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.

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra

One of the most entertaining jazz acts in New Zealand – The Nelson Mail


One of the most entertaining jazz acts in New Zealand – The Nelson Mail

Japanese-born flute and sax player Miho Wada performs a unique blend of world jazz, fusing her distinctive pan-pacific flavour with Afro-Cuban flute, Japanese pop and irresistibly dance-happy grooves.

Miho’s Jazz Orchestra has toured and performed at festivals in Japan, Australia and New Zealand achieving success in the NZ album charts hitting the top 10.

Miho is a jazz flute ninja with a sparkling stage presence and her band combines sharp musicianship with a sense of whimsy and fun.

Charming, quirky and upbeat – this band know how to spread the joy of music.

Guaranteed to make you smile.

  • Miho Wada – flute, alto sax
  • Pascal Roggen – electric violin
  • Drew Hutchinson – guitars
  • Heather Bolton – piano
  • Sung-Jin Hong – bass
  • Jared Desvaux de Marigny – drums

When & Where

  • Sun 12 April
  • 6pm | 70 minutes no interval
  • Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | X Space Jazz Club      Map


  • General Admission $47*
  • Jazz Society Members $40*
  • Earlybird/Concession $42* - Earlybird closes 14 February 2020

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