He wrote the soundtrack to our lives with hits like ‘Be Mine Tonight’ , ‘Loyal’, ‘‘Slice of Heaven’, ‘Welcome Home’ and recent sold out shows at London, Glastonbury & Montreux Jazz Festivals. ONLY at the GOOD FRIDAY GROOVE on April 14th!
Good Friday Groove 4.45 - 6pm Buy Tickets Now
Originally with Fat Freddys Drop & Trinity Roots, Warren Maxwell’s “other band” Little Bushman have earned a committed live following with appearances such as Homegrown & WOMAD NZ, and Byron Bay Bluesfest. Hear them at the Good Friday Groove!
Good Friday Groove 3:15 – 4:30pm Buy Tickets Now
By day they’re the Supergroove horn section. By night Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson stalk the streets, their antique wind instruments shrieking wildly.
If you saw Melbourne’s “Sex on Toast” last year you’ll be pleased to see a return of some members in a new group “The Cactus Channel” - an 8 piece super-group from Melbourne, performing music described as “Cinematic Soul”. Don’t miss these guys!
Nestled somewhere between Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan and 70s Neil Young, Miles Calder & The Rumours’ brand of atmospheric Americana dresses Calder’s songs with striving harmonies and earthy tones.
Nichaud (nee-show) is Australia’s premier jazz stylist. She is guaranteed to leave you wanting more! Career highlights include a stellar performance at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2015 with her tribute to Peggy Lee. Don’t miss this exceptional talent - truly inspirational!
New Zealand's favourite jazz entertainers regularly tour the world. "Always playing to the crowd, Nairobi Trio have a winning formula that has the crowd hooked from the start" - Simon Sweetman. In concert with guests on Easter Saturday.
Founding member of seminal iconic kiwi band Hello Sailor, Harry’s solo set features popular songs from the Sailor songbook and some new material. A special one-off solo acoustic concert opportunity.
Artworks Theatre, Saturday 15 April 7:00 - 8:30pm Buy Tickets Now
Back by popular demand! Twisting the fabric of musical time, the Baby Shakes deliver infectious and surprising rhythm & blues. Framed by a horn section toting heavy licks, they know what to play when Sal says go. Go Sal!
Morra Hall, Friday 14 April 9 - 10:30pm Buy Tickets Now
Stefan has previously visited Waiheke as pianist with Solid Brew, but here he steps out with his own trio, after a hiatus living and gigging in Cologne, immersed in the vibrant Jazz scene there - a masterful Jazz pianist!
Returning for the third time, star of International Jazz Festivals across the globe, virtuoso violinist and vocalist George Washingmachine and his son Arthur swing like billio! Having just returned from Cuba, they are ready to rock!
Songwriter Katy Soljak & guitarist Mano Pratt are accompanied by Mano’s sons; Ngamanaaki (bass) & Uenuku on drums, creating some sultry grooves
Artworks Theatre, Saturday 15 April 12:00 - 1:00pm Buy Tickets Now
We welcome back Japanese-born New Zealander Miho Wada leads her pocket-sized orchestra on flute and saxophone, performing her unique style of music described as “Afro-Cuban flute meets J-Pop”.
Morra Hall, Saturday 15 April 3.15 - 5pm Buy Tickets Now
Since leaving NZ in 2011, guitarist PJ has become a well-respected member of the Australian music scene. He plays with Katie Noonan’s Vanguard. In 2014 he placed 3rd in the Australian National jazz awards. The trio features Max Alduca (bass) & Tim Geldens (drums).
Artworks Theatre, Saturday 15 April 1:30 - 3:00pmBuy Tickets Now
Start the old Model T and brew up some bathtub gin! The Wellington City Shake-’Em-On-Downers 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.
Dance the night away to a repertoire of vintage 1920s and 1930s jazz from this modern and charismatic seven-piece.
Featuring:Peter Wood playing Vibraphone, Piano, Vocals, accompanied by his sons, Jeremy on Drums, and Kirby on Double Bass/Piano, present a selection of Jazz Originals written by Peter & Kirby, and Selected Jazz Standards
Morra Hall, Saturday 15 April 1:30 - 3:00pm Buy Tickets Now
Be swept away by the beautiful swinging vocals of Allana Goldsmith as she takes you on a journey through Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald classics, joined by jazzheavyweights Jason Orme, Mark Baynes & Jo Shum