We invite you to register for the 44th National Youth Jazz Competition!
The Tauranga Jazz Society are very excited to be staging the 44th National Youth Jazz Competition in 2022. We look forward to having you join us.
Due to the Omicron outbreak, we have rescheduled the Competition from April to June.
When: When: Monday 20 – Tuesday 21 June 2022
Monday 20 June
8.30am – 5.00pm (approx.) Big Bands in Addison Theatre and Combos in XSpace
5 – 7.30 pm Youth Jam at X Space
8 – 9.30pm Here Come the Judge! Concert (free ticket included in registration fee)
Tuesday 21 June
8:30am – 4.00pm (approx.) Big Bands in Addison Theatre and Combos in X Space
5 – 6pm Prizegiving
Where: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga
2022 TEST PIECES
The song Unit Seven written by bassist Sam Jones and recorded by Cannonball
Rodger Fox suggests using the original version as the first reference point
but the band / musicians should pursue different approaches to the tune
such as the following YouTube clip version
The YouTube clip features Steve Weingart - Piano, Dave Weckl - Drums, Eric
Marienthal – Saxophone, and Carlitos Del Puerto – Bass.
Big Band Section
702 SHUFFLE is by Brent Zvacek. The arrangement can be purchased as a
Focus on New Zealand compositions
This year we would like to encourage students to write original
compositions and for music leaders to consider New Zealand compositions in
their performance programme. To this end Rodger Fox has made available Big
Band charts of NZ composers including Sir Dave Dobbyn, Six Sixty, LAB and
others. Here is the link to the page of charts available
Competition rules: The National Youth Jazz Competition Rules may be
downloaded here from website
Friday 6 May 2022 at 4pm, or once limited spaces have been filled.
All information to be provided by this time, including one copy of music
scores emailed to [email protected]
We will keep you up to date by newsletter and via the National Youth Jazz
Competition Facebook page.
If you have any queries feel free to contact us.
Director National Youth Jazz Competition
Liam Mobile: 021 042 1322 or Mandy 0274 533 425
Address: PO Box 2057, Tauranga 3140
Please do let us know if you would like any performance opportunities at the National Jazz Festival outside of the National Jazz Youth Competition.
Please complete the following and the Festival team will be in contact with you.
Contact Mandy Ryan if you have any questions about performance opportunities outside of the National Youth Jazz Competition. Email: [email protected]
Your registration fee will provide you with access to a programme
specifically designed for National Youth Jazz Competition competitors which
includes onstage workshops and a concert.
Registration fee is $40.00 per person for participating students,
stagehands, Big Band Leaders and accompanying staff.
We will email an invoice to you upon receipt of the completed registration
form. This will confirm your registration. We appreciate your early
payment. All fees must be paid by 20 May 2022.
National Youth Jazz Competition is not responsible for cancellations or the
inability of a school to travel due to weather, threat of terrorism, act of
God and other events beyond National Youth Jazz Competition control.
If you wish to withdraw your registration prior to the event you will need
to notify the National Youth Jazz Competition Director in writing by the
registration closing date of 25 February 2022. There will be no refunds
after this date. Please note that refunds are subject to a $50 processing
CHANGE TO EVENTS POLICY
The National Youth Jazz Competition reserve the right to alter the venues,
times, or event programming whenever it sees fit. Every attempt will be
made to notify any changes to an affected competitor via email and all such
changes will be placed on the website and the National Youth Jazz
Competition Facebook page.
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