The annual Wellington Jazz Festival is the highlight of Aotearoa’s mid-winter music calendar, featuring some of the finest musicians from across New Zealand and around the globe.
Jazz aficionados and intrepid newcomers can explore more than 100 gigs across the city, with five days of serious play bringing the sounds and spirit of jazz to the capital’s streets, cafes, bars and live music venues.
Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock headlines this year’s programme, which also features the explosive funk ensemble Ghost Note, ground breaking trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, and the exquisite vocals of Alicia Olatuja.
A collaboration between composers Lex French and Christine Jensen, along with perennial favourite the Rodger Fox Big Band spearhead the distinct sounds of New Zealand jazz. The full programme is announced 15 April.
Core partner, WREDA
Headline partner, Boulcott Suites.