Jazz by Candlelight transforms Christchurch's most beautiful venues into intimate Jazz Clubs, bathing the space in candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for some sublime jazzy sounds. We seek out the best talent in Christchurch, who for this special edition will be playing a tribute to the works of American singer-songwriter Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and more Jazz Greats. Feel the music usher in all the good feelings that arrive with the most special time of the year. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a history lesson on some of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the world of jazz.


  • Misty - Sarah Vaughan
  • Ain't We Got Fun - Peggy Lee
  • A Sunday Kind of Love - Etta James
  • The Girl From Ipanema - Diana Krall
  • But Beautiful - Billie Holiday
  • I'm Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  • Fever - Peggy Lee
  • Just Friends - Sarah Vaughan
  • Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
  • I Put a Spell on you - Nina Simone
  • Autumn Leaves - Eva Cassidy
  • All the things you are - Ella Fitzgerald
  • At Last - Etta James

The Elly Rydge Quartet

  • Vocals - Elly Rydge
  • Mitch Thomas - Drums
  • Darren Pickering - Piano
  • Michael Story - Upright Bass

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