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

This year's Festival was held 5 – 9 June 2019.
Next year's Festival will be held 3 – 8 June 2020.


The Festival’s first release programme, announced 6 March 2019, is curated by our Creative Director Marnie Karmelita, and artists are programmed by invitation. We are always interested in hearing from artists and organisations, having conversations and exploring how your work aligns with our Festival. If you think you have an exciting proposal suitable for a future Wellington Jazz Festival, please email

Please note that the Festival receives a lot of information and is not always able to acknowledge receipt of, return, or offer assessment or feedback on material.


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 second release programme will be announced on 15 April 2019.

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