Taranaki Jazz Club

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We said it last month and have to say it again! 

There's so much local jazz talent to choose from, and after last month's superb performance by Blue Sky Project and The Mike Gordon Trio another
Taranaki band is an absolute must to demonstrate our versatility in jazz!


Our August event features our local “Gentlemen of Jazz” which consists of not only 6 of our region's top musicians but among them most of our top jazz tutors. Between them the members of Out to Brunch have taught and mentored some of our finest young musicians who have gone on to either tertiary study or to form their own formidable bands based mainly in Wellington, the home of The NZ School of Music.

Led by well known guitarist Ross Halliday the other members of Out to Brunch are Robin Wells (saxophone), Stewart Maunder (saxophone/trumpet/flute), Chris Gimblett (vocals/keyboard) Tobias Wright (bass) and Fraser Brenner (drums).

During Out To Brunch’s lengthy career it has gained accolades for its rich and full arrangements, from great jazz standards to more contemporary swing, latin and funk.  The harmonic blend of Robin Wells and Stewart Maunder's saxophones is a highlight, complementing a full sounding rhythm section and fine vocal renditions of some of jazz's great classics. On Sunday August 4th,  you are assured of a wide range of enjoyable jazz from these talented experts.

Doors open at 4pm for a 4 30pm start. Entry General $30, members $15, students, $4

Bring your friends & family and show support for more amazing local talent

4.30pm, Sunday, August 4th

(Doors open 4pm)


Devon St West. New Plymouth

General $30. Visiting and local Jazz Club members $15. Students $4

New members welcome - Subscriptions usually: $25 Single. $50 Double


Because of a clash with a high school national competition

our annual fundraiser for the schools and AGM will now be


AGM prior to event 3pm at The Mayfair

We need your attendance and feedback!


TARANAKI JAZZ CLUB AGM 3pm, Sunday August 8th at 3pm, The Mayfair.

This Thursday from 6.30 pm as always The Mike Gordon Jazz Trio plays at The Fitz (formerly The Fitzroy Tavern).

Join them for an evening of top music, a pub meal and great company. 6.30pm to 8.30pm for the band, but stay as late as you wish.

2019Taranaki Jazz Club events

(From 4.30 - Doors open at 4.00pm)

February 10th: 'The Little bBlast Orchestra from Wellington

March 3rdt: 'Ritz' Big Band - Taranaki

April 7th: 'High Society Show Band' - Wellington

May 5th: Lauren Nottingham - Wellington

June 2nd: Michael Taylor "Plays Louis" - Wellington

July 1st: 'Blue Skies Project' & Mike Gordon Trio - Taranaki

August 4th: 'Out to Brunch' Taranaki's Gentlemen of Jazz

September 8th : 'Secondary School Jazz Bands.' AGM prior

October 6th: 'JC & The Disciples of Swing' - Wellington

November 3rd: 'The Great Taranaki Steam Band' -

December 1st: 'RiverCity Jazz Men' - Christchurch


 Start times are now from 4.30pm with doors opening strictly at 4.00pm.