BRAND NEW TO THE FESTIVAL IS THE TECT WATERFRONT GALA - A DAY OF JAZZY ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, FRIENDS & FESTIVITIES.
TECT WATERFRONT GALA
Strolling along the harbour’s edge you can enjoy the delicious food, relax in the garden bar area (with the best view in town!), while enjoying the rich sound of the Big Bands – not one, but two of New Zealand’s most vibrant music ensembles! The Tauranga Big Band is a crowd favourite 20 piece group performing a wonderful range of styles including early swing, Latin American and modern favourites from pop through to contemporary fusion. In its 56th year and under the direction of Murray Mason, the Tauranga Big Band has gained a reputation for a consistently high standard of entertainment. Joining the fun is the Queen City Big Band - a 22 piece group known for its powerful and exciting brass, sax and rhythm sections, combined with outstanding vocalists. Performing an impressive range of the hottest jazz, funk, rock and more - you won’t want to miss this. These Big Bands love the opportunity to perform, and can’t wait to entertain the Tauranga crowds at Easter!
There’ll also be fun for the kids and fabulous markets stalls from the team at the Little Big Markets!