This centenary year of Charles Mingus’ birth deserves to be a landmark celebrated everywhere creative music thrives. A composing genius and double bass virtuoso, the LA-raised original disrupted jazz.

Mingus’s 100th birthday is celebrated with three of the most exciting, award winning young jazz musicians in Aotearoa: Jack Harris (sax), Louis Holland (trombone) and Theo Thompson (guitar). Alongside them is a rhythm section of international repute, John Rae (drums), Ben Wilcock (piano) and Patrick Bleakley (bass). The ensemble will be performing some of Mingus’ best and most loved compositions in a concert to excite jazz lovers everywhere.




Eclectic spot offering modern New Zealand food, spirits and live music amid midcentury furniture and electronics. All Wellington Jazz Festival shows at Meow will start at the advertised time.