed for capital’s Jazz Fest

Monday, 11 April 2016, 5:38 pm | Wellington Jazz Festival

Her stage duets with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stone’s Gimme Shelter are showstoppers, and now singer Lisa Fischer is bringing her intimate performance of gospel, soul, and rock to the Opera House, as part of the 2016 Wellington Jazz Festival. More >>

Wayne Shorter confirmed for Wellington Jazz Festival

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 9:30 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

Experience the searing sax style of jazz giant Wayne Shorter when he headlines the Wellington Jazz Festival in a one-off show at the Opera House on 8 June. More >>

New Orleans Stars Hit Right Note with Jazz Festival Goers

Friday, 5 June 2015, 11:12 am | Wellington Jazz Festival

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, with Irvin Mayfield Jnr and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, kicked off the Wellington Jazz Festival in spectacular style at the Opera House last night. More >>

Capital’s Winter Jazz Festival to Showcase Home-grown Talent

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 1:05 pm | Wellington Jazz Festival

Local jazz talent will play a big part in bringing Wellington to life across the first week of June, with around 100 gigs heating up the capital across five days, says Wellington Jazz Festival Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza. “We recently released ... More >>

Eclectic mix for Capital - full line up announced

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:25 pm | Wellington Jazz Festival

Top international and home-grown jazz names will join US legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton in the line-up of the 2014 Wellington Jazz Festival this June, it was announced today. Tickets go on sale to the public from 9am Monday 7 April at Ticketek. More >>

American jazz giants to headline Wellington winter jazz fest

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 4:14 pm | Wellington Jazz Festival

The Wellington Jazz Festival (5-8 June 2014) is now a fixture on the capital’s winter events calendar, and today the Festival’s Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza announced jazz legends Chick Corea, Gary Burton, and Joshua Redman, will headline ... More >>