The finals for the inaugural Young Jazz Band-it Competitions, the national competition for High School and Intermediate School Jazz Bands with $18,000 in prizes, will take place on Saturday, 1 October 2022, at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.
Ten jazz bands from around the country will compete in the Essential NZ Jazz Band Competition. Eight musicians will contest the NZ Jazz Improvisation Competition. Three finalists will contest the NZ Drum Improvisation Competition and three finalists in the NZ Jazz Composition Competition.
The finals take place between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. At 5.00 pm, the Rodger Fox Big Band will perform before the Prize-Giving at 6.00 pm.
Information about the finalists is available HERE.