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Tickets are live for the GALA CONCERT with James Morrison!! Remember the Early Bird closes Sept 20.

Early bird prices until Sept 20

The 10th Big Band Festival will open with a bang. From 6.00-6.45 the Burnside High Big Band and Strings will perform some great arrangements by their director, Chris Petch.

Then from 7.30-8.45 the newly formed and already highly acclaimed All Girls Big Band will do a Natalie Cole tribute show. A wonderful start to a great weekend!

Big Band Festival 10th Anniversary Opening Concert

Sat Oct 22
Hornby Working Men's Club

Big Band Ball

Enjoy hearing lots of NZ Big Bands of all ages perform in fantastic locations around Christchurch in the 10th anniversary ChCh Big Band Festival over Labour Weekend!

17 Sept 7pm at the Piano
and 21 Oct at 6pm at St Margaret's (opening the Big Band Festival).
Don't miss this one!


Put Labour weekend Oct 21-24, 2016 in your diaries – This is the 10 year anniversary of the ChCh Big Band Festival so it will be a fabulous time to be celebrating and enjoying live big band jazz music.

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The Christchurch Big Band Festival has been organised and run by a committee of volunteers from local Big Bands and groups with common interest since 2007. It is currently run in collaboration with The Christchurch Jazz Foundation Trust which was formed in 2015 and is a Charitable Trust. Read more.