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.


7, 8, 9 August 2015

We're proud to announce one of our strongest lineups: Robert Harris from New Orleans, the James Southwell Band from Melbourne, and Kiwi blues icon Midge Marsden and guitar guru Chet O'Connell ...  plus many more. Click on the Musicians page to find out more about the acts attending the festival for 2015.


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.