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Coordinated by Rodger Fox, Dave Lisik, and Ryan Brake


DECEMBER 11 – 15, 2023


To register for the Student Jazz Workshops,

e-mail the following information to:


Your name (student)

Primary e-mail address:

One primary instrument:
Date of birth:
Full mailing Address:
Current school and city/town:

Before SEPTEMBER 1: The fee for students is $275.00 for the 5 days.

After SEPTEMBER 1: The fee for students is $300.00 for the 5 days.

**Refunds for cancellations will be given until November 15, after which no refunds will be possible due to commitments for staffing/faculty at the Workshops.**

Please make an electronic transfer payment for the Workshop fees at the same time as the electronic registration. Your registration isn't complete, or your place secure, without the payment.


**Be sure to include the student's name with the bank transfer!**

BNZ - NZ Jazz Foundation - 02 0500 0906968 000


You'll receive a confirmation e-mail within a few days. Applications are being accepted immediately and will be accepted until all places are filled. Send questions to:



The National Jazz Workshops bring New Zealand's enthusiastic jazz students together with top jazz musicians and educators, working on instrument techniques, improvisation, theory, listening and ensemble performances. Students 19 and under with at least one year of experience on an instrument, are eligible. Registrations will be accepted for the following instruments: trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, drumset, vibraphone, clarinet, flute, or voice.


The Jazz Workshops are held at the Victoria University of Wellington Kelburn Campus. Updates are available on the New Zealand Jazz Workshops Facebook page. Please join that page for updates and to connect with other Workshops participants. 




Students are responsible for their own accommodation. There are many options for accommodation close to the campus including hotels and backpackers. Students from outside Wellington often organize groups to travel and stay together and are accompanied by parent chaperones.



The Workshops start daily at 9:00 am and are finished at 4:30 pm. Lunch for the five days is available for purchase at many convenient locations near the venue or students can bring their own lunch.



Drummers need to bring their own cymbals, sticks and hi-hat clutch. Drums and cymbal stands are provided.


Guitar and Bass players need instruments and cables. Amps are provided.



On Friday, students perform in an evening concert where they'll need some appropriate concert dress clothes, usually all black. 

Previous Schedule

2023 Schedule will be posted by December 1. 

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