IMPORTANT NEWS

The 58th National Jazz Festival has been cancelled.

Tauranga Jazz Society’s top priority is the health and safety of our audience, artists, staff, volunteers, sponsors, and community. Following the recommendation of the New Zealand government and public health officials we regretfully announce, the 58th National Jazz Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.

We understand the impact this news brings to so many people. We are communicating directly with all artists, venues, sponsors and staff on next steps. Ticketek will be in contact directly with ticket holders regarding refunds. With regard to the 43rd National Youth Jazz Competition to be held 8 to 9 April, we are considering alternative dates. We will release further information on this once we have consulted with the twenty-seven schools involved.

Since 1963, our nonprofit has been committed to its mission to deliver an artistic and economic benefit to the community by way of a jazz festival – we are sorry we are not able to deliver the wonderful programme we had planned this year.

We are grateful for your understanding and support.

James Morrison Quartet (AUS)

The James Morrison Quartet is one of the world’s most in demand jazz ensembles.

Ray Brown called him “The Genius” and Dizzy Gillespie called him “One of The Best” but Wynton Marsalis summed it up: “Man, James Morrison can play!”

James Morrison

Ray Brown called him “The Genius” and Dizzy Gillespie called him “One of The Best” but Wynton Marsalis summed it up: “Man, James Morrison can play!”

The James Morrison Quartet is one of the world’s most in demand jazz ensembles.

Featuring Australian multi-instrumentalist James Morrison, the group has taken the international music scene by storm performing at major festivals such as BBC Proms with superstar Dianne Reeves, Melbourne International Jazz Festival with Patti Austin and performing at famous jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s in London.

James Morrison is known throughout the world for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician and an all-round entertainer. He has played with legends including Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Wynton Marsalis.

The James Morrison Quartet features his two sons, William on guitar and Harry on double bass, with drummer Patrick Danao.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience pure swinging jazz from the best in the business.

When & Where

  • Sat 11 April
  • 8pm | 90 minutes (plus interval)
  • Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison Theatre      Map

Admission

  • General Admission $65*
  • Student/Jazz Society Members $50*
  • Earlybird/Concession $55* - Earlybird closes 14 February 2020

Book At

Physical locations
www.ticketek.co.nz
0800 842 538
* Service fees apply

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COVID-19 Update

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Saturday afternoon tighter border controls, with everyone arriving in New Zealand having to isolate themselves for 14 days. There will be an official government directive on mass gatherings announced early next week.

We are awaiting details of the official requirements from government and local authorities and will update you as soon as possible if this could have any impact on this year’s National Jazz Festival and National Youth Jazz Competition.

Many thanks for your interest and support.

Tauranga Jazz Society