The Young Band-it - Essential NZ Jazz Band Competition, supported by Youthtown, recognises and rewards excellence in jazz musicianship and performance.
Bands entering this competition must have between 12 and 20 members, one of whom can be a vocalist, and there are three prizes on offer.
The winner will receive $6,000 of musical equipment from Musicworks NZ plus a recording and music video (valued at $4,250). The second and third-placed bands will receive $2,500 and $1,500 respectively, of musical equipment.
For the 2024 competition, you'll be able enter your Jazz Band in the Young Jazz Band-it - Essential NZ Jazz Band Competition online.
The cost to enter the Young Jazz Band-it - Essential NZ Jazz Band Competition is $275.00 per school.
This includes FOUR Essential NZ Big Band arrangements.