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Jazzed

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  • NZI Foyer
  • Free
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Join us for an afternoon of jazz to commemorate the opening of our new exhibitions Len Lye: Stopped Short by Wonder and Henri Matisse: Jazz.

The day's performances will feature some of Christchurch's best young musicians from high schools and intermediates around the city. 

Schedule:
1:00 - St Andrew's College
1:30 - Christ's College
2:00 - Cashmere High School
2:30 - Chisnallwood Intermediate School
3:30 - Rangi Ruru Girls School

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