Manawatū Jazz Club

The Club started as the Manawatu Musicians’ and Entertainers’ Club on 28th April 1966. The name was changed to The Manawatu Jazz Club (Incorporated) on 14th July 1975.

The Club supports and encourages jazz musicians and their audiences by holding public concerts on the second Sunday of the month. The Club and Rodger Fox organise annual Manawatu International Jazz and Blues Festivals, featuring local, national and leading international artists. The Club celebrated the fiftieth year of the Festivals in June, 2018.

A feature of the Festivals is a competition for high-schools Big Bands and jazz combos, supporting and encouraging young players to be the artists of the future. The Club also has a ‘Getting into Jazz’ programme that provides an opportunity for players of any age and level to progress their abilities in Jazz by attending monthly, three-hour practice sessions mentored by Rodger Fox and other eminent tutors.

Club members enjoy a monthly newsletter and discounted tickets for the monthly concerts and Jazz and Blues Festivals.

How to Join

Pick up a membership form at one of the Club Day concerts or click the ‘Join’ tab on the website home page.

Membership Fees

Annual fees, due in March, are $15 per membership, $10 Associate membership and Students "no fee". Associate membership is for people who live outside a radius of 40km of Palmerston North and who hold membership with a similar organisation in their community.

Contact Details

Chrissy Toms

Executive Committee member


David Edge




820 Tremaine Avenue, Roslyn, Palmerston North 4414, New Zealand