Loading Events

« All Events


April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Every year, on April 30, communities all over the world get together to ‘learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication’ (www.jazzday.com).

The music department of UCOL Whanganui will stage manage the event, and our jazz club will be there to meet and greet you.

Rodger Fox is our musical maestro, directing a student workshop in the afternoon and bringing an all-star lineup to town for the Gala Concert in the evening. Students from the workshop will be invited to perform in the evening concert. Manny Abrahams will fly in from Australia to add his voice to the celebrations, and local guitar legend Fred Loveridge will be playing in the band. New Zealand’s internationally renowned saxophonist Brian Smith is coming down from Auckland to showcase his talent. And to add spice to the evening, Whanganui’s own Roots Provider will perform with Rodger adding jazz to their reggae beat.

This is an opportunity to support an outstanding initiative dedicated to jazz music’s role in the conversation about making the world a better place – locally, nationally and internationally.

The date is 30 April, the time is 7:00pm, the place is the Prince Edward Auditorium at Whanganui Collegiate. Advance tickets are on sale now at the Royal Wanganui Opera House.


April 30
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Prince Edward Auditorium
Whanganui Collegiate School
Whanganui, New Zealand
+ Google Map