Celebrating the best of BOP jazz across the decades.

60th Anniversary Gala

From the jazz pioneer days of 1960s, we honour legacy artists through to more recent arrivals.

Take a step back in time as you enjoy a parade of artists who have featured at the National Jazz Festival over the decades – musicians who have lit the stages and flown the flag for BOP jazz and blues.

Be blown away by a cavalcade of BOP jazz artists in a variety-show format. Music to keep your head nodding and stories to keep your memories jogging.

Expect a few surprise guests!

  • That’s Life
  • The Torch Songs Band
  • Caitriona Fallon
  • Kokomo
  • Emcee: Liam Ryan

Unforgettable – The Nat King Cole Story

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

Tauranga Big Band Showcase

Shining the light on local talent

E Rere Rā – Goldsmith Baynes

Celebrating Māori culture and contemporary jazz.

Street Party in Katikati

Visit Katikati for a family friendly party in the main street!

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.

Date: Sat 8 April
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison Theatre
120 min, interval

$47 General Admission

$42 Concession & Early Bird

$40 Jazz Society Members