Soul and grooves meets Galactic Funk.


A vessel for pushing musical boundaries with a Heavy Galactic Funk experience and groove based narratives.

Black Comet is a New Zealand based 5 piece band led by frontman Laughton Kora.

Founding members include Laughton Kora (vocals/ guitar), Sam Jones (keys/sax), Poihakena Reid (keys/sax/guitar/voice box), Stan Bicknell (drums), and Dan Antonovich (bass). Mixed and produced by Tiki Taane.

The band has been compared to the “Millennium Falcon making the Kessel run in less than 12 par-secs”

Sassy & The Blue Riders

Blues drenched jazz, expect atmosphere and real emotion.

Tauranga Big Band Showcase

Shining the light on local talent

Michal Martyniuk Trio with Dixon Nacey

Polish born pianist and rising star in the jazz scene.

TECT Jazz Village

Our very own New Orleans French Quarter!

45th National Youth Jazz Competition

Showcasing the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools from all

Unforgettable – The Nat King Cole Story

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

Date: Sun 9 April
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison Theatre
90 min, no interval

$49 General Admission

$42 Concession & Early Bird

$40 Jazz Society Members