Showcasing the very best emerging jazz players from NZ secondary schools.

Wright Family Foundation 45th National Youth Jazz Competition

Everyone is in for a special treat as they listen to these talented Combos and Big Bands strut their stuff for trophies, prizes and awards.

Come along and support our future jazz stars!

Check online for the final schedule:


Superstar Jam at Wharf Street Tue 4 & Wed 5 April, from 5pm, free entry

Join the students for a fantastic fun-filled jam at Wharf Street. Relax to live music plus great food from the eateries.

Michal Martyniuk Trio with Dixon Nacey

Polish born pianist and rising star in the jazz scene.

The Jac is Back

Contemporary original jazz from the best in the business.

Jazz at the Mount

Soak up the sounds at Mount Mainstreet

Black Comet

Soul and grooves meets Galactic Funk

Jazz Café & VIP Bar

After a day at the festival, relax to a fantastic jam session at the Jazz …

Unforgettable – The Nat King Cole Story

A modern window into the life, times and music of the musical legend Nat King …

Date: Tue 4 – Thu 6 April
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison theatre & X Space
9am – 5pm

$19* Full Day

$12* Half Day

Free 14yrs & Under, all days