“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

60th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating the best of BOP jazz across the decades

Jazz at the Mount

Soak up the sounds at Mount Mainstreet

Rodger Plays Rodger

The Rodger Fox Big Band 50th Anniversary!!

Black Comet

Soul and grooves meets Galactic Funk

Downtown Carnival

City comes alive with jazz!

Michal Martyniuk Trio with Dixon Nacey

Polish born pianist and rising star in the jazz scene.

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