Welcome to the

Cavell Leitch NZ International Jazz & Blues Festival

The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival is one of the longest- running music festivals in the country. For the past twenty-one years, we’ve provided the region with an international standard event that features some of the world’s best jazz and blues artists, while supporting the New Zealand music industry in the best way possible, by providing creative and live performance opportunities for hundreds
of local and nationally based musicians and artists each year.

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Programme

or download the pdf here
  • Select day
  • Wednesday 24th May
  • Thursday 25th May
  • Friday 26th May
  • Saturday 27th May
  • Sunday 28th May
  • Select event
  • Festival Headliners
  • Jazz For Lunch
  • Jazz In The City
  • Jazz Dine
  • The Blue Smoke Series
  • Lyttelton Arts Factory
  • Orange Studios Series
  • 6PM Series
  • Free Theatre Series
  • High School Jazz Band Concert

THE BACHARACH YEARS

  • Charles Luney Auditorium
  • 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 24th May
  • $40

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DOUG CALDWELL

  • The Piano
  • 12.10pm
  • Wednesday 24th May
  • $12

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RICHARD GILEWITZ

  • Doug Caldwell Auditorium
  • 6pm
  • Wednesday 24th May
  • $12

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TIM SELLARS AND MUKHLISA

  • Orange Studio
  • 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 24th May
  • $15

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HOTEL MONTREAL JAZZ DINE – LATIN MENU WITH DR SANCHEZ

  • Hotel Montreal
  • 7pm
  • Wednesday 24th May
  • $145

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JIMMY SMYTH (IRELAND)

  • Blue Smoke The Tannery
  • 8pm
  • Wednesday 24th May
  • $30

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MARY COUGHLAN (IRELAND) with special guest Jimmy Smyth

  • The Piano
  • 7.30pm
  • Thursday 25th May
  • $40

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TAMI NEILSON

  • Charles Luney Auditorium
  • 7.30pm
  • Thursday 25th May
  • $45

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THE GEORGE JAZZ DINE WITH GUITAR DUO BOB HEINZ & KEITH PETCH

  • The George
  • 7pm
  • Thursday 25th May
  • $145

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GARY STARLIGHT SINGS THE BLUES

  • Orange Studio
  • 7.30pm
  • Thursday 25th May
  • $25

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CARMEL COURTNEY WITH ARI FREEMAN: SONGS OF TOM WAITS (THE PIANO HAS BEEN DRINKING)

  • Lyttelton Arts Factory
  • 8pm
  • Thursday 25th May
  • $30

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BRAD KANG TRIO

  • Doug Caldwell Auditorium
  • 6pm
  • Thursday 25th May
  • $12

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KATE TAYLOR & DARREN PICKERING

  • The Piano
  • 12.10pm
  • Thursday 25th May
  • $12

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THE EASTERN WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LUCKLESS AND RAVENS

  • Blue Smoke The Tannery
  • 7.30pm
  • Thursday 25th May
  • $35

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KENNY BARRON TRIO (USA)

  • The Piano
  • 7.30pm
  • Friday 26th May
  • $99/$89

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CARMEL COURTNEY WITH ARI FREEMAN: THE SONGS OF TOM WAITS (THE PIANO HAS BEEN DRINKING)

  • Lyttelton Arts Factory
  • 8pm
  • Friday 26th May
  • $30

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JIMMY RAINEY TRIO

  • Doug Caldwell Auditorium
  • 6pm
  • Friday 26th May
  • $12

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JANICE GRAY AND THE BOYS

  • The Piano
  • 12.10pm
  • Friday 26th May
  • $12

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ANNA CODDINGTON and OVAL OFFICE

  • Blue Smoke The Tannery
  • 8.30pm
  • Friday 26th May
  • $35

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CROSSROADS UBU NIGHT

  • The Gym, Arts Centre
  • 6pm
  • Friday 26th May
  • $10 - Door sales only

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GARY STARLIGHT SINGS THE BLUES

  • Orange Studio
  • 7.30pm
  • Friday 26th May
  • $25

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KENNY BARRON TRIO (USA)

  • The Piano
  • 7.30pm
  • Saturday 27th May
  • $99/89

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MARY COUGHLAN SINGS THE BLUES WITH JIMMY SMYTH (IRELAND) – 8PM SHOW

  • Lyttelton Arts Factory
  • 8pm
  • Saturday 27th May
  • $40

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MARY COUGHLAN SINGS THE BLUES WITH JIMMY SMYTH (IRELAND) – MATINEE

  • Lyttelton Arts Factory
  • 3pm
  • Saturday 27th May
  • $40

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GOGO CALYPSO

  • Doug Caldwell Auditorium
  • 6pm
  • Saturday 27th May
  • $12

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THE FESTIVAL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND CONCERT

  • Christ's College Auditorium
  • 12pm
  • Saturday 27th May
  • $12

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YULIA SINGS EDITH PIAF

  • The Piano
  • 12.10pm
  • Saturday 27th May
  • $12

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THE WAIHEKE INTERNATIONAL SOUL ORCHESTRA

  • Blue Smoke The Tannery
  • 8.30pm
  • Saturday 27th May
  • $35

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GARY STARLIGHT SINGS THE BLUES

  • Orange Studio
  • 7.30pm
  • Saturday 27th May
  • $25

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BEST OF THE FEST – JAZZ JAM BAND

  • Blue Smoke The Tannery
  • 7.30pm
  • Sunday 28th May
  • $12

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SUNDAY SIT DOWN, GET DOWN WITH NICK HOLLAMBY

  • Blue Smoke The Tannery
  • 3pm
  • Sunday 28th May
  • $12

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SYMPOSIUM X

  • The Piano
  • 5pm
  • Sunday 28th May
  • $30

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Bloody Mary: A One Woman Show

  • Lyttelton Arts Factory
  • 2pm
  • Sunday 28th May
  • $40

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Venues

Charles Luney Auditorium

12 Winchester Street
Merivale

The Piano

156 Armagh Street

Blue smoke

The Tannery
Garlands Road

Lyttelton Arts Factory

34 Oxford Street
Lyttelton

Hotel Montreal

363 Montreal Street

The george

50 Park Terrace

Free Theatre

The Gym, Arts Centre
Worcester Boulevard

Doug Caldwell auditorium

Ara Music Arts
Madras Street

Christ's college AUDITORIUM

Rolleston Ave

Orange Studios

3/1063 Ferry Road
Ferrymead