Hello out there and welcome. This blog is mostly about jazz in New Zealand, especially pre-1970, but from time to time I will post things on other topics. If you’re wondering why jazz in New Zealand and pre-1970 (and most people do!), well, I’m a New Zealander, and I’ve just completed my PhD thesis on jazz in New Zealand from the 1920s to the 1950s. To me the history of jazz in New Zealand is enthralling and through this blog I hope to share some of the stories that I found in the course of my research for my thesis, and my on-going research as I try to turn the thesis into a book. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.