Gavin Correia and Marty Rich, the two who make up Jupiter Project are a New Zealand duo who have garnered a
mixture of indie rock, alternative, hip-hop, and electronica through their music. The duo met at university
and later went into the studio to try their hand in music.
Years later, they’ve arguably become household names in New Zealand, having shared stages with Flume,
Will.i.am and Jason Derulo while becoming regulars at festivals like Rhythm and Vines as well as charting in
the international music scene. They’re no stranger to the TEDxUoA stage, having given their own TEDx talk
back in 2017 — this time around, they’re returning as performers to perform some of their latest tracks for
Pharaoh Swami, aka Mez Tekeste, is a rather up and coming singer-songwriter in New Zealand, who doesn’t
exactly limit himself to a single genre. He strives to experiment with his music and push himself further
outside his bubble of comfort.
Mez was formerly a member of hip hop group “Died in 69”, since then has gone on to perform at Aotearoa’s
leading music festivals like Rhythm and Vines and Northern Bass, and has opened for international acts such
as A$AP Ferg and Flying Lotus. We’re thrilled to have him on the TEDxUoA stage this year!
Jzel Ramos is a 19-year-old local musician, well-known for her young, raw, acoustic vibes from genres of
pop, ballad, and modern hits. In December 2017, she co-wrote her first single, ”Strangers Again” released by
NZ artist Ciaran McMeeken. The single was then released on music platforms - Spotify, Apple Music, etc as of
Although established quite recently, Jzel has performed at events around Auckland, as well as competed in
Stand up Stand Out music competitions, Starlight Talent Shows and involved in songwriting collaborations
with NZ artists such as Ciaran McMeeken, Abby Wolfe and Anabac. Jzel is also a first-year student at UoA,
majoring in Biomedical Science. You're guaranteed to be blown away by her stunning vocals!