Big Band Jazz Spectacular



A big band jazz spectacular featuring an all star line-up of current and past students and associates of Hamilton Boys’ High School.

Featuring a 40-piece jazz orchestra backing two of the most outstanding singers in the Waikato performing the biggest hits from Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

Special guests Ash Puriri and Jessica Ruck-Nu'u will sing hits including: New York, New York, My Way, The Lady Is A Tramp, Come Fly With Me, That's Life, The Very Thought Of You, Paper Moon, I Only Have Eyes For You, and many more.

The jazz orchestra will be conducted by Paul Norman (University of Waikato). Alumni musicians performing will include Mike Booth (trumpet), Andrew Hall (sax), Nathan Koretz (sax) and others. The string section will feature local icons: Sharon Stephens, Victoria Trenwith and Chris Nation.

The proceeds from this concert will help fund the Hamilton Boys' High School US Tour in September of 2024.

As this is a licensed event, no liquor can be brought onsite.

BYO rug or low seating.


Event times

25 February 2024

  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Rhododendron lawn, Hamilton Gardens

Cobham Drive
Hamilton East
Hamilton 3216

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