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In 2017 the festival is in its 11th year and is running over Labour Weekend from October 20-23

There will be free performances at locations around the tram line by big bands from around the South Island. Events include 4 jazz workshops (open to anyone), a big band ball (featuring 5 bands), public performances, an opening concert by the All Girl Big Band featuring female artists through the decades,  and an amazing closing gala concert by Symposium featuring 10 stunning local vocalists!

 

GIG GUIDE

 

Download your full gig guide pdf here! BigBandFest 2017 Schedule

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The lovely Marc and Marley being helpful to street goers in New Regent St for the Big Band Festival 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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Timbre, texture, polyphonic rhythms - just a few of the elements of music shared to the New Regent crowd to end a mellow Saturday afternoon. Eight big band players worked those elements with precision and style. Our very own Wizard also came out to groove with the music - perched beside a road cone - now synonymous with ChCh - but thankfully as a keep safe from trams! How great are our organisers Judith and Tim Bell who have brought this festival to us all for Labour Weekend 2017. Reported by KBH ... See MoreSee Less

Timbre, texture, polyphonic rhythms - just a few of the elements of music shared to the New Regent crowd to end a mellow Saturday afternoon. Eight big band players worked those elements with precision...

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Nelson Jazz Club Big Band on now at New Regent Street.... and more bands coming up! ... See MoreSee Less

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