This is the Events Diary of gigs and events hosted by the Wellington Jazz Club, as well as other jazz gigs and jazz events around Wellington. To book tickets and tables go to Booking page on top menu.
NZ Airforce Jazz Orchestra
14 July 2019
At Meow 5:00 to 7:00 Sunday 14 July.
The Royal New Zealand Air Force Jazz Orchestra
The band has been swinging for dear life since the actual big band era. In 1937, from the inception of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, the Jazz Orchestra has been an integral part of the unit. The band performed throughout the pacific during the WWII and eventually settled into life as a part time unit based in Wellington.
These days they’re fortunate to have some of the most in-demand jazz musicians in the country at their disposal. The likes of Michael Taylor, Ben Hunt, Oscar Laven, Andre Paris, Leonardo Coghini and Darren Mathiassen to name a few. It’s from this immense pool of talent that the Jazz Orchestra is able to deliver an authentic Big Band experience; succinct ensemble and burning solos. Band will be lead by Alistair Isdale
As well as drawing inspiration from the likes of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Thad Jones; we’ll also feature a number of works from members of the band.