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.

Useful Info

Book your tickets Online:

Phone: 0800 842 538 | 07 577 7188

In person: At Ticketek outlets nationwide.
Baycourt Community & Arts Centre Box Office
38 Durham Street, Tauranga

Box Office hours (except Public Holidays):
Monday – Friday:  8.45am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 1.00pm

The Box office is open an hour before every show Monday – Sunday

Early bird Discounts
Early bird rate shown in this brochure for concert tickets purchased before 14 Feb 2020.

Tauranga Jazz Society Members Discounts
Tauranga Jazz Society Members can purchase tickets at the special discounted member’s rate shown in this brochure. Simply present your current Tauranga Jazz Society Membership card at Baycourt when purchasing tickets.

The following cards entitle you to purchase tickets at Concession prices: Super Gold card, Student card, community services card. Concession priced tickets are available to children under 16 years. Proof of concession is required when you buy your ticket.

NB: Please note booking fees apply to all ticket purchases

Disclaimer: Content is correct at the time of publishing. The Tauranga Jazz Society reserves the right to change artists or programme without prior notice.

General Enquiries

Mandy Ryan (General Manager):

Youth Comp Enquiries

Liam Ryan:

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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