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


Long-time music educator and Tauranga Big Band Director Murray Mason has teamed up with Tauranga Director Merv Beets and 16th Ave Theatre to present a warm and intimate narrated concert that will transport you to a 1960’s American Jazz Club. A program of Cole’s most famous songs stylistically spanning six decades will be delivered by Michelle Coombe, Matilda Vahey-Bourne, Anna Sherrer and Barry Spedding. Backing will be provided by some of the BOP’s top jazz musicians.

Tea Dance

Dance and dine with Tauranga Big Band

Michal Martyniuk Trio with Dixon Nacey

Polish born pianist and rising star in the jazz scene.

60th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating the best of BOP jazz across the decades

Downtown Carnival

City comes alive with jazz!

Tauranga Big Band Showcase

Shining the light on local talent

Blue Train Reunion

Reunion – revisiting the funk!

Sat 1 – Wed 5 April
16th Ave Theatre
4pm Sat 1 & Sun 2 April
7.30pm Tue 4 & Wed 5 April
90 minutes plus interval

$35 General Admission