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Tauranga Jazz Festival

Tauranga Jazz Festival


Tauranga buzzes with excitement during the Tauranga Jazz Festival held each year on Easter Weekend.  This event is anticipated by many, with over 60,000 people converging on the city to enjoy the Festival.  TECT was delighted to help by contributing $75,000.  International headline acts, a programme of top New Zealand jazz musicians, sunny weather and a hugely popular Jazz Village are drawing more and more crowds each year.

TECT’s grants have been instrumental to introducing some new and more exciting, innovating additions to the Festival such as the Jazz Village, Jazz Steam Train and the Jazz Riverboat with resounding success.  The Historic Village on 17th Avenue is transformed into the Jazz Village with stages, stalls and an authentic jazz atmosphere.  Aspiring youth bands also showcase their talents in the contest for the coveted National Youth Jazz title. 

TECT Consumers also benefited with free family entry to the Jazz Village on presentation of their TECT Card.  Free family fun for everyone!

"TECT makes a real difference to the Festival.  From the calibre of artists invited to perform to the amount of large scale community activities and a healthier youth Jazz Competition are all an immediate result of TECT’s support"

Tauranga Jazz Society Inc


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