Auckland Jazz and Blues Club

Welcome to the home of jazz in Auckland
The Club was formed around 1992 to further the interests of Jazz & Blues in Auckland.

The Club has a membership of around 250 and has regular club nights every Tuesday at The Point Chevalier RSA, Great North Rd Pt Chevalier Auckland. These club nights start at 7.30pm and are $5.00 entry for club members ($15.00 to others) Each night features a different local or out of town band for the entertainment. Sometimes an International star makes an appearance

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Gapara Project

  • Point Chevalier RSA 1136 Great North Road Auckland, Auckland, 1022 New Zealand (map)

Thabani Gapara

Zimbabwean born and raised  Thabani Gapara is an Auckland based saxophonist who has been performing in and round New Zealand for the last 6 years. A recent graduate of the New Zealand School of Music (B Mus Jazz), Thabani has had the pleasure to play as a member in several musical projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa and now New Zealand.His passion for collaboration has seen him work with a plethora of NZ artists including: Batucada Sound Machine, Hipstamatics, Vince Harder, Stan Walker, House of Shem, Three Houses Down and Katchafire to mention but a few.

In the “The Gapara Project” Thabani steps out as band leader presenting original material and and a mix of some arrangements that he and the group have arranged.


Thabani Gapara - Saxophones

Issac Etimani - Bass

Peter Leupolu - Keyboards and Piano

Nathan James - Guitar

Elijah White - Drums

Door Charge:
Members and Students with ID $5.00
Non Members $15.00

Earlier Event: May 1
Hauraki Hot Seven