Jam Sandwich


Based in Kerikeri, Jam Sandwich is a group of musicians who love to play good music in their spare time as a welcome change from their full-time employment – be it their own creations or covers from a range of genres. We’re influenced by the all the classics and always seeking out new high quality music too. We love to see live music and always enjoy the range provided here at the Jazz n Blues festival.

This year we welcome back Jesse Becker on drums (an essential Sandwich ingredient from 2013-2016) as well as Saxophone-guru John Gaulter (Goose) and vocalist Bella Mason who joined us for the festival last year. New to the fold are vocalist/guitarist Nicole Obren and saxophone-guru in training James Dawes. Bella, Nicole and James are talented students from Kerikeri High School.

Depending on the time of day you see us, we’ll be mixing in a range of originals with covers from Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Marcus King, Dan Dyer, Nathaniel Ratecliff, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Snarky Puppy and Ben Harper.