Pure jazz harmony in the style of Manhattan Transfer -‘Divas with a Twist’ will be a spectacular night celebrating the music o
Two of the country’s finest Big Bands – The Royal New Zealand Navy Band and The Tauranga Big Band – join forces to present a
In our ANZAC centenary year, Tauranga is proud to host Australia’s premiere legacy jazz act. Galapagos Duck became well known i
Classical piano meets Big Band jazz! New Zealand’s premiere classical and jazz musicians come together for this special concert
Swing Driven Thing ‘Electrifying’ – ‘extraordinarily animated’ – ‘featuring rare and natural charisma’… These a
Two Hammonds. Three players. A whole lot of groove. This concert explores the classic sound of Tone Wheels and spinning Leslie Spe
Find out more about the fascinating history of of jazz in this new series that began its life as four live recorded Radio New Zeal
Russian-born, multi-lingual, knock-out talent Fantine joins us from Australia with a musical style that reflects her cultural dive
No-one plays the blues like Darren Watson. In the wake of his controversial song Planet Key and on the back of the release of a br
The Hurricane Party is too good to limit to just one night. Mauao Performing Arts Centre turns into the home of blues and grooves
The Hurricane Party is too good to limit to just one night. Mauao Performing Arts Centre turns into the home of blues and grooves
Mauao Performing Arts Centre hosts the 'Room Full of Blues' with local favourites Brilleaux and The Hipshooters. Brilleaux will
Join us for the 38th National Youth Jazz Competition for a feast of young talent from across New Zealand. Hundreds of young music
Downtown explodes with two days of music and entertainment that will keep you dancing all weekend. With multiple stages on the wa
The Jazz Village is a firm favourite with festival goers each and every year. This the place to be for atmosphere and excitement a

The National Jazz Festival – a New Zealand treasure – returns to Tauranga for the 53rd year this Easter.

Nestled among the most beautiful spots in our city we host the energy, atmosphere and vitality of some of the best jazz musicians from around the world and from right here in Aotearoa.

The Baycourt Concert Series, Downtown Carnival, the New Orleans-style Jazz Village, the Hurricane Party Series mean there is something for everyone and more this Easter!

We are delighted to offer Early Bird rates so you can take advantage of the opportunity to get in quickly for your programme highlights at a great price.

Join us for a festival that will sooth your jazz soul and stir your dancing feet!

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