International Jazz Festival – Queen’s Birthday Weekend


The Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Festival, now in its forty-ninth year, is the second oldest Jazz Festival in New Zealand, and and, running for an eight day period, one of the largest. This year’s festival runs from 27th May to 5th June.

As part of the festival, we are going to have live music in the store on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of June.

On Saturday, from 11:30 to 1:30, the ‘swinging swing’ duo Theme will be playing. with Peter Hales on trumpet and Trevor Castle on sax with an electronic rhythm backing.

From 2:0o – 5:00 we are delighted to have the Gracious Deviants returning to play in-store- they were here during last year’s festival. Featuring Peter Edge and Darryl Greaney, both on guitar and vocals.

The Gracious Deviants will also be here again on Sunday, from 3-5. Come in, have a browse and a listen- there’s no better combination than good music and good books!