The Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festival is the second oldest jazz festival in New Zealand. More than 30 years the festival ran over Queens Birthday weekend but, through popularity and demand it was decided to expand to the six day long festival we now enjoy.
It's a week long event that everyone can get involved in, whether you're a seasoned jazz enthusiast, just beginning to learn what it's all about, or a complete stranger to these vibrant styles of music. We are very pleased with the festival line-up for this year.
A wide range of artists have been contacted to appear at this week-long event.