Event details

43rd National Youth Jazz Competition

Wednesday 31 March to Thursday 01 April

Family FriendlyLocal


Full Day $19.00
Half Day$12.00
Ticketing service fees apply


Wednesday 31 March 8:30am
Thursday 01 April 8:30am


Baycourt Addison Theatre


Presented by: Tauranga Jazz Society

The National Youth Jazz Competition showcases the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools across New Zealand.

Everyone is in for a special treat as they listen to these musically talented Combos and Big Bands strut their stuff for trophies, prizes and awards.

Make sure you get along and support our jazz stars of the future.

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