Jazz in Martinborough 2021 Festival

The 10th annual festival of Jazz in Martinborough returns this year with two ticketed concerts in our fabulous Town Hall and many free gigs at local bars, cafes and restaurants.

The festival kicks-off on Friday, 3 September when award-winning pianist Duncan Haynes presents tunes that celebrate legendary jazz vocalists and features songs from the beautiful ballad Lush Life all the way through to Coltrane’s 26-2, with a bunch of swinging tunes and great soloists in between. This will be the third session for Directions in Jazz, an ongoing project to share the joy of improvised music with a wider audience

Then on Saturday 4 September the sensational Miho’s Jazz Orchestra will play a unique blend of world music and jazz, as flute and sax player Miho Wada seamlessly fuses her distinctive Pan-Pacific style with Afro-Cuban flute, Japanese pop and irresistible grooves.

Unlike previous years, this time we will be using theatre-style, numbered seating at the Martinborough Town Hall for our main acts. If you book your tickets early you get the chance to pick the best seats.

If you are looking for accommodation in the Wairarapa please contact the Martinborough i-SITE on 06 306 5010 or visit www.wairarapanz.com.

The Jazz in Martinborough Story

Check out our JiM Festivals and JiM Concerts 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. If you don’t know what to expect at our annual jazz festival, start here!

If you have some photos or videos to share of a JIM event, please contact us at jazzinmartinborough@gmail.com so we can add them to our gallery.