The annual Wellington Jazz Festival is the highlight of Aotearoa’s 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

Margot van de Water
Finance Business Partner

Sasha Gibb
Senior Producer

Lauren Day
Associate Producer

Arpita Dutta
Marketing Campaign Lead

Margie Beattie
Philanthropy Advisor

Festival Board

Elizabeth Kerr MNZM

His Worship, Andy Foster, Mayor of Wellington

Charles Royal Marutūahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngā Puhi

Anna Kominik

Susan Freeman-Greene

Allan Frost

Our Partners

We gratefully acknowledge the generous contribution of our 2020 Festival Partners and Funders. Find out more about how to Become a Partner.