Port on board for Jazz Festival

Tauranga Jazz Society’s Wayne Melville, Port of Tauranga chief executive Leonard Sampson, and Tauranga Jazz Society chairman Jeff Baker.

The organisation of the 2022 National Jazz Festival is now in full swing, and between April 12-18 next year, Tauranga can look forward to some fantastic live music throughout the city.

Tauranga Jazz Society is getting prepared. “Everything is on track for another great festival full of fantastic music and fun for everyone,” says festival manager Marc Anderson.

“Top-class musicians are coming from all over New Zealand and there’s also a special guest from Australia.

“We are particularly excited to welcome Port of Tauranga as principal partner to the 59th National

Jazz Festival. Port of Tauranga does so much for our community, and we thank them and look

forward to them being on board.”

Port of Tauranga chief executive Leonard Sampson says they’re delighted to partner with one of New Zealand’s iconic events.

“The National Jazz Festival holds a special space in the heart of our community,” says Leonard. “We are very pleased to lend our support to ensure the 2022 festival continues to entertain and uplift thousands of locals and visitors while bringing economic benefit to our region.”

With Port of Tauranga being principal partner, along with continued support from Tauranga City

Council and TECT, Tauranga’s National Jazz Festival will be a week-long music extravaganza, so make

sure to be in Tauranga the week leading up to and during Easter 2022, to experience great live music at the longest-running Jazz Festival in the southern hemisphere.


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