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June 2022

Young Jazz Band-It Competition

June 17

About the Young Jazz Band-it Competitions Closing date for video entries: Friday, 17 June 2022. The Young Jazz Band-it competitions, supported by Youthtown, have been developed to support jazz music programmes and jazz understanding through the distribution of New Zealand inspired, popular compositions arranged for secondary and intermediate school jazz ensembles. Created by Youthtown and the Aotearoa Jazz Education & Performance Charitable Trading Trust Inc. (CC56767) in association with Musicworks NZ and Victoria University of Wellington/Te Koki New Zealand School…

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August 2022

Strum Strike and Blow 2022

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 8:15 pm
Christchurch Arena, 55 Jack Hinton Drive
Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Strum Strike and Blow 2022 Wednesday August 10th 2022 Strum, Strike and Blow is an exciting amalgamation of the ChCh Marimba Festival and ChCh Uke Fest which will feature over 1000  students playing marimbas, ukuleles.  The Festival is run by Music Education Canterbury and Christchurch Civic Music Council and is in its 8th year and has usually been held in the Christchurch Arena. Once schools have registered they are given access to the music which will generally involve 4-5…

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September 2022

WeBO 2022

September 27 - September 29
Wellington College, 15 Dufferin St, Mount Victoria
Wellington, 6021 New Zealand
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New Zealand’s fastest growing National Festival that caters for all ensembles from Jazz Band, Concert Band, Stage bands, Orchestras and a mix of small ensembles. This year WeBO is bigger, brighter, and better than ever with activities, performances, concerts and workshops. Including performances and mentoring from the members from leading National bands and ensembles. WeBO offers both schools and community ensembles a truly encompassing festival. For schools, WeBO offers an all-in-one experience for all ensembles with the ability for the…

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October 2022

Christchurch Big Band Festival 2022

October 20 - October 24
Christchurch Canterbury New Zealand + Google Map

Annual Big Band Festival attracting all-age bands from around NZ. Includes Junior Jazz Jam - for primary school jazz bands ECE interactive jazz show Secondary school jazz big band performances in exciting locations around the city! Community and professional band performances Gala concert and guests Chch Youth Jazz Orchestra Workshops! and more Register your band at

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December 2022


December 12 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 4:30 pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade
Wellington, 6012 New Zealand
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Coordinated by Rodger Fox, Dave Lisik, and Ryan Brake. ​The National Jazz Workshops bring New Zealand's enthusiastic jazz students together with top jazz musicians and educators, working on instrument techniques, improvisation, theory, listening and ensemble performances. Students 19 and under with at least one year of experience on an instrument, are eligible. Registrations will be accepted for the following instruments: trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, drumset, vibraphone, clarinet, flute, or voice. The Jazz Workshops are held at the Victoria University of Wellington…

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