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.
For the first time at the National Jazz Festival, the BOP Symphonia will jazz it up with Joplin, Gershwin and Ellington.
Featuring piano soloist Soomin Kim – winner of the BoPS Rising Stars concerto competition (2015), and the Haydn Staples Piano scholar (2019) performing as soloist with APO.\
Justus Rozemond, the BOP Symphonia MD and Conductor since 2012 has arranged some of the works in the programme and has performed them with the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra. Hear a dazzling selection of jazz influenced orchestral music.
Justus Rozemond - Conductor
Soomin Kim - Piano
Joplin – Overture to Treemonisha
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin – Three Preludes
Duke Ellington – Suite: The River
38 Durham Street, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Sunday 12 April 2020 3:00pm – 4:45pm
Buy Tickets – 0800 842 538
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