Port of Tauranga 61st National Jazz Festival

61st Jazz Festival

The Port of Tauranga 61st National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga this Easter, showcasing performances from some of the best jazz musicians in Australasia.

There's something for everyone, from world-class jazz and soul concerts at the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, the three-day 46th National Youth Jazz Competition, The Jazz Society's very own jazz cafe & VIP bar, the family favourite jazz village on Good Friday, the two-day downtown carnival jazz party, a speakeasy supper with live jazz, the dance till you drop hurricane party, jazz at the Mount on Easter Monday, sunset jazz cruises, and a swinging big band tea dance.

So much to explore and experience – bring your family and friends to celebrate!

Think Jazz. Think Easter. Think Tauranga

For more information visit www.jazz.org.nz

26 Mar
to
28 Mar
2024
46TH NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMPETITION
26 March to 28 March

Showcasing the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools from all over New Zealand.  Read more

28Mar
2024
All Girl Big Band: Powerhouse of Sound
28 March

In a largely male dominated musical genre, 18 Christchurch women are changing the face of the big band jazz scene. This completely female, All Girl Big Band create a "powerhouse of sound" which will blow you away!  Read more

29Mar
2024
AKASH DUTTA: THE TRIO SESSIONS
29 March

A musical jazz journey from pop to the rich cultures of India, Persia, and Arabia   Read more

29Mar
2024
JAMES MORRISON Quartet
29 March

Join us for an evening of jazz with multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.   Read more


30Mar
2024
RUSS SPIEGEL TRIO
30 March

Groovy, swinging, and sophisticated at the same time, versatile New York city based jazz guitarist and composer Russ Spiegel hits all the right notes.  Read more

30Mar
2024
LOUIS BAKER: authentic modern soul
30 March

Aotearoa soul star Louis Baker crafts songs from a place of deep artistic integrity. With a powerhouse voice, and a love for soul, hiphop, and jazz music, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world.  Read more