2022 Wellington Jazz Festival

Get ready to amplify your Labour weekend with the 2022 Wellington Jazz Festival! Mai tawhiti, mai tata - featuring more than 100 gigs across the capital’s bars, eateries, and venues, experience a global playlist, including international GRAMMY-award winning artists and well-known jazz talents from Aotearoa.

Our 2022 First Release Headliners and Sunday Mixtape Headliners are on public sale!

Experience the incredible voice of five-time GRAMMY winner Lalah Hathaway (USA), the funky tunes of experimental bassist and GRAMMY winner MonoNeon (USA), the fluid harmonies and grooving jazz from GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Melissa Aldana (Chile), the soulful vibes and unique vocal stylings of Louis Baker (Aotearoa) and the melodic sounds of jazz stalwart the Rodger Fox Big Band (Aotearoa).

And be the first to experience fresh new jazz in Sunday Mixtape from three of Aotearoa’s most exciting musicians and composers, bassist Seth Boy, experimental guitarist Sally Gates, and bassist and arranger Olivier Holland. Commissioned by the Wellington Jazz Festival, the Sunday Mixtape spans genres and styles and offers you the opportunity to explore three unique sounds in one afternoon.

Don't forget to explore our Full Line-up - with everything from brand new music, to album releases, to tribute acts, this will not be a weekend you'll want to miss.


Kua wātea ngā tīkiti tuku tuatahi hei hoko mā koutou, ki tēnei whetiwara tautito e whakatairanga I ngā kaitoi tautito mai i tawhiti o te ao, mai i tata o Aotearoa.

Toro mai ki te kāhui tohunga nei. Ki a Lalah Hathaway (USA) e rima ngā tohu GRAMMY kua riro I a ia. Ki te whanaki rongo a MonoNeon (USA). Ki te aiō o ngā waiata pūtohe a Mellissa Aldana (Chile). Ki te oro whakapiki wairua o Louise Baker (NZ). Otirā ki te pako o ngā waiata a te Rodger Fox Big Band (NZ).

Toro mai ki ngā ringatoi nei o Aotearoa, ki a Seth Boy, ki a Sally Gates, rātou ko Olivier Holland.

He mea whakarite a Sunday Mixtape e Te Taurima Tautito o Pōneke. Inā ngā momo waiata ka rangona, ā ka rangona katoatia i te pō kotahi.