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Jazz Aotearoa

Jazz Aotearoa is a new organisation that seeks to advocate for, and represent the interests and activities of, jazz creators, presenters, educators and audiences across Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Our board is made up of industry professionals from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. 

John Rae: John is a Wellington-based drummer, composer and educator, well known in Wellington as leader of notorious jazz outfit The Troubles. Born in Edinburgh, he was instrumental in forming the Scottish jazz association Jazz from Scotland.

Jake Baxendale: Jake is a Wellington-based saxophonist and composer, and the leader of several jazz groups including The Jac, Antipodes and JB3. 

Charlotte Crone: Charlotte is a Christchurch-based trombonist and the event coordinator of recording studio/venue Orange Studio.