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.

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Soak up the sounds at Mount Mainstreet

Jazz Sunset Cruise

Join us for a scenic jazz cruise on the historic Kewpie

Downtown Carnival

City comes alive with jazz!

60th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating the best of BOP jazz across the decades

TECT Jazz Village

Our very own New Orleans French Quarter!

The Jac is Back

Contemporary original jazz from the best in the business.

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