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From mainstage concerts to an intimate performance in a cosy craft beer bar, this winter in Welly we’re all about that jazz.

Over five days more than 100 gigs will be held across the city with performances by some of music’s finest international and national artists. This is a festival of revisiting your favourite jazz and discovering your new favourites.

  • Experience Grammy Award-winning jazz legend, Herbie Hancock live in concert.
  • Get ready for Ghost-Note, the explosive funk ensemble whose rotating cast of heavy hitters and cool cats will create unforgettable musical madness.
  • Fill up on some of Wellington's finest local jazz talent, a festival favourite, Rodger Fox Big Band return.
  • Don't miss the chance to hear the distinctive sounds of ground-breaking trumpeter, Ambrose Akinmusire and the exquisite and captivating vocals of mezzo-soprano, Alicia Olatuja.
  • Experience a festival-only collaboration between New Zealand jazz trumpeter and composer, Lex French and Montreal-based jazz composer and saxophonist, Christine Jensen.

Tickets on sale now. Check out the full programme of 150+ events here. 

Wellington Jazz Festival: Meet the venues

Here's one reason to look forward to the beginning of winter. The Wellington Jazz Festival is on from 5 to 9 June, featuring laidback afternoon vibes, frenzied midnight jams and everything in between. We peek inside some of the venues playing host this year.