JIM 2018 Tickets on Sale Soon!

The 8th annual Jazz in Martinborough festival is happening from Thursday 30 August to Sunday 2 September! It’s only 6 weeks away – so make sure you join our mailing list now to get the chance of Earlybird tickets before they go on public sale and sell out (which they always do!).

Tickets for the three main acts will be available to mailing list subscribers on Tuesday 17 July and will be opened for public bookings the week after.

JiM 2018 Main Acts

This year’s Jazz in Martinborough theme will be Women in Jazz, to commemorate New Zealand’s world-leading granting of women the right to vote in 1893. New Zealand led the world 125 years ago, and we will honour that legacy with some fabulous women singing fabulous music.

  • Noir (Thursday 30 August)
  • Miho’s Jazz Orchestra (Friday 31 August)
  • Rodger Fox FunkBone Experience with Erna Ferry (Saturday 1 Seoptember)

The opening night of the festival on will feature the stylish Mary Watson and Noir, who have drawn big crowds to Peppers Parehua during previous JIM festivals. We are delighted to showcase Mary’s singing talents for a wider festival audience, and this year Mary has assembled a great band of super musicians who play a wide range of jazz with ease and style. 

Miho Wada’s Jazz Orchestra on Friday evening will be one to remember, as they always bring fabulous excitement and energy to their performances. Miho is a jazz floutist and her group has been together since 2011 and has released several albums, including one earlier this year. 

The headliner gig on Saturday sees the return of our Patron and New Zealand Jazz legend Rodger Fox, this time with the FunkBone Experience featuring three talented female artists, Erny Ferry (vocals), Eilish Wilson (saxophone) and Lauren Ellis (drums). They wield smoky licks, classic funk, down-home blues and remakes of classic jazz standards with a repertoire reading likes the who’s who of the funk jazz area.


JIM Anthology

Check out our Anthology to  find out more about any Jazz in Martinborough event. Here you will find a complete list of every artist who we have had the pleasure to work with, plus links to photos, videos and reviews of the event. If you don’t know what to expect at our annual jazz festival, check out the programme and photos from our 2017 festival.

If you have some of your own memories to share of a JIM event, please contact us at jazzinmartinborough@gmail.com so we can add them to our Anthology.