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The National Jazz Festival 2018

28 March to 02 April

The 56th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga which will showcase performances from some of the best jazz musicians from right here in Aotearoa and around the world. Think Jazz. Think Easter. Think Tauranga.
28 Mar
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30 Mar
41st National Youth Jazz Competitions
28 March to 30 March

For 41 years the National Youth Jazz Competition have showcased the very best of emerging jazz players from across New Zealand. Over three days Combos and Big Bands from New Zealand Secondary Schools strut their stuff for trophies and awards.  Read more

29Mar
Caitriona Fallon
29 March

Caitriona & her band perform original songs and jazz-influenced classics - swing, gypsy, creole, ragtime & blues. Her emotional connection to songs can move you to tears and before you know it you’ll be dancing in the aisles!  Read more

29Mar
A tribute to Joni Mitchell Feat. Lisa Tomlins
29 March

Renowned Wellington vocalist Lisa Tomlins presents A Tribute to Joni Mitchell. This show is a journey through Mitchells' quintessential jazz album 'Shadows and Light' - recorded live in 1979.  Read more

30Mar
Dr fox brings the funk
30 March

Legendary bassist Dewayne Pate teams up with saxophonist Dave Wilson and Dr Rodger Fox and the NZSM Big Band for a concert that will blow your socks off!  Read more


30Mar
Shirazz
30 March

Australia and now New Zealand’s Festival favourite Shirazz is a six-piece Melbourne trad jazz and dixieland band specialising in classic hot jazz of the 20s and 30s playing classic, traditional jazz as it was meant to be played.   Read more

31Mar
The birth of jazz in Tauranga
31 March

Tauranga Jazz Society are proud to present this jazz showcase featuring early bands from the Tauranga Jazz Society: The Woody Woodhouse Connection, Bay Dixie, and The BBC.   Read more

31Mar
High Society
31 March

Treat yourself to a sophisticated cocktail of jazz, blues, swing and soul from the Madam of Sass and US trained vocalist Nicole Chesterman Kircher.  Read more

31Mar
Jöel Fafard
31 March

Award-winning guitarist Jöel Fafard performs Southern roots and blues classics with the soul of a purist and the showmanship of a seasoned entertainer.  Read more


31Mar
James Morrison
31 March

Australian trumpeter James Morrison is world-renowned for his sheer brilliance as a jazz musician.  Read more