12–6pm Friday 18 April
$39 - kids under 12 FREE
Gordons Rd, Rocky Bay
Fun for all the family.
Food stalls and licensed Bar
Take the Jazzabout Bus
12–5pm Saturday 19 April
12–5pm Sunday 20 April
$39 a day
kids under 12 FREE
Take the Jazzabout Bus
The Jazzabout Bus departs Matiatia at regular intervals and circles round the 3 daytime venues. A great daytrip and a fun way to see Waiheke!
3 All-weather venues: The Bay (Matiatia), The Waiheke Island Resort (Palm Beach) and the Festival Club at Waiheke Island Resort.
See up to 7 local and international acts a day btween 12 noon and 5pm.
Jazzabout Bus Pass:
- One Day - $10
- 3 day combo - $25
Open Return Ferry & Jazzabout Bus:
One Day - $45
3 Days - $60
7-10pm Fri 18 April
7-10pm Sat 19 April
$39 a show
The Evening Concert Series is always a special feature of the festival.
In 2014 the headline concerts offer a double bill each night at the Waiheke Island Resort, the Festival Club and The Bay.
11pm-2am Fri 18 April
11pm-2am Sat 19 April
$25 each night
Waiheke Island Resort
"Where the stars come out to play" - The Late Night Supper Club at the Waiheke Island Resort is the best way to relax and unwind. Featuring on Friday 18th April "BlackSandDiva" and on Saturday 19th April "Sal Valentine & the Babyshakes". Bring your dancing shoes!
We press on into the wee small hours with "In Transit" on the Friday and "Solid Brew" on the Saturday.
The Late Night Supper club - don't miss it!
Limited tickets available.
7-10pm Sunday 20 April - $30 Door Sales Only
Featuring the Stars of the Festival in one final concert to round off a great weekend!
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Getting to Waiheke
Book early for Supersaver fares on selected sailings at Sealink
Fullers will be running a Jazzabout bus Fri/Sat/Sun. This service will operate during the hours of 11am – 5pm, for any Jazzabout Day pass holders wishing to get around the various venues. Tickets for this are available from the bus drivers for only $10/day or special packages are available from Fullers.
1 Day - $10, 3 Day Combo - $25
Open return ferry & Jazzabout bus: 1 Day - $45, 3 days - $60
Wine, Dine & All That Jazz
Enjoy a Jazz menu for lunch and evening dining at The Bay, Waiheke Island Resort and The Festival Club. A variety of local food stalls will be available at Rangihoua Estate on Good Friday. All venues are fully licensed and will be serving delicious "All That Jazz" wines.
Book your tickets online from www.iticket.co.nz or phone iTicket on (09)361-1000. Booking fee applies.
The Phoenix Foundation
Luke Buda, Sam Scott, Conrad Wedde & Will Ricketts have been performing together since their paths crossed at Wellington High School in the great-grunge-age of the mid 1990s. If you’d like to know the complete history of the band feel free to find any members past or present wandering the streets of Wellington and offer them a shilling for their troubles. Aiii! Tis a good wee yarn.
Good Friday Groove, 4.45-6pm, Fri 18Artist Website
Sola Rosa Sound
With six albums under his belt, a raft of accolades and well over a decade of producing genre-splitting music, Andrew Spraggon’s work as Sola Rosa has cemented him as one of the world's most exciting and versatile producers. From a humble, self-released one man project, Sola Rosa has grown to a live collective of international repute.
The Bay, 8.30-10pm, Sat 19Artist Website
Feeling all strung out? Life in a spin? George presents his Australian Quartet "Feel the Manouche" and when it comes to knuckle-busting feats on a violin, George doesn't play second fiddle to anyone. George’s seductively smoochy vocals have made him one of Sydney's most sought after entertainers.
The Festival Club, 8.30-10.30pm, Fri 18
The Festival Club, 2.30-5pm, Sat 19
Waiheke Island Resort, 7-8.15pm, Sat 19
Waiheke Island Resort, 12-2.15pm, Sun 20
The Eastern are a string band that roars like a punk band, that swings like a gospel band, that drinks like a country band, that works like a bar band, that hopes like folk singers, and sings love songs like union songs, and writes union songs like love songs, and wants to slow dance and stand on tables, all at the same time.
The Bay, 7-8.15pm, Fri 18
The Bay, 3.30-5pm, Sat 19
The Festival Club, 8.30-10.30pm, Sat 19
Waiheke Island Resort, 2.30-5pm, Sun 20
Solid Brew is a progressive blues and jazz-rock unit. They celebrate their soulful connection with a wide variety of expressive and well rounded songs, loaded with groove explosions and thrilling improvisations. Each band member is in high demand in Germany and when they get together, their friendship and professionalism are the essential ingredients for a unique brew.
With a new home, new management and a brand new E.P. entitled "Other Ghosts", Five Mile Town are poised to continue their climb up the ranks of the music industry. Past festival favourites, the band return from Melbourne in April 2014 for a one-off performance at the Waiheke International Jazz Festival followed by a nationwide tour.
Jan Hellriegel makes a rare performance with her full band - featuring a who's who of the NZ music scene. In 2013 this pioneering NZ singer-songwriter celebrated the release of "Lost Songs" - a collection of previously unreleased singles and studio demos from the 90s and early 2000s that was until recently gathering dust and spiders in an Auckland garage.
Good Friday Groove, 1-2pm, Fri 18Artist Website
New Zealand's favourite jazz entertainers, Nairobi Trio are gifted musicians and entertainers, regularly performing to audiences around the world. "Always playing to the crowd, Nairobi Trio has a winning formula and has the crowd hooked from the start" - Simon Sweetman, The Dominion
Waiheke Island Resort, 8.30-10pm, Sat 19Artist Website
Wellington City Shake-Em-On-Downers
Start the old Model T and brew up some bathtub gin! These guys are here to deliver the most scintillating swing, the most dapper Dixieland and the nastiest ole New Orleans sound to be found outside of a speakeasy.
Waiheke Island Resort, 8.30-10pm, Fri 18
Waiheke Island Resort, 2.30-5pm, Sat 19
The Festival Club, 7-8.15pm, Sat 19
The Festival Club, 2.30-5pm, Sun 20
Sal Valentine has twisted the fabric of musical time, seen the face of Basie, and lived to deliver to you infectious, fresh and surprising rhythm and blues. The Sal Valentine soul is framed by big-band horns toting heavy licks that would be at home in the roaring 20s, and a rhythm div that knows what to play when Sal says go.
The Bay, 8.30-10pm, Fri 18
The Supper Club, 11pm-12.30am, Saturday Night,
The Bay, 3.45-5pm, Sunday 20
Over the past few years Kevin has toured New Zealand with The Streets and Nathan Haines, he has also worked with NZ artists Pieter T, Lauren Mitchell, Kevin Field and is currently recording and touring with Sola Rosa.
He performs at the Good Friday Groove with UK vocalist Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx, Michael Bublé) and NZ singer/songwriter Huia Hamon
A completely unique sound blending blues, calypso, and swing with her smokey voice, vintage banjo-ukelele, Cousin Alice is accompanied by a bevy of top jazz musicians. "A cross between Tom Waits, Peggy Lee and Marianne Faithful".
"Afro-Cuban ﬂute meets J-Pop" - Back in 2014 by popular demand, Miho and her unique multi-national pocket-sized jazz orchestra make a real impression. Don’t miss their one-off concert on Saturday 19th at the Waiheke Island Resort.
Waiheke Island Resort, 12-2.15pm, Sat 19Artist Website
This 5-piece delivers a wild kind of Aotearoa soul. Whiskey smooth vocals, infused with a sophisticated South Pacific soul groove. Aretha Franklin meets Joan Jett, Diana Krall, and Amy Winehouse. A real treat at the Good Friday Groove and Friday night at the Supper Club.
A new jazz group with a fresh set of original music, In Transit perform with a spirit of freedom and innovation - Tom Ludvigson (piano), Aaron Coddel (bass), and Tim Whitehead (drums). At the Jazz festival the group expand to a quartet. Definitely worth a look!!
The Supper Club, 12.30am, Friday Night
Kingsley Melhuish (trumpet, trombone, tuba and conch) fronts a unique group featuring jazz greats Neil Watson on guitar, Sam Giles playing the bass & Chris O'Connor on drums. Special appearance at the Jazzabout.
The Bay, 12-1.30pm, Sat 19Artist Facebook Page
A high-energy, vocally based three-piece jazz-rock outfit from Waiheke, the group comprise Canadian composer/keyboardist/vocalist John Mackay, well-known Kiwi bassist/vocalist Chris Orange and drummer Manuel Kahura. Their songs are uniquely original, with influences crossing many genres.
The Bay, 12-1.30pm, Sun 20Artist Facebook Page
Chelsea Prastiti is an up-and-coming jazz vocalist on the Auckland scene. She recently graduated with Honours from the jazz programme at Auckland University. Her musical influences range from 20th century classical composers to hip-hop. One to look out for!
The Festival Club, 12-2.15pm, Sat 19Artist Facebook Page
Paul's voice is unsurpassed. His years running the Southern Comfort Jazz & Blues Festival with Tommy Adderley, as vocalist in Rock Candy and many other great NZ groups are evident in his delivery - a treat for jazz lovers. Paul will also appear in the Violin Summit at the Grand Finale Concert. Expect the unexpected!
Roving BuskerArtist Facebook Page