Shining the light on local talent

Tauranga Big Band Showcase

The Tauranga Big Band is always a festival family favourite – a vibrant, large ensemble of the Bay of Plenty’s best musicians who love to bring jazz to life.

This year in a special concert they showcase some of New Zealand’s most innovative composers – from the funky feel of Oscar Lavën, the wonderfully crafted works of Wayne Senior, the hard-hitting grooves of Lauren Ellis, and the smooth sounds of Ryan Brake. A perfect opportunity to experience some of the best jazz and original music New Zealand has to offer as well as hear the amazing talent in our own backyard!

They will also perform their favourite Big Band classics so get your tickets quick for the family and keep them swingin’

Sassy & The Blue Riders

Blues drenched jazz, expect atmosphere and real emotion.

Tea Dance

Dance and dine with Tauranga Big Band

45th National Youth Jazz Competition

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

The Jac is Back

Contemporary original jazz from the best in the business.

Piping Hot Dixie

Shirazz and Scott Harrison Present: Piping Hot Dixie

Michal Martyniuk Trio with Dixon Nacey

Polish born pianist and rising star in the jazz scene.

Date: Sun 9 April
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison Theatre
1:30pm matinee
80 min, interval

$49 General Admission

$42 Concession & Early Bird

$40 Jazz Society Members