Two of the hottest Big Bands in Wellington live at the Realm.
The Capital City Big Band (CCBB) is a staple of the local music scene and features top local musicians. With Umar Zakaria as the musical director and weekly rehearsals, CCBB members are drawn together by their love of jazz and big band music.
Opening for the CCBB is Wellington's newest student Big Band. The Wellington Youth All-star Big Band is an auditioned group featuring young musicians from local high schools. Sponsored by MusicWorks and under the directorship of Greg Crayford and Liam Boyle, with support from Rodger Fox, the band showcases that jazz is in good hands!