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.

Symphony of Jazz

Hear a dazzling selection of jazz influenced orchestral music.

Symphony of Jazz

Hear a dazzling selection of jazz influenced orchestral music.

For the first time at the National Jazz Festival, the BOP Symphonia will jazz it up with Joplin, Gershwin and Ellington.

Featuring piano soloist Soomin Kim – winner of the BoPS Rising Stars concerto competition (2015), and Haydn Staples Piano scholar performing as soloist with APO. Justus Rozemond, the BOP Symphonia MD and Conductor since 2012 has arranged some of the works in the programme and has performed them with the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra.

  • Justus Rozemond – Conductor
  • Soomin Kim – Piano

Programme:

  • Joplin – Overture to Treemonisha
  • Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
  • Gershwin – Three Preludes
  • Duke Ellington – Suite: The River

When & Where

  • Sun 12 April
  • 3pm | 90 minutes (plus interval)
  • Baycourt Community & Arts Centre | Addison Theatre      Map

Admission

  • General Admission $35*
  • School students/Children $10*
  • Jazz Society/Concession/Earlybird $30* - Earlybird closes 14 February 2020

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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