UPDATE 24 Jan 2022: Auckland Live, our partners and artists involved in Auckland Live Summer in the Square regret to announce that due to New Zealand being in Covid-19 Red Traffic Light setting indefinitely, all events scheduled from Friday 28 January - 26 February will not be going ahead. Due to the nature of the events planned and difficulty safely distancing or capping audience numbers in Aotea Square, the events are now postponed until further notice. The welfare and safety of our artists, staff and audiences will remain our first priority.
These events are:
Fiesta 28 – 30 January
Jazz 31 January
Circus 3 - 5 Feburary
The Greatest Showman 5 February
The Circus 5 February
Fashion 11 -12 February
Beats 17 -19 February
In the Heights 19 February
Animation Gets Groovy 19 February
Pride 24 - 26 February
Auckland Pride Party 26 February
We are monitoring advice from the Ministry of Health and will provide further updates and advice around rescheduling of Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square in due course.
Jazz Auckland presents Nathan Haines Octet
New Zealand’s much-loved jazz legend Nathan Haines takes to the outdoor stage at Summer in the Square for Anniversary Weekend, Monday 31 Jan. Performing songs from his gold-selling albums Squire For Hire and Sound Travels plus brand new material from this highly anticipated 11th studio album due for release in 2022, Nathan will be joined by his spectacular eight-piece band featuring brother Joel Haines on guitar and vocalists Jess Penson (Kedu Carlo) and Rachel Clarke. Keyboardist/vocalist Arjuna Oakes is playing a solo support set and also joining the Nathan Haines band for a version of their new single 'Give Thanks'.
Nathan Haines needs little introduction to lovers of crossover jazz, soul, and dance music, and he’s cemented his worldwide reputation recently with collaborations with London based producer/DJ duo Chaos in the CBD and UK based producer Ray Mang as well as high rotate co-production remixes with partner in crime Frank Booker for L.A.B.
“I found myself constantly awed by the sound and great skill of every musician on stage. This was easily the best show of music I have seen by any group in years, absolutely years” - Simon Sweetman review of Nathan Haines Octet, June 2021, Wellington Opera House
Jazz Auckland has curated an afternoon of cutting-edge music and DJs with sets from Jaimie Webster Haines, Manuel Bundy, and Hudge.
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Photo by Braden Fastier