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

Auckland School Jazz Band Competition:

Stephen Morton-Jones, Pete McGregor Music Bass Shop, and the Auckland Jazz and Blues Club
are proud to present the 2017 “Auckland School Jazz Band Competition” 

Please email us for an application form if you have not already received one

The competition is open to Jazz Combos (3-9 musicians) and Big Bands (10+ musicians). 

Heats will take place over: Friday 29th July and Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th August with an adjudicated
final taking place on Saturday 12 August. Special Guest Adjudicator for finals Roger Fox

We look forward to receiving your application and hearing your bands! 

Yours in music, 

On behalf of the organising committee:
Stephen Morton-Jones (M J Music)
Pete McGregor (Pete McGregor Music Bass Shop)
Mike Walker (Auckland Jazz and Blues Club)

2016 RESULTS:

Award recipients for the 2016 Auckland School Jazz Band Competition (27 bands competed)

Best Soloist: Andrew Isdale (Lynfield College)
Best Big Band: Lynfield College Big Band
Best Combo: Lynfield College Jazz Combo

Platinum Awards:
Auckland Grammar School Jazz Combo
Onehunga High School Jazz Band
Lynfield College Jazz Combo

Gold Awards:
Avondale College - Dale JC
Kristin School Combo
Lynfield College Big Band
Rangitoto College - North Sea
St Kentigern Big Band
St Peters College Jazz Band
Western Springs Combo

Silver Awards:
Avondale College - Poss and the Possibilities
Long Bay College Big Band
Orewa College Jazz Band
Rangitoto College - Big Band
Rangitoto College - Copenhagen
Rangitoto College Junior Jazz Orchestra
Rangitoto College - Montreux
Rangitoto College - Newport
Sancta Maria Senior Jazz Combo
St Kentigern Jazz Combo
Western Springs College Jazz Band

Bronze Awards:
Long Bay College Jazz Combo
Lynfield College Funk Band
Rangitoto College Stage Band
Rangitoto College - Stockholm
Sancta Maria Junior Jazz Combo

2015 RESULTS:

Big Bands
St Kentigern Stage Band - Gold
Rangitoto College Junior Jazz Orchestra - Silver
Rangitoto College Stage Band - Silver
Rangitoto College Big Band - Platinum
Western Springs Colllege Jazz Band - Gold
Lynfield College Big Band - Platinum

Combos:
Kristin School Jazz Band - Gold
Jazzondale (Avondale College) - Silver
Dale JC (Avondale College) - Platinum
Onehunga High School Jazz Band - Gold
North Sea Combo (Rangitoto College) - Platinum
Newport Combo (Rangitoto College) - Silver
Montreux Combo (Rangitoto College) - Gold
Long Bay College Jazz Combo - Gold
Lynfield College Stage Band - Bronze
Lynfield College Jazz Combo - Platinum
Neon Fusion (Fielding High School - Gold
Aorere College Jazz Combo - Silver

From the final the top three awards were awarded as follows:
Best Big Band - Rangitoto College Big Band
Best Jazz Combo - Lynfield College Jazz Combo
Best Soloist - Jake Krishnamerti (Lynfield College)

 

2014 RESULTS:
Best Big Band - Lynfield College Best Jazz Combo - Lynfield College

Best soloist - Jake Krishnamurti from Lynfield College

Platinum awards: Lynfield College Jazz Combo; Onehunga High School Jazz Band; 

Rangitoto College; Coltrane Combo

Gold Awards: Lynfield College Big Band; Rangitoto College Big Band

Silver Awards: Avondale College Jazz Combo; Northcote College Big Band; Rangitoto 

College Rollins Combo; Rangitoto College Stage Band; St Mary's College Big Band

Bronze Awards: Orewa College Big Band; Waiheke High School Jazz Combo

 

 

2013 RESULTS:

Here are the results for the inaugural 2013 Auckland School Jazz Band Competition. Special thanks to all those who contributed to making it such a successful event. We are especially pleased with the 200+ audience for the final!

From the final:

Best Big Band - Lynfield College Big Band
Best Jazz Combo - Coltrane Combo (Rangitoto College)
Best Soloist - Misha Kourkov (Rangitoto College)

From the heats:

Platinum awards - Lynfield College Big Band: Onehunga High School Jazz Band

Gold Awards - Coltrane Combo (Rangitoto College), Lynfield College Jazz Combo; Rangitoto College Big Band

Silver Awards - Long Bay College Big Band; Lynfield College Fusion Ensemble

Bronze Awards - Miles Combo (Rangitoto College); Orewa College Big Band; Rangitoto College Stage Band; Rosehill College Stage Band; St Mary's College Big Band; Scofield Ensemble (Rangitoto College);

Looking forward to another exciting competition in 2014

The organising committee

Stephen Morton-Jones (M J Music)
Pete McGregor (Pete McGregor Music Bass Shop)
Mike Walker (Auckland Jazz and Blues Club)