THE TARANAKI JAZZ CLUB
The Taranaki Jazz Club is held from 4.30pm (doors open at 4.00pm) at The Mayfair, Devon St West, opposite TSB Showplace. Jazz Club members and the general public are treated to top-line local and North Island jazz bands as well as the occasional visiting international group. Please refer to our What's On page for dates and acts.
Previously a major movie theatre, The Mayfair has been refitted for events such as ours. The historic art deco decor has been preserved which so lends itself to jazz music.
Meals are of the highest standard available at reasonable prices throughout club day and immediately after performances. There will be Food & Drink Specials available as well as table service for snacks ordered at the bar.
A community, not-for-profit enterprise, the Taranaki Jazz Club is run by a dedicated committee whose commitment is to both the music and an enjoyable, friendly experience for the audience. The AGM is held in September each year.
In 1995 two well known musicians, Bob Campbell and the late Warren Orr, with assistance from The Manawatu Jazz Club, were instrumental in forming The Taranaki Jazz Club.
The first committee was almost entirely from Natural Gas Jazz Band; Warren Orr President, Michael Petrov Treasurer, Don Boyd Secretary and committee members Alison Hale, Keith Cramer and Feike de Bock. Sue Arbaugh, Louise Moore, Allan Jamieson were also on the early committees.
We invite people of all age groups to become members and enjoy the discounted admission fee and monthly newsletter benefits.