Festival regulars know to make a beeline for the fantastic food and family-friendly entertainment of Saturday's jazz-flavoured Wellington Night Market.
Among the bands on stage heating up Cuba Street's lower quarter will be Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band, Mundi and Chocolate Thunder.
Come join the feast for ears and taste buds - and don't be surprised if you find yourself dancing.
5pm-6.15pm: Chocolate Thunder
6.30pm-7.45pm: The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band
The Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band
Jazz, blues, stride piano, rock n' roll and dark calypso rhythms all come together and make up the Roseneath Centennial Ragtime Band's brooding sound, to create a live show with lots of energy and improvisation a-plenty.
Mundi’s music is like Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti meeting Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson- filled with global colours, grooves and influences. Composer and flautist for Mundi, Tamara Smith has travelled the world compiling inspiration for her compositions along the way - from performing in jazz clubs in Paris and recording an album in Sri Lanka, to learning traditional Indian flute by the Ganges and warding off Alligators in the heart of the Amazon.
Mundi’s music always explores new musical terrain. This concert will be a dual of woodwind and strings, hypnotic grooves and haunting melodies, percussion and drums, dancing and merriment.
Tamara is joined by brother Tyson Smith wielding the gat, Jake Baxendale (alto sax), Paul Mouncey (Bass) and Jonty O’Connor (drums).
At their Wellington Jazz Festival debut, Chocolate Thunder, Mount Cook's most sensuous musical maelstrom, present a selection of their favourite tunes by the likes of Vulfpeck, the Internet, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote and perhaps a few of their own songs. Chocolate Thunder comprise members of numerous fresh and already legendary Wellington acts, including Raw Collective, Tunes of I, Clube do Choro, the Wellington Mingus Ensemble, the Wellington City Shake-'Em-On-Downers, Glass Vaults and French For Rabbits. The ensemble features Moira Jones (vox), Conway Jeune (vox/guitar), Makura Tomoana (bass), Bryn van Vliet (saxophones), Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa (drums) and Leonardo Coghini (keys).
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