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Mulatu Astatke with Black Jesus Experience
(ETH/AUS)

Friday 10 June, 8pm
Opera House

Take a trip with the father of Ethio jazz Mulatu Astatke and his "favourite backing band". Their hypnotic grooves and Afro-beat funk will seduce you. Read on

Price: $49-59

Jazz at St Peter’s: Lisa Tomlins Quartet – Mad About Dinah

Friday 10 June, 6pm
St Peter’s on Willis

A musical tribute to the short-lived but never forgotten Dinah Washington. Read on

A Jazz Trip

Friday 10 June, 9am
Wellington Airport

The Wellington Airport gets wild about the Wellington Jazz Festival. Read on

NZSM Jazz Project: Instrumental Workshops

Friday 10 June, 11am
Various venues, Victoria University

Led by teachers from the New Zealand School of Music and guest artists Tom Warrington, Joe La Barbera and Larry Koonse. Read on

The Snouts

Friday 10 June, 1pm
National Library of New Zealand

Incendiary saxophonist Jeff Henderson’s new trio with drummer Chris O'Connor and guitarist Phill Dryson. Read on

Mahi presents Duelling Pianos: Uncensored

Friday 10 June, 11pm
Meow

Jazz gunslingers Ben Wilcox and Dayle Jellyman go head to head. Read on

Price: $10

20 Feet From Stardom

Friday 10 June, 3pm
Light House Cuba

Lisa Fischer and other top backing singers step into the spotlight. Read on

Price: $17.50

Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes

Friday 10 June, 11pm
Matterhorn

This rhythm ’n’ soul 10-piece set the bar high for thrilling shows. Read on

Dayle Jellyman, Mike Jensen and Andrew Laking

Friday 10 June, 8pm
The Sprig & Fern

Come down to the Sprig & Fern to hear Dayle Jellyman (piano), Andrew Laking (double bass) and Chris O’Connor (drums) play a mix of their favourite tunes, from heart warming New Orleans infused favourites to the angular East Coast sounds of Thelonious Monk. Read on

Mavis!

Friday 10 June, 4.50pm
Light House Cuba

An in-depth look at the trailblazing soul singer’s 60-year career. Read on

Price: $17.50

Mahi & Cory Champion present Love Love

Friday 10 June, 5pm
Meow

Love is… Love is… Love is… Love is… Love is… Feel. Read on

The Pleasure Point Quartet

Friday 10 June, 5pm
St Johns

A powerful and exciting group that play a wide variety of styles, from hard driving bop to beautiful ballads. Read on

Mahi presents B.Lo DJ Set

Friday 10 June, 11.55pm
Meow

A freakish mix of jazz, electro and dance. Read on

Me-N-Bob

Friday 10 June, 5.30pm
The 1815 Café & Bar, Wellesley Boutique Hotel

A vibrant and sophisticated cocktail of piano and voice. Read on

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Coltrane’s Sound

Friday 10 June, 6pm
The Rogue & Vagabond

Drummer Reuben Bradley and band present John Coltrane’s 1964 album. Read on

Ruth Armishaw

Friday 10 June, 6pm
Cin Cin

Spanning the vocal-jazz repertoire with quirk and charm, the perfect complement to your pre-show meal. Read on

Jura presents Three Tenors: Le Jazz Hot

Friday 10 June, 8pm
Caroline

As much frightening power as a cornered beast from three of the hottest sax men of the Festival. Read on

Price: $10

The Amazing Nina Simone

Friday 10 June, 6.30pm
Light House Cuba

The story of Americaʼs most overlooked musical genius. Read on

Price: $17.50

Live at CQ: Kevin Clark

Friday 10 June, 8pm
CQ Bar

The Tui Award winner and his group are synonymous with jazz in New Zealand. Read on

Nikita Tu-Bryant & Daniel Yeabsley

Friday 10 June, 8pm
Matterhorn

Reunited and stirring up some of their songs from Spooky, as well as more recent numbers. Read on

The Glory of Gershwin

Friday 10 June, 8.30pm
Old St Paul's

A celebration of one of the greatest songwriting teams of the early 20th century. Read on

Price: $30

Mahi & Braille Records present The Bung Notes

Friday 10 June, 9pm
Meow

Imagine Muddy Waters and John Coltrane playing jazz instrumental versions of Tom Waits. Read on

Price: $10

Dejablue

Friday 10 June, 9pm
Hotel Bristol

Jump swing of the 30s and 40s for the rock ’n’ roll generation. Read on

Rogue Classic Albums Live: Birds of Fire

Friday 10 June, 10pm
The Rogue & Vagabond

Drummer Shaun Anderson and band present The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1973 epic. Read on

Oy Azoy

Friday 10 June, 10pm
Havana

A colourful mix of klezmer, funk and Latin music. Read on

Price: $5

Mahi presents James Illingworth Trio

Friday 10 June, 7pm
Meow

A night of raucous outbursts and playful musical interpretations. Read on

Price: $10

NZSM Jazz Project: Workshop with Karrin Allyson

Friday 10 June, 9am
Memorial Theatre, Victoria University

The Grammy award nominee and vocalist shares some insights. Read on

The Laven-French Quintet

Friday 10 June, 7.30pm
Little Beer Quarter

Expect swingin' soul-jazz mayhem and fine tailoring. Read on

Shaken Not Stirred

Friday 10 June, 10.30pm
Southern Cross

Modern swing, Latin soul and sensual dark lounge in a show-stopping performance. Read on

JB3

Friday 10 June, 10pm
Hashigo Zake

JB as in saxophonist Jake Baxendale, with jazz, boogaloo, Latin, funk, soul and R&B. Read on

The Al Jenkins Band & Guests

Friday 10 June, 7.30pm
The Clubrooms, Seatoun

An eclectic mix of jazz and rhythm’n’ blues from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Read on

Jura presents Jazz DJ Set with The Linen Look

Friday 10 June, 10pm
Caroline

Coltrane crossed with Funkadelic, then filtered and deconstructed by Autechre and Aphex Twin. Read on

ŻIŁŁIONŻ & KING OYSTER

Friday 10 June, 8.30pm
Moon1

A double-header of hip hop, future funk, retro funk, space-fro and jazz fusion. Read on

Price: $10

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Friday 10 June, 10.50am
Light House Cuba

The classic documentary about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. Read on

Price: $17.50