Auckland Zoo Jazz – Final Two Weeks for 2013

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Two More Weeks of Jazz at the Zoo this Summer

Summer Zoo LatesCome and enjoy the final two Wednesdays of the Auckland Zoo Summer Jazz series for 2013.  “Summer Zoo Lates” is at the Auckland Zoo band rotunda from 5.30pm until 7.30pm for the next two Wednesdays.

This week Wednesday 13 March, the band is the thirteen piece Jazz Experience comprising leading Auckland jazz musicians. There will also be a guest appearance by Bevan Williams singing a selection of Michael Bublé hits that he performs with the band as “The Bublé Experience”.  Click here for more information.

Visitors who come to the Zoo earlier in the day on 13 and 20 March can simply stay late at no extra charge. If visitors arrive from 4.15pm, entry to the Zoo is $15 for adults, $10 for children, and under 4s are free. Last visitor entry is at 6.45pm.

“Summer Zoo Lates are perfect for visitors who can’t normally make it to the Zoo during the week because they’re at work or school,” says visitor experience manager, Natalie Hansby.

“It’s also a really lovely time of day to come to the Zoo, and these visits will have quite a different feel than a regular day trip. Plus, our cafés still be open, most animals will be up, and there will be live music at the band rotunda from 5.30pm to 7.30pm,” she says.

Visitors  get the chance to participate with the creatures that are roosting around the Zoo by jumping, walking or mimicking their actions, and the creatures in turn respond to this attention – all you need is a smartphone.

Guided tours of the exhibition take place at no extra charge during Summer Zoo Lates on  13 March from 6pm to 7pm.

Summer Zoo Lates entertainment schedule

  • Wednesday, 13 February – Prohibition Big Band
  • Wednesday, 20 February – Craig Williams Set with Hannah Grant
  • Wednesday, 27 February – The Afro-Jazztet with James Langabeer
  • Wednesday, 6 March – Fifty Five Drive
  • Wednesday, 13 March – The Jazz Experience
  • Wednesday, 20 March – Latin Silk, a 6-piece Latin American band