Spring Jazz

This year, Jazz in Martinborough, the Martinborough Business Association and Destination Wairarapa are proud to present Spring Jazz at the Village Café.

Two outstanding concerts will feature some of the most successful acts ever seen in previous Jazz in Martinborough festivals. We will be back to the full Jazz in Martinbourough festival next year to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

The Fiona Pears Trio will perform on the evening of Friday 4th September and The Wellington City Shake Em on Downers perform on the evening of Saturday 5th September.

Both concerts are at The Village Café, 6 Kitchener St, Martinborough. Buy your tickets now online at iTicket or visit your local i-Site.

(nb. Tickets do not include dinner reservations. Please call The Village Café 06 306 8814 to make a dinner booking).


Jazz in Martinborough 2020 Festival Postponement

It is with great sadness that we today confirm that we are not proceeding with the Jazz in Martinborough festival this year.

The restrictions around travel and public gatherings, and the uncertainty for our sponsors, makes the conditions for planning to stage an event simply too challenging to overcome.

Instead, we will keep in touch with our sponsors, venue partners and musicians so we can stage our  10th festival at another time.

Our hearts go out to the jazz musicians, technicians and the many local bars, cafes and restaurants who are the soul of our festival.

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JiM 2019

The sun shone brightly to compliment the brilliant atmosphere for our  2019 Jazz in Martinborough Festival, which saw the return to our newly refurbished Town Hall for the ticketed events after an absence of three years.

Check out our 2019 Festival Review for the list of acts, venues and sponsors who made it all possible. See also:


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. 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 the Anthology.