This is an archive of past National Jazz Festivals in Tauranga. You'll find images, video and old programmes among other things. It has been a joint project between the Tauranga Jazz Society and the City Libraries.

The last Jazz festival to see content added on Tauranga Memories was the 2013 festival.

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The National Jazz Festival is the longest running Jazz Festival in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the oldest in the world. For 50 years the Festival has entertained hundreds of thousand of residents and visitors to the Bay of Plenty region. 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the Festival. The Festival is governed by the Tauranga Jazz Society (Incorporated Society with charitable status), which also runs monthly Jazz Club concerts.


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Tauranga local event photographers Dynamix Multimedia provided an amazing slideshow below.
A wander through downtown Tauranga duing the Saturday Downtown Carnival for the 2013 National Jazz Festival
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The Tauranga Central Library Research Collections (Nga Wahi Rangahau) Digital Archives Unit (Retrospect) and it's Tauranga Memories website has as
42nd National Jazz Festival 2004 12-517.
Tauranga City hosted the 42nd National Jazz Festival in 2004. The images (related items to the right hand side) were
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