The annual Wellington Jazz Festival is the highlight of Aotearoa’s mid-winter music calendar, featuring some of the finest musicians from across New Zealand and around the globe. For 2021, the Festival will again be focusing on the sounds and talents of Aotearoa. 

Jazz aficionados and intrepid newcomers will be able to explore an explosion of gigs across the city,  spreading the magic of jazz throughout the capital’s streets, cafes, bars and live music venues.

Join us and play local, 9 – 13 June 2021.

Ko te Taurima Tautito o Pōneke te kaiwhakamahana i te ao pūoro i te pū o te takurua, kei konā hoki hetehi o ngā mana nui o te puoro tautito o Aotearoa, otirā o te ao whānui tonu. Mō te tau 2021, e aro anō ana te taurima nei ki ngā pūkenga maha o Aotearoa.

Ka tāea e ngā pononga tautito, me ngā pononga hou te whai whēako i roto i te mātotorutanga o te ao waiata tautito, horapa ana ki ngā tiriti o te taone matua, i ngā pāpara, i ngā waahi kai anō hoki.

Haere mai, kia tākaro ā rohe tātou, 9 – 13 o Hune 2021

Our People

Festival Team

Marnie Karmelita
Creative Director

Mere Boynton
Director Ngā Toi Māori

Meg Williams
Executive Director

Angela Green
Head of Programming (Deputy Executive Director)

Amy Dewes
Head of Audience and Partnerships

Paul O'Brien
Head of Technical and Production

Tama Ale Samoa
Pouārahi Māori

Sasha Gibb
Producer

Lauren Day
Programme Coordinator

Madeline Bush
Audience and Partnerships Coordinator

Margie Beattie
Philanthropy Advisor

Elizabeth Laing
Finance Manager

Serena Cook
Accounts Assistant

Deanne Rutherford
Executive Coordinator

Festival Board

Geoff Dangerfield
Chair

Matt Bale

Charles Royal Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngā Puhi

Elizabeth Kerr MNZM

His Worship, Andy Foster, Mayor of Wellington

Anna Kominik

Susan Freeman-Greene

Wayne Mulligan Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Maniapoto

Allan Frost


Our Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution of our Festival Partners and Funders. Find out more about how to Become a Partner.