About the AGBB


In a largely male dominated musical genre, to see a full jazz big band on stage with a woman in each section is one thing. To find a full big band of women is stunning. Full sections of trombone, trumpet, sax and rhythm, played with class and style. Add two powerhouse vocalists and you'll be blown away!

The All Girl Big Band, formed in January 2016, was brought about after a conversation between Lana Law and Kate Taylor at the ‘Doug and Doug’ Tribute Concert.

It had us wondering if we could actually get a big band together here in Christchurch consisting of only female musicians. It didn’t take long between us to realise that in fact we could name virtually a full 17 piece big band of Christchurch female musicians. What was considered a crazy, out of the box idea finally became reality.

In January we contacted those who we thought would be interested. Out of the creative influence and the Musical Direction of Lana Law, and stunning vocals of ARA vocal tutor Kate Taylor, the All Girl Big Band emerged.  The All Girl Big Band debuted at In the Loop at the Court Theatre as part of their ‘Hidden Artists’ segment. Since then they have had stunning success with gigs for Jazz After Work, the Swingtown Rebels and our upcoming Tribute to Natalie Cole in the 2016 Big Band Festival.


The band consists of an array of talented musicians – the majority are professional musicians or music teachers in Christchurch. We are lucky enough to have a wide range of ages too, from high school student age to our most mature member at 77, who took up the trombone in her late 40's!

We see ourselves as a unique band here in Christchurch and are very excited to play for you all – Watch This Space!

Latest News

Backstage Christchurch review of 'The Ages' opening show for the Christchurch Big Band Festival

Photos from The All Girl Big Band's post

Nelson – that’s a wrap! Thankyou for a wonderful festival and a great way to start the new year. We were blown away by your hospitality, welcome audiences and general great vibes. 2019 is looking as sunny as Nelson was..can’t wait to share more with..

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Photos from The All Girl Big Band's post

A sold out crowd AND a standing ovation!! Nelson you’ve outdone yourself!! Thanks for an epic night and a great festival ✨✨✨ See you tomorrow at Founders Park 6pm ‍♀️

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Photos from The All Girl Big Band's post

So great to be up in Nelson, what beautiful weather to start 2019! One more sleep til we play https://m.facebook.com/events/1018211548350092 In the mean time some of us are getting some beach time!

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Little Andromeda

Had such a great crowd for our gig at Little Andromeda – try find us in this fun video!

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Next Concert


All Girl Big Band Swing into Christmas

Thursday 20 December Time TBC

Fat Eddie's Jazz Club, Cnr Hereford St & Oxford Tce, Christchurch Central

Join us for some merry times! xx




AGBB goes to Nelson Jazz Festival January 2019

All Girl Big Band – The Ages

Friday 4 January 7:30pm

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, 48 Nile Street, Nelson

MAKING MUSICAL HISTORY at this summer’s Nelson Jazz Festival!

Tickets $30 Ticket Direct

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