Welcome to DukeWellington.co.nz! 

From traditional swing and cool jazz to pop-rock and funk, our nine-piece ensemble specialises in providing quality live music for dance events… but, we love smaller gigs wanting straight ahead jazz.

Duke Wellington was formed in early 2015 when a jam combo of experienced Aspire Big Band musicians grew into something special…. Now, with our four horn front-line, bass, drums, keys, guitar and lead vocalist, Duke Wellington is a performing band with an extensive and ever-expanding repertoire of original arrangements.

We’ve played for many events in the Wellington region and around the country, including for the Ceroc dance franchise, the annual Shetland Society's Viking Ball and various fundraising events. We’ve also been a support act for Aspire Big Band gigs including its annual Anzac Dance.

Duke Wellington is available to book. Please contact us at:


Media Centre

We welcome people to have a listen to some of our music and to view our gig photos below

You can also follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/DukeWellingtonDanceBand/

Live Music, Dance Band, Jazz Combo