The annual Wellington Jazz Festival is a high note of the Aotearoa music calendar, heating up the capital with a mid-winter culture hit. Featuring the magical live sound of some of music’s finest national and international artists, there are fun times and music in the streets for all.

In 2016 more than 25,000 people joined the party - we can't wait to see you there in 2017!

Contact Us

+64 4 473 0149



St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

PO Box 10113, The Terrace, Wellington 6143, New Zealand

Festival Board

Chair Geoff Dangerfield
Howard Greive
Arthur Grimes
John Ryan
Elizabeth Kerr
Paul Ridley-Smith
Justin Lester

Festival Staff

Artistic Director - Shelagh Magadza
Executive Director - Meg Williams
Executive Coordinator - Suzy Cain
Head of Marketing and Development - Amy Dewes
Marketing and Communications Manager - Lara Signal
Media Communications Advisor – Sarah Chandler
Partnerships Coordinator - Jimata Abel
Marketing Intern - Darshana Patel
Head of Programming - Marnie Karmelita
Programme Manager - Eva Prowse
Logistics Manager - Josefine Beech
Head of Technical and Production - Nick Kyle
Head of Business Services - Leanne Greenwood
Assistant Accountant - Soichi Mukai


Thanks to our Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution of our 2017 Festival Partners and Funders. Their investment enables us to present this programme – and contributes to the ongoing cultural vibrancy of New Zealand. 

We believe in partnership, not sponsorship. Our strategy is to nurture sustainable and truly collaborative partnerships with families of right-fit corporate sponsors on both a national and local level. We want to collaborate with you to develop a bespoke partnership package that ticks all the boxes – fulfilling your corporate social responsibility objectives, targeting key markets and delivering a valuable return on investment.

Contact us if you would like to find out more about supporting the Wellington Jazz Festival.


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