8th April 2020
**OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE NATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL TAURANGA
The Tauranga Jazz Society has made the difficult decision to cancel the National Jazz Festival.
Tauranga Jazz Society’s top priority is the health and safety of artists, staff, volunteers, sponsors, venues, audience, and community. Following the recommendation of the New Zealand government and public health officials, the 58th National Jazz Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
Festival organisers understand the impact this news may bring. With regard to the 43rd National Youth Jazz Competition to be held 8 to 9 April, Festival organisers are considering alternative dates and will release further information on this once they have consulted fully.
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.
38 Durham Street, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Friday 10 April 2020 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Buy Tickets – 0800 842 538
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