9th 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.
Festival favourites Shirazz are joined by Melbourne City organist Scott Harrison in a celebration of the hottest trad jazz and Wurlitzer magic.
Rising from its home beneath the Addison Theatre stage, the Wurli adds a dash of pizzazz to Shirazz's sparkling sound.
Shirazz and Scott Harrison will present a programme of New Orleans favourites alongside entertaining originals and arrangements that shows off the best of the band and the organ.
Shirazz's six-piece lineup, with three soaring horns, vocal harmonies and a driving rhythm section is complemented by the hundreds of pipes, piano keys, xylophones, drums and effects of the Addison Wurli - drawing you into a cinematic wonderland of jazz.
38 Durham Street, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Friday 10 April 2020 8:00pm – 9:45pm
Buy Tickets – 0800 842 538
Additional fees may apply
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