Fresh Jam: College Jazz Showcase

Fresh Jam showcases the best of college jazz, featuring big bands, combos and groups from each of the participating Wairarapa secondary schools.

The event provides a unique opportunity for the students to play jazz in an acoustically-acclaimed auditorium in front of an appreciative audience. The students value the fact that it is not a competition or examination, and the musicianship and fellowship displayed is a credit to the fine young musicians who participate

Fresh Jam is a free event for participants and audience alike. The general public is invited to attend on a first-come, first served basis.


  • Chanel College
  • Kuranui College
  • Makoura College
  • Solway College
  • St Matthew’s Collegiate
  • Wairarapa College