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

This year's Festival will be held 18 - 22 November 2020.


In 2020 the Festival's Headliner Programme, curated by our Creative Director Marnie Karmelita, features Kiwi jazz-infused hip-hop group Avantdale Bowling Club and the Commission Series, which will feature brand new work composed by New Zealand musicians Blair Latham, Kevin Field, Riki Gooch and Anita Schwabe. These Commissions were made possible by the generous support of Creative New Zealand and Todd Foundation.


Musicians and venues are also invited to host their own Wellington Jazz Festival events – to be promoted through the Wellington Jazz Festival marketing and media channels. The full Festival Line-up will be announced on 29 September 2020.

You can find out more about registering a Wellington Jazz Festival event on our Get Involved page.