About Us

Our Mission

Creative Jazz Club is an artist-led initiative to support and promote the performance of original and contemporary jazz and improvised music in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

We aim to nurture emerging talent, provide a space for experienced musicians to stretch, and grow and support an audience for original high-quality musical performance.

Weekly Jazz Performances

We stage and promote weekly performances of original and creative jazz by local musicians, and international visiting artists, every Wednesday at Backbeat Bar, in Karangahape Rd, from 8-10pm.

From time to time also promote and hold special events and series, working in partnership with venues and organisations to do so.

Who We Are

CJC is managed on a voluntary basis by by a trio of Auckland musicians: Roger Manins, Caro Manins, and Ben McNicoll; with the support of a number of music students, musicians, and enthusiasts.


Wednesdays at Backbeat

Upstairs, above The Rock Shop, 100 Karangahape Rd

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