Membership to the Nelson Jazz Club is open to all people with an interest in the many forms of Jazz (both musicians and supporters). Membership now costs $20 for both musician and supporting member categories (free for students), and lasts from the date of joining until the end of January the following year.

As well as supporting live Jazz in Nelson, all members receive the following benefits:

  • 10% discount at the following outlets: Beggs Musicworks and Music Planet.
  • First option on coveted tickets for shows at the annual Nelson Jazz and Blues festival.

Musician members also receive the following additional benefits:

  • Eligibility to gig at NJC sponsored events and venues such as the Jazz on the Green series at Founders during the summer.
  • Opportunity to play with the Nelson Jazz Club Big Band.
  • Advertising on our website for individual musicians/bands and support for gigs (queries regarding suggested bands are sent to our website for a list of bands and their bios and contact details).
  • Participation at the Jazz Club Social Nights held at the Honest Lawyer.

There are two ways to join the Nelson Jazz Club:

  • Payment can be made directly to the Nelson Jazz Club NBS Account, 031354-0347751-00. Ensure you add your name as a reference when making payment. Once you have made the payment, please use the email facility on the “contact us” page of the website to let the club know who is making the payment. Remember to include a physical address so that we can send out the membership card. Most communication from the Jazz Club is via email, so an email address, and a home and/or mobile phone number are also useful.
  • Download the application form, and send it with payment to the address shown on the form.

The Jazz Club keeps a database of musician members. If you are keen to have your details recorded, include instruments you play/vocals in the email/form and we will add you to our database so that as opportunities arise within the club we can contact you.

NJC bands are encouraged to send a bio and booking details for posting on the website.