New Zealand


Big rhythm, golden classics and home-grown originals - The Royal New Zealand Air Force Jazz Orchestra has been swinging for dear life since the actual big band era. In 1937, from the inception of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, the Jazz Orchestra has been an integral part of the unit. Featuring the likes of Michael Taylor, Ben Hunt, Oscar Laven, Andre Paris, Leonardo Coghini and Darren Mathiassen to name a few – it is from this immense pool of talent that the Jazz Orchestra is able to deliver an authentic Big Band experience; succinct ensemble and burning solos. As well as drawing inspiration from the likes of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Thad Jones; we’ll also feature a number of works from members of the band.


Soundings Theatre at Te Papa

All Ages (undesignated)
Wheelchair access