Thank you for your interest in performing at the Wellington Jazz Festival.

This year’s Festival will be held 25 – 29 October 2023.


The Festival’s Headliner Programme is curated by our Creative Director Marnie Karmelita and Director Ngā Toi Māori Mere Boynton and in 2023 features international multi GRAMMY-Award winning artist Cécile McLorin Salvant (USA)​​​, ​electrifying live performers GoGo Penguin (UK)​, ​​​​​Rodger Fox Big Band collaborating with hip-hop legend King Kapisi and a celebration of Amy Winehouse’s 40th birthday with the Back to Black ​​at the Michael Fowler Centre, and ​ARIA-nominated Zela Margossian Quintet​ ​performing ​​​at Meow.


Musicians and venues are also invited to host their own Wellington Jazz Festival events as part of the Full Line-up. Events in the Full Line-up will be promoted through the Wellington Jazz Festival marketing and media channels alongside our Headliner Programme. Registrations for the Full Line-up are still open and will be released on 30 August.