Welcome to the official website of the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival. It is also a resource for jazz and blues enthusiasts, with links to musicians and bands that have featured in the festival.

The next festival is to be held on:

12, 13, 14 August 2016


Badges for all three days cost $50

($30 Day passes also available)

  • Top acts from New Zealand and Australia.
  • Be in the Bay of Islands as it comes alive with the sounds of smooth jazz and sultry blues.
  • Three days of music, over 150 hours of quality jazz and blues 
  • Eight fantastic venues in Paihia, Haruru Falls and Russell.


Plus loads of free street music

A badge gets you discounted ferries between Paihia and Russell, and a free shuttle bus around the venues between Haruru Falls and Paihia.