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National Jazz Festival: House of Jazz 'n Blues


Fri 18 Apr 2014, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Totara St, 11 Totara St, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $5.00
  • Tauranga Jazz Society Members: $0.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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The Mauao Performing Arts Centre throws the doors open on Friday 18 April and invites you to join them for a jazz-packed day. You can jam with the Joneses; learn tricks from the masters; or celebrate aspiring young musicians.

Kicking off at 10am, the Baby Jazz Series returns for the second year with young talented singers and instrumentalists aged between 8-15 years showcasing their talents.

At 11.15am multi-instrumentalist looping musician Adam Page’s workshop will take you on a journey of musical discovery. By choosing random names from participants Page reveals how a simple name can hold the most intricate of rhythms and the most beautiful melodies.

If you’re looking for some like-minded musos to jam with, then roll up at lunchtime with your instrument for the ‘have a go’ jam session. After lunch the Young Guns of the Blues hit the stage, with local musicians aged 8-14 years playing and singing the blues.

At 2.15pm Joel Shadbolt and Aaron Saxon will lead you through a hands-on, interactive guitar workshop, covering simple to advanced concepts and discussing techniques used by the great blues players of our time. Bring your guitar!