“This band is an Auckland cultural institution, they are jaw droppingly good and that’s why people love them.” John Fenton, jazz journalist.


Reunion – revisiting the funk!

Blue Train were one of Auckland’s original jazz-funk mainstays that were popular regulars of the vibrant High St jazz scene in the 90s. In 1996 they achieved Jazz Album of The Year with No Free Lunch and went on to produce a couple more albums, Never You Mind and Fun In The World.

Their most recent reunion gig was mid-2021 but being able to perform at Tauranga in 2023 will be an exciting chance to reignite the classic Blue Train vibe!


  • Alan Brown – keyboards
  • Steve Sherriff – sax
  • Dixon Nacey – guitar
  • Karika Turua – bass
  • Elijah Whyte – drums

The Jac is Back

Contemporary original jazz from the best in the business.

TECT Jazz Village

Our very own New Orleans French Quarter!

Sassy & The Blue Riders

Blues drenched jazz, expect atmosphere and real emotion.

60th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating the best of BOP jazz across the decades

E Rere Rā – Goldsmith Baynes

Celebrating Māori culture and contemporary jazz.

45th National Youth Jazz Competition

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

Date: Sun 9 April
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | X Space
70 min, no interval

$47 General Admission

$42 Concession & Early Bird

$40 Jazz Society Members