2022 Jazz Improvisation Competition information
Young Jazz Band-it
Category: Music Sound
Category: Music Sound
Welcome to the Young Jazz Band-it Jazz Improvisation Competition 2022, supported by Youthtown. This competition is first organised online with the five finalists required to travel to Wellington for the final round taking place on 1 October 2022.
This event has been put together with both an educational focus and a competition outcome
Students will select one tune from the following list to perform as their audition piece.
All performers have to be enrolled at a New Zealand High School.
Open to all jazz instrumentalists and vocalists: Saxophones, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano/Keyboards, Guitar, Bass and Vocals.
A separate drum set solo competition is set out below.
To enrol in this competition, please visit the Young Jazz Band-it website: https://jazzbandit.nz/NZ-Jazz-Improvisation-Competition
Once the student has enrolled in the competition, a link will be sent to the student’s email address which will include:
Finalists will learn and perform three tunes:
1 October: Selected finalists perform live in Wellington as part of the Young Jazz Band-it Competition
THE GRAND PRIZE WILL INCLUDE:
The three winners from each section: Instrumentalist, Vocal and Drum sections, will receive a $750 Gift Voucher from MusicWorks.
Jazz Drummer Competition:
Perform to the set piece: Doxy
The Performance will include - playing to the melody with the backing track, 4 bars trades with backing track, 16 bar open solo, play melody out with backing track.
Once a student has enrolled in the competition, see instructions above, they will be sent a link for the backing track material.
All dates will be the same as the instrumental jazz solo competition.
Three drummer finalists will be selected for the final round, which will take place in Wellington on 1 October 2022.
ENTRY INTO THE COMPETITION HAS A COST OF $30.00. WHEN WE RECEIVE YOUR ENTRY, AN INVOICE WILL BE SENT.
If you require any added information, please feel free to contact me direct on:
For further information, check out this promotion video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1jnZM8bG_8