Matariki Starlight Jazz Concert
Matariki Starlight Jazz Concert brings together some of the finest Māori and Pakeha jazz singers and musicians of Aotearoa. This special fusion of jazz in te reo Māori and English will be an experience not to be missed. Headlining the concert is the Tui Award winning Whirimako Black. Other feature artists include Allana Goldsmith, Makareta Umbers, June Hayes, Julie Mason, Phil Broadhurst, Maria O'Flaherty, Denis Hepi, Ray Bishop. The artists are supported by an 'A List' lineup of musicians including Kevin Field, Ben Fernandez, Aaron Coddel, Neil Williamson, Ron Samsom, Kelly Kahukiwa, Olivier Holland and Dixon Nacey. This concert is a fundraising event in support of the creation of a new 'greater good' initiative - 'Whānau Walk for Wellness - footsteps supporting the ripple effects of mental wellness', for the purpose of supporting the Caretakers of the mentally unwell within our communities.