Get Involved

Last year's Festival was our biggest yet. We had more gigs, more people, and more fun. Now we're ready to do it all again, 7-11 June 2017. But we need your help. Host your own Wellington Jazz Festival event and get ready to join the party! Registrations are now open for our Jazz at Large and Jazz Bites programme. 




But what's in it for me?

From a sold-out crowd to a cosy booth for two, the cool capital comes out to play at this annual mid-winter musical feast. And with a growing national profile (last year a third of our ticket buyers came from outside the Wellington Region), it's a perfect opportunity to grow your business at this traditionally quiet time of year.

Register your jazz/funk/blues/soul flavoured happening and we'll promote it alongside our line-up of award-winning international artists performing in the Opera House. You'll see your event here on our new website, in our more-pages-than-ever printed event programme (if you're registered before 15 March), plus we'll supply you with signage to help promote your very own jazz hot spot.

There are two ways to get involved:

Jazz At Large

Are you a musician? Or perhaps you run a great Wellington venue. If so, we make it easy to host your own Wellington Jazz Festival gig. In 2016 our venues and artists alike wowed the crowds with an amazing Jazz At Large line-up. From jam sessions to live album recordings - there were 140 gigs at more than 35 city-wide venues.

Jazz Bites

You don't even have to host a live music gig to get a piece of the action. Cafes and restaurants can register 'jazz hot' food and drink offers too.  Last year we also had a jump in the number of venues offering (and people buying) our Jazz Bites food and drink specials. 

Key Dates

Plan to be a part of the buzz in 2017 and diary these dates now:

9 March | Headliner gigs announced
19 April | Local gigs announced
28 April | Printed programme distributed (85,000 copies!)
7-11 June | 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival


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