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. This concert is cancelled.
Ben Wilcock & The Jelly Rolls are joined by one of NZ’s finest jazz musicians, saxophonist Roger Manins in a special one-off Festival performance.
Ben Wilcock & The Jelly Rolls contemporary Harlem Stride style encompasses piano greats such as Fats Waller, Erroll Garner, Ahmad Jamal and Oscar Peterson. They will take you back to the era of speakeasies playing high energy, swinging renditions of original material from both Manins and The Jelly Rolls’ catalogue, as well as unique interpretations of jazz standards played as only this quartet can deliver.