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.

Jazz Village

Welcome back to the Jazz Village – our very own version of New Orleans French Quarter.

Jazz Village

Welcome back to the Jazz Village – our very own version of New Orleans French Quarter.

An absolute crowd pleaser, the Jazz Village delivers entertainment for everyone in true New Orleans style.

Set in the unique Historic Village on 17th Ave, more than 20 bands on 4 stages will delight you.

Join the revelry on the streets, dance to dixie and swing, relax on the lawn in front of the large outdoor stage with popular Big Bands and surprise guests, stroll through art and craft stalls, and enjoy a wide variety of food and refreshments.

A day at the Jazz Village is a family day-out like no other!

When & Where

  • Good Friday 10 April
  • 11am – 4pm
  • Historic Village       Map


  • General Admission $14* | Children under 14 Free
  • On gate from 10.30am: $20
  • Concession $15*

Book At

Physical locations
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