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Queenstown Jazz Festival

There is always something on in Queenstown, whether it be the main events like the Queenstown Winter Festival, the Queenstown Bike Festival and the Summerdaze Festival or the one-day events like the Queenstown Marathon or Motatapu Race. The event calendar is jam packed all year round with loads of great things to get involved in, so check out what's on in Queenstown while you are in town and get amongst it!

Queenstown Jazz Festival

20th Oct 2017 - 23rd Oct 2017

Queenstown JazzFest is Queenstown's premier springtime event and provides locals and visitors with an exciting programme of top quality entertainment featuring international, national and local artists.

A stunning line-up of international, national and local artists will showcase their talents across all genres of jazz as they take part in over 40 different free events and ticketed concerts. From smooth blues to big band swing, dixieland to funk bands, traditional jazz to ground breaking contemporary concepts, there is literally something for everyone, young and old.


40 Years Strong: Celebrating The Past - Looking To The Future

October 2017 marks the 40th Queenstown Jazz Festival and the continued evolution of this iconic annual music event. Four days of live entertainment woven into the fabric of downtown Queenstown. Bringing world class musicians from far and wide and showcasing the diversity of the jazz genre.

This year’s festival offers a wider than ever programme of events including the Gibbston Valley Winery Wine and Jazz Weekend, QLDC and Queenstown Gardens’ 150th Celebrations, plus MindJam, a lineup of mini debates and conversations curated by The Catalyst Trust.

As always, the broad spectrum of music and entertainment offers something for everyone to enjoy over Labour Weekend from traditional jazz, swing, blues, a touch of funk and right on through to modern-day electronica.

20th - 23rd October 2017, JazzFest will be a weekend to relish, paving the way for the next 40 years. 

More info and full programme to be published soon: www.queenstownjazzfest.co.nz

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