We invite you to enter the Spirit of Jazz Competition

Tauranga Jazz Society are excited to announce a new initiative for 2020, the Spirit of Jazz Composition and Performance Competition for young jazz composers.

We are calling all young jazz composers to submit an original jazz work. Submissions will be judged by Rodger Fox, Dave Wilson and Liam Ryan.

You are competing for two coveted National Youth Jazz Competition awards:

  • The Best Original Composition – Ken Mitchell Trophy plus a $100 Music Planet voucher
  • The Best Performance of a NZ Composition – SOUNZ Trophy plus $50 SOUNZ voucher

Entry Criteria:

Compositions must be new original material, for a combo with a minimum of 3 players and a maximum of 8. Note that vocalists are counted as players.

Video recordings of compositions should be between 3 to 8 minutes long, including any improvisation.

Composers and performers should be under 20 years of age as at 31 December 2020.

Composers must reside in Aotearoa.

Please provide a reduced score or lead sheet along with a video performance of the work.

Competition Deadline:

Entries close Friday 25 September at 5pm

If you have any queries feel free to contact us.

Kind regards

Liam Ryan

Director National Youth Jazz Competition

Liam Mobile: 021 042 1322 or Mandy 0274 533 425

Address: PO Box 2057, Tauranga 3140


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