Welcome to the 25th Nelson Jazz Festival proudly presented by the Nelson Jazz Club.

The 2016 festival will run from Friday 1 – Monday 4 January with an exciting line up of national and local performers playing in some of Nelson’s most beautiful locations.

With a stellar line up of musicians and bands, events will be held around the region in local restaurants and cafes, on the streets of Nelson and outdoors in the beautiful Fairfield Park & Wasbourn Gardens.

Held in the height of summer the Nelson Jazz Festival is the perfect way to kick- start your summer entertainment with family and friends.

In addition to the usual programme we have a very special celebration to mark the festivals 25th anniversary milestone.

The Nelson Jazz Club invites everyone to come and celebrate, what will be, one of the great parties of the year. The perfect summer day out that includes a delicious BBQ lunch and the up beat sounds of Dixie, Big Band, Swing, Classic and Gypsy Jazz all held in the beautiful grounds of the Honest Lawyer from 11 – 5pm on Sunday 3 January. Tickets to this special occasion are limited so be sure to get in quick.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors, the many volunteers involved and to the passionate musicians who help create this amazing festival for all to enjoy.

David North – President Nelson Jazz Club