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.

Our Patrons

Platinum

Archibald Family
Richard Stone and Dennis Roberts
van der Boyes Family Trust
Peter and Mary Biggs
Helena and James Brow
Sir Roderick and Lady Gillian Deane

Gold

Paul and Sheryl Baines
Dame Kerry Prendergast and Rex Nichols
Maurice and Kaye Clarke
Dilys Grant and Annabel McCallum

Silver

David Goddard and Liesel Theron
Anna Kominik and David Cunliffe
Matt Whimp and Sarah Kemp
Nicola Saker and Mark O’Regan
Paul Ridley-Smith and Felicity Wong
Jane and Michael Hall
Geoff Dangerfield and Claire Douglas
Tim Brown and Gael Webster
John Allen and Janie Pack
Stephen Kos and Jocelyn Afford
Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne
Howard Greive and Gabrielle McKone
Fay Paterson and Brett Gawn
Kate and Adam Thornton
Gill Newland and Richard Abbott

Bronze

Dinah and Robert Dobson
Lyn an Murray King
E Professor Les Holborow and E Prof Elizabeth McLeay
Tim Stephens and Sarah Bartlett
Gordon and Marie Shroff
John and Rachel Ryan
Jill Shepherd
Peter Chemis and Jane McDiamid
Leona Wilson
Matt and Adie McClelland
David and Heather Hutton
Ruth and Peter Graham
Kate Parsonson
Susan Freeman-Greene and Craig Stevens
Jane Meares and Denis Clifford
Kathy Jones and David Long
Campbell McLachlan and Rhona Fraser
Jeremy Winter and Judy Francis
Cathy Ferguson and Michiel During
Kim Davies and Andrew Kibblewhite

Patron

Virginia Breen
Chris McGrath
Mary Marshall
Allison and Victor Diem
Chris and Moyra Scanlon
Bronwyn Monopoli
Susan and Nigel Isaacs
Katie Chalmers and Michael Baker
Jackie and Joe Pope
Bronte Morris and Fiona Allen
Renata Minetto
Tom and Jan Huppert
Mike and Mazz Scannell
Margaret and Roger Sainty
Barbara Blake
Hilary Patton and Shirley Gainsford
Marion and Paul Frater
Errol and Jennifer Clark
Alison Franks and John Bristed
Bernadette and Mark Leadbitter
Sharon and Tom Greally
Carole Hicks
Michael and Kristin Gibson
Jane Kominik
Mike Camp and Anne Gaskell
Dr W Stokes and Mrs Mary Jo Taylor
Justin and Liz Lester
Judy Salmond
Rachel Metson and Paul Foley
Meg Williams and Olly Bisson
Margie Beattie and John Barlow
Carolyn Hooper and Terry Friel
Susan Timmins and Kerry Hollingsworth
Dame Fran Wilde
Ann Mildenhall
Rosemary Bradford and India Korner
Jeff and Jess Staniland
Carolyn Henwood
Anne Rice and Greg Kelly
Alan Judge and Catherine Shaw
Bridgit Sissons and Matt Yarnell
Julie Elstone
Suz and Peter Hausmann
Sue Elliott and Craig Smith
Greg Thomas and Jacquie Wilson
Ruth Lavelle-Treacy
Ross Steele
Carla and John Wild
Anne Shaw
Annie and Chris May
Liz Gibbs
Jen McDonald
Jenny Morel and Alan Bollard
Chris and Kate Abbott
Verity and Rupert Mackintosh

Launchpad Patrons

Jan Morgans
Elisa Puccioni
Beth Brash

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