Woollaston Jazz Fest Nelson
nelson Jazz Fest

Once again the nelson Jazz and Blues Festival heralds high summer in Nelson. The 2015 Festival will run from Jan 1- Jan 4 with an exciting line up of national and international artists playing in some of Nelson's most beautiful locations.

Gigs in restaurants and cafes and on the streets and superb concerts in the region's parks and Old St Johns, Nelson.

This is an annual jazz event 24 years in the making. The Nelson Jazz and Blues Festival - the perfect way to start your summer holidays. It's on!

Frances McElhinneyTrudi Wilson





Frances McElhinney
Festival Director

Check out the 2015 bands!

SwingWe have a great mix of national and local acts this year. Click here to find out who’s performing . . .


2015 Festival Calendar

My BabyIt's going to be a full on 4 days!

Click here to find out where and when your favourite bands are performing.


booking is easy

Mike Field

We’ve made it easy for you to book ahead and secure your seats. Click here to find out how.


Browse our 2015 programme

Trudi Wilson & Jasper

Check out our Festival Programme online. Click here for the programme.

Excellent jazz & blues in the sun, pubs & cafes with fabulous wines, craft beers, local produce and outstanding coffee – this festival will deliver it all. We have a steller line-up of local, national and international musicians. A big thank you to all of our sponsors and to the musicians who help to create this amazing summer festival. Remember to book early for the two evening concerts Diva's Round Midnight and the smooth Buble style tunes and big band sound from James Tait-Jamieson in the Sons of Sinatra. Come along and soak up the vibes! Frances McElhinney – Festival Director

nelson Jazz Fest