He Kōpara

He Kōpara

  • Music
  • Auckland Exclusive

An evening of sublime music featuring Whirimako Black with Allana Goldsmith, Leon Wharekura, and Dixon Nacey.

Opening the Festival with class and style, one of the most distinctive soul singers of Aotearoa graces Tāmaki Makaurau alongside a lineup of top vocalists and musicians for one night only.

After a sold-out headline performance at the Wellington Jazz Festival in 2021, multi-award-winner Whirimako Black (MNZM) (Ngāi Tūhoe) brings her “spirit, passion, confidence” (Scoop) with dynamic performance energy and dulcet tones, performing original material as well as jazz standards in both te reo Māori and English. 

Joining this legend onstage are bilingual vocal stars Allana Goldsmith (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tai ki Tōrere) and Leon Wharekura (Ngaati Mahuta, Ngaati Whaawhaakia, Waikato) with Dixon Nacey (Mangaia, Rarotonga), musical director extraordinaire. 

Rich and versatile sounds of soul, jazz, and more abound in this not-to-be-missed music spectacular.

Tickets to this performance are $20 per Access Ticket – with the option of one complimentary companion seat per Access Ticket, if required and subject to availability. TO BOOK: Fill in the form HERE

Access Booking & Contact
For Access programme queries, contact our Access Programme Coordinator:
Email: Natalie.Braid@aaf.co.nz
Phone & Text: 021 0880 4761
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Access Tickets $20* - plus one companion seat free of charge, if required.


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    Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

301-317 Queen Street, Auckland Central

+64 9 309 2677


“Rich and versatile sounds of soul, jazz, and more abound in this not-to-be- missed music spectacular”


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