The Wellington Jazz Festival usually pulls together a great line-up, we’re talking over 100 gigs in just a few days. A real showcase for local talent – and of course some international headliners.
The full reveal is a week or so away – but the international headliners have been confirmed.
And it’s one of the best sets of talent the Jazz Festival has ever offered.
Check it out!
(Click on the artist-link to learn more and on the date-link to go to booking info)
Herbie Hancock has had an unparalleled influence on acoustic and electronic jazz and R&B for more than five decades. In 2019, the 79-year-old maestro remains at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a master at play. Wednesday 5 June 8pm
Ambrose Akinmusire aspires to create richly textured emotional landscapes that tell stories of the community, record the time and change the standard. Ambrose’s acclaimed quartet will deliver a powerful performance of genre-defying music that sits within the centre and at the periphery of jazz, while intersecting the circles of hip-hop and classical music. Thursday 6 June 8pm
Ghost-Note promises seductive danceable grooves and a contagious feel-good energy. Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi-Grammy Award-winning percussion duo of Robert ‘Sput’ Searight and Nate Werth joined by a stelllar line up of next level musicians, this is one energy-charged evening not to be missed.Friday 7 June 8pm
Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor. Her critically-acclaimed album Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women, celebrates the achievements of esteemed female composers including Brenda Russell, Sade, Tracy Chapman, Kate Bush, Angela Bofill, Joni Mitchell and Linda Creed. Saturday 8 June 8pm
The Wellington Jazz Festival runs 5-9 June 2019 – for more information click here and stay tuned for the full-lineup announcement, due mid-April.