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.

Piping Hot Dixie (AUS)

Shirazz (AUS) with Scott Harrison (AUS) on the Mighty Wurli

Shirazz

Shirazz (AUS) with Scott Harrison (AUS) on the Mighty Wurli

Festival favourites Shirazz are joined by Melbourne City organist Scott Harrison in a celebration of the hottest trad jazz and Wurlitzer magic.

Rising from its home beneath the Addison Theatre stage, the Wurli adds a dash of pizzazz to Shirazz’s sparkling sound.

Shirazz and Scott Harrison will present a programme of New Orleans favourites alongside entertaining originals and arrangements that shows off the best of the band and the organ.

Shirazz’s six-piece lineup, with three soaring horns, vocal harmonies and a driving rhythm section is complemented by the hundreds of pipes, piano keys, xylophones, drums and effects of the Addison Wurli – drawing you into a cinematic wonderland of jazz.

  • Scott Harrison – Wurlitzer
  • Matt Dixon – trombone, vocals
  • Adrian De Fanti – clarinet, tenor sax
  • Andrew Power – trumpet
  • Michael Hanley – banjo, guitar, vocals
  • Michael Di Cecco – drums
  • Stephanie Bell – double bass

Brought to you in association with:

Baycourt

When & Where

  • Fri 10 April
  • 8pm | 90 minutes (plus interval)
  • Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison Theatre      Map

Admission

  • General Admission $55*
  • Jazz Society Members $40*
  • Earlybird/Concession $45* - 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