The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues festival
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
WELCOME TO THE
JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
Celebrating its 23rd year, the 2018 Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival will host more than 30 shows featuring some of the best musicians and artists from New Zealand and around the world. Throughout the history of the festival, we have presented Christchurch audiences with programmes that are both appealing and dynamic, and this year is no exception. Headlining is American jazz wonder Kurt Elling and his Quintet, at The Piano for one night only.
Australian treasure James Morrison is accompanied by the New Zealand Army Band; Fantine returns to play with both Oval Office and the Symposium Jazz Orchestra; Nathan Haines and Jonathan Crayford present Adagio and our very own master chef Richard Till is joined by The Eastern for two great nights of food and music at the Lyttelton Arts Factory. New Zealand blues legend Darren Watson is here with his latest LP release and Mary Coughlan returns with her Billie Holiday show.
We've got music for lunch, on the trams, in the City, at the Harbour and in a High School. Jazz, blues, soul, funk, improvised or rehearsed - we've got a little something for everyone...enjoy!