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:

Dates for 2019 Year:

Saturday the 27th of July 2019.heats...10.am to 5.pm

Sunday the 28th of July 2019 heats. 11.am to 5.pm

Saturday the 3rd of August 2019 heats.10.am to 5 pm

Sunday the 4th of August 2019 heats. 11.am to 5pm.

and Saturday the 10th of August 2019.Final. 1.pm to 5 pm.

2018 Results for the Auckland Secondary Schools Jazz Band Competition

Awarded for their performance at the final:

Best Jazz Combo = Rangitoto College North Sea Combo
Best Big Band = Lynfield College Big Band
Most Outstanding Soloist = Ben Learner (Auckland Grammar School)


Results from the heats (in order of performance):

Avondale College Senior Jazz Combo: Silver
Rosmini Senior Combo: Gold
Avondale College - Avcol Blue Note Combo: Silver
Rangitoto College - Newport Combo: Bronze
Avondale College - 52nd Street Combo: Bronze
Rangitoto College Big Band: Gold
Rangitoto College - Stockholm Combo: Bronze
Henderson High School Combo: Bronze
Rangitoto College - North Sea Combo: Platinum
Rangitoto College - Copenhagen Combo: Silver
Marist College Jazz Band: Bronze
Rangitoto College - Montreux Combo: Gold
Sancta Maria College - The Blues Clues: Bronze
Sancta Maria College - The Jazz Cocoons: Bronze
Rangitoto College Junior Jazz Orchestra: Silver
Rangitoto College Jazz Orchestra: Silver
St Kentigerns - St Kents Combo: Gold
Sancta Maria College Big Band: Silver
St Kentigerns - St Kents Big Band: Gold
Lynfield College Stage Band: Bronze
Mt Albert Grammar - MAGS Jazz Band: Silver
Lynfield College Big Band: Gold
Lynfield College - LC Jazz Project: Silver
Sancta Maria College - The Blue Notes: Bronze
Lynfield College Jazz Combo: Gold
Sancta Maria College - The Swingin' 8's: Silver
Sacred Heart College Jazz Band: Bronze
St Peter's College Jazz Band: Platinum
Long Bay College - Premier Jazz Ensemble: Silver
Auckland Grammar Combo: Platinum
St Cuthberts College - Milestones: Silver
Auckland Grammar Big Band: Gold
Western Springs Jazz Band: Bronze
Whangaparaoa College Jazz Band - Andyson: Silver
Western Springs Combo: Bronze


Auckland University Jazz Workshop scholarship recipients:

Sally Han - Rangitoto College (Bass)
Donovan Rea - Rangitoto College (Guitar)
George Brajkovich - Rosmini College (Drums)

 

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2017 Results for the Auckland Secondary Schools Jazz Band Competition

Final results:

Best Big Band: Lynfield College Big Band
Best Combo: Rangitoto College - North Sea Combo
Best Soloist: Tom Lawton - Rangitoto College

Heats Awards:

Platinum Awards:

St Peter's Jazz Band

Gold Awards:

Auckland Grammar Big Band
Birkenhead College - The BC Jazz Sextet
Lynfield College - The LC Jazz Project
Lynfield College Jazz Combo
Lynfield College Big Band
Kristin Jazz Combo
Massey High School Combo
Onehunga High School Jazz Band
Rangitoto College Big Band
Rangitoto College - Montreux Combo
Rangitoto College - North Sea Combo
Rangitoto College Jazz Orchestra
St Kentigern Big Band
St Kentigern Jazz Combo


Silver Awards:

Aorere College Combo
Avondale College - The Alto's
Avondale College Jazz Combo
Avondale College Junior Combo
Long Bay College Big Band
Long Bay College Jazz Combo
Mount Albert Grammar School - MAGS Jazz Band
Sancta Maria College - Senior Jazz Combo
Rangitoto College - Funk Collective
Rangitoto College Junior Jazz Orchestra
Rangitoto College - Newport Combo
Rangitoto College - Stockholm Combo
Western Springs College Jazz Band
Western Springs College - Springs Combo


Bronze Awards:

Rangitoto College - Copenhagen Combo
Rosehill College Stage Band
Rosehill College Tour Band
Sacred Heart College Big Band
Sacred Heart College Jazz Combo
Sancta Maria College Junior Jazz Combo - New York
Sancta Maria College Junior Jazz Combo - Rome
Sancta Maria College Junior Jazz Combo - Tokyo

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)