The annual Wellington Jazz Festival is the highlight of Aotearoa’s mid-winter music calendar, featuring some of the finest musicians from across New Zealand and around the globe.

Jazz aficionados and intrepid newcomers can explore more than 100 gigs across the city, with five days of serious play bringing the sounds and spirit of jazz to the capital’s streets, cafes, bars and live music venues.


Our People

Festival Team

Marnie Karmelita
Creative Director

Meg Williams
Executive Director

Angela Green
Head of Programming (Deputy Executive Director)

Amy Dewes
Head of Audience and Partnerships

Paul O'Brien
Head of Technical and Production

Matt McLeod
Senior Producer

Sasha Gibb
Producer

Suzy Cain
Team Experience and Executive Coordinator

Madeline Bush
Audience and Partnerships Coordinator

Margie Beattie
Philanthropy Advisor

Festival Board

Geoff Dangerfield
Chair

Matt Bale

Charles Royal Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngā Puhi

Elizabeth Kerr MNZM

His Worship, Andy Foster, Mayor of Wellington

Anna Kominik

Susan Freeman-Greene

Wayne Mulligan Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Maniapoto

Allan Frost



Our Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution of our 2019 Festival Partners and Funders. Find out more about how to Become a Partner.