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Jazz superstars to shine at Jazz Fest

Posted at 6:20pm Monday 19 Mar, 2018


James Morrison. Photo: Supplied.

If you're looking for a truly magical experience this Easter, then now is the time to grab your tickets for the 56th National Jazz Festival Tauranga.

With just two weeks to go until the longest running festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, anticipation is building and a number of shows are close to selling out, including the Bay's very own Caitriona Fallon and Melbourne's Shirazz.

For a full experience, our picks of must-sees include Wellingtonian Lisa Tomlin's stunning Joni Mitchell tribute and the world-renowned Australian maestro James Morrison.

Joni Mitchell: Shadows and Light features Lisa's beautiful singing alongside some of the best jazz musicians of the era.

The renowned vocalist and her band members have a deep respect and love of Mitchell's music, and are well prepared for the challenges of performing her sophisticated arrangements.

James Morrison comes to town on the back of rave reviews. He will hit the Baycourt stage with the James Morrison Quartet – featuring his sons William on guitar and Harry on bass, with drummer Patrick Danao – in what promises to be a truly magical experience.

Not only is the Australian jazz artist an accomplished musician, but he also has an infectious stage presence which is uplifting and extremely entertaining.

“This year's line-up is proving extremely popular and highlights the calibre of the musicians we are bringing to Tauranga,” says festival director Craig Wilson.

“You can feel the buzz and excitement around town already, and we can't wait for the festival to kick off!”

With five days of entertainment, celebrating jazz in all its forms, there is something for everyone.

So don't miss out on the action. Get your tickets now for some of the hottest shows in town this Easter.

For ticket information, visit: www.jazz.org.nz

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