Founders Park Twilight Concert

Where: Founders Park
From: 4pm to around 9 pm, Saturday January 5th
Entry $10 at the gate, under 16s free – covers five bands.

The Founders Park gig is arguably one of the highlights of the festival—a family friendly afternoon/evening of top quality jazz performances. There will be picnicking and dancing on the village green, food carts, and a festival atmosphere. As well as the Nelson Jazz Club Big Band and a selection of hand-picked acts, we are proud to present Wellington outfit The Presidents of Funk, who will undoubtedly finish the Founders event on a high.

The Lineup Includes:

Nelson Jazz Club Big Band

It’s a Festival tradition that the Nelson Jazz Club Big Band gets the afternoon humming! Their distinctive 18-piece sound is always a crowd-pleaser, and features plenty of chances to showcase the talents of their two popular vocalists.

Hot Tonic

Hot Tonic are former NZ (now USA-based) guitarist Josh Hindmarsh and American bassist and vocalist Victoria Woods. They merge jazz with the musical elements of funk, blues and rock. Expect to be surprised by the exciting high-energy sounds of this band.

Los Galanes

A nine-piece ensemble of musicians from seven different countries, Los Galanes have a passion for playing and singing Latin and French style jazz, to entertain one and all.

Lisa Tomlins and the Presidents of Funk

The hardest funking band in town, fronted by Wellington’s number one Soul Sister, Lisa Tomlins! The Presidents of Funk present to you some of the finest Funk, Soul and R&B of the ’60s and ’70s.