About GANZ

GANZ,  The Guitar Association of New Zealand.

Great big name, but really a group of Auckland people from different backgrounds and ages who meet regularly to play, to learn at workshops, host guitar related concerts  and to celebrate all things Guitar.  We have friends and supporters from all over the world but the core group is based in Auckland at the Ponsonby Cruising Club and we meet for a Jam every Wednesday night for most of the year.

The club began as a loose gathering of friends on a monthly basis to share guitar licks and to jam acoustically. These early gatherings were at group members houses for a couple of years and then became established as a Club in 1996.  Since 2000 we have been fortunate to have the use of the Pons for Clubnights on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, Feb. to December and to have workshops, weekly jams and other stuff as the mood takes us.

Most of our current members are working in non-music professions but are keen to practice and improve their skills as part of a guitar group.  All people are welcome and our membership encompasses most ages and both genders. We all have a love of guitar music and musicians in common and have members and guest artists of all genres.

If you have a guitar, you qualify for membership and if you have great guitar skills we are always looking for people to stretch our abilities.  We have a weakness in acoustic and fingerstyle activities at present and would welcome new acoustic players to strengthen our base.

Info. –  text/call any of the present committee:  Dennis  022 657 3820,  Phil 027 230 5029 or  Valerie 021 105 3250

email:      Dennis      dennis@selenden.com

We welcome feedback and comments, feel free to contribute/suggest

Some of our guests: –

Weekly meetings: –

Annual Jambeque: –

Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival: –




  • Val

    Awesome committee!
    Joanne Slagel is the GANZ guest performer at the Ponz on 18 September.


    Hi guys – just a quick all be it a little late plug for the Taranaki Classical Guitar Summer School 2014 – the biggest gathering of guitarists in New Zealand, hosted by the New Plymouth Classical Guitar Society. Check us out at: http://www.taranakisummerschool.com
    Happy holidays.

  • Lutz Keller

    Hi guys!
    let me introduce myself. I’m a fingerstyle guitarplayer and Singer/Songwriter from Berlin/Germany. I’m playing allmost only originals, many fingerstyle-instrumentals and/or songs somewhere between blues / rag / Jazz / world.
    My eldest daughter lives with her family on NZ southisland, Otago-area. So I don’t see them often. I am looking forward to travelling NZ January-February-
    maybe March 2016 to visit my family and to perform if possible! I would really enjoy!
    Is there any chance?
    To check out my doing klick the
    links listed below. Have a listen or watch me performing on
    YouTube. Most written information there is in german, if this
    is a problem and you want more ask for details.
    I also would enjoy any further
    information about fetsivals, clubs, etc. for that time.
    Thanks for yor help, looking
    forward receiving a message – Lutz