TECT Jazz Village
An absolute crowd pleaser, the TECT Jazz Village, set in the unique Historic Village on 17th Ave, delivers entertainment for everyone in true New Orleans style.
Join the revelry on the streets, dance to dixie and swing, relax on the lawn in front of the outdoor stage and be entertained by a chocolate box of jazz flavours including Tauranga’s own Big Band, Miho’s Jazz Orchestra, Rodger Fox Funkbone, and the Hipstamatics. Something for everyone to enjoy.
Stroll through art and craft stalls, enjoy a wide variety of food and refreshments including wine and beer and make a day of it.
Fun rides and entertainment for the children – a day at the TECT Jazz Village is a family day-out like no other!
A contemporary jazz big band ably lead by Band Leader Joe Thomas and featuring some of Bay of Plenty’s best jazz musicians.
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.
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
Hipstamatics are a dynamic 8 piece band from Auckland with a distinct funky flavour drawing on classic 70s and modern funk fusion. The stellar line-up of talented musicians and vocalists play high-powered soul/funk arrangements and have earned a reputation as festival favourites for their energetic live performances which are always sure to get everyone on their feet and dancing.
Jazz legend Rodger Fox brings together funk, Latin, jazz and blues in this great jazz fusion band featuring vocalist Erna Ferry. This 6-piece band will cover many styles of jazz, funk and blues and is a hit with all age groups.
The New Zealand Army Band will entertain and impress with their dynamic Big Band playing swing, jazz, funk and pop.
So come and see Tracey Collins (Accordion) Neil Finlay (Guitar, Vocals) and Alan MacDonald (Percussion) and enjoy a Kiwi take of Americana.