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20Jan
Mud Dog Run
20 January

It's time to have some fun in the mud with your pooch! Tauranga City Council & Western Bay of Plenty District Council have combined to organise this event at TECT All Terrain Park.   Read more

26Jan
Blackcaps v India - 2nd ODI
26 January

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more

28Jan
Blackcaps v India - 3rd ODI
28 January

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more

09Mar
Le Diner en Blanc
09 March

Le Diner en Blanc Tauranga will be gracing our fine shores once again, activating one of the most beautiful spots in the Bay.  Read more

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019

05 April to 21 April

The National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga from Apr 5 – 21, 2019. With performances from some of the best jazz musicians from Aotearoa and around the world - Think Jazz. Think Tauranga.

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06 Apr
42nd National Youth Jazz Competition
05 April to 06 April

Young jazz stars of the future compete for trophies and glory! The National Youth Jazz Competition showcases the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools across New Zealand.  Read more

05Apr
Sumo Jazz in concert
05 April

Kiwi jazz masters Sumo Jazz bring their original jazz funk to Tauranga! Joined by Dr Rodger Fox (trombone), Dr Dave Wilson (sax), Dixon Nacey (guitar). Listen as they explore the edge of jazz.  Read more

18Apr
Secret Islands Sextet
18 April

The latest from NZ jazz innovator Jim Langabeer, this eclectic ensemble of Auckland’s leading jazz musicians have been developing a new kind of Aotearoa jazz   Read more

19Apr
Allana Goldsmith - Tribute to Ella and Sarah
19 April

In the tradition of divas of the past & with a voice that would melt honey, Allana & her band channel the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in a tribute to two of the greatest jazz divas of all time.  Read more


19Apr
Charlie Parker with Strings: Featuring Dick Oatts
19 April

American alto-saxophonist Dick Oatts combines with The New Zealand String Quartet & Rodger for a concert of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker’s most memorable work with Strings – jazz standards with a twist of bebop.  Read more

20Apr
Queen City Big Band
20 April

A matinee show of classic Big Band music from festival favourite Queen City Big Band. Playing tunes from Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddie Rich & big band music of today like Big Phat Band and Michael Bublé  Read more

20Apr
Duelling Pianos
20 April

Get set for a boogie woogie play off as jazz piano gunslingers Ben Wilcock and Dayle Jellyman go head to head with referee John Rae on drums.  Read more

20Apr
Bella Kalolo
20 April

Be spellbound as NZ’s soul diva Bella Kalolo delves into the songs of Aretha Franklin. Bella and her amazing band, The Atmos, pay RESPECT to Aretha bringing you a show that’ll take you back to those Aretha-classics!   Read more


21Apr
Kim Paterson Quintet
21 April

Kim Paterson is a living musical legend, from his time in Australia in the 60s with Bernie McGann playing jazz that was ground-breaking, through to his work with Dr Tree, Space Case and Jazzmobile.  Read more

21Apr
Hollie Smith - A special night of Jazz
21 April

Witness Hollie Smith present a unique one-off jazz inspired concert.   Read more

21Apr
Antipodes - Good Winter
21 April

Antipodes is an ocean-spanning collaboration of NZ and AUS musicians, formed in Berlin.   Read more