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

This year’s Festival will be held 19 – 23 October 2022.


The Festival’s Headliner Programme is curated by our Creative Director Marnie Karmelita and Director Ngā Toi Māori Mere Boynton and in 2022 features international GRAMMY-Award winning artists Lalah Hathaway (USA) and MonoNeon (USA), GRAMMY-nominated saxophonist Melissa Aldana (Chile), four brand new jazz commissions from Aotearoa New Zealand artists Seth Boy, Sally Gates and Olivier Holland as well as the soulful sounds of Louis Baker, plus jazz stalwart the Rodger Fox Big Band, get ready to amplify your Labour weekend.   


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 have now closed and will be released on 7 September.