Registrations for the 42nd National Youth Jazz Competition are now open!
2019 National Youth Jazz Competition Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6 at Baycourt Community Event Centre, Tauranga.
For over 40 years students from throughout New Zealand have gathered in Tauranga to compete for trophies at the National Youth Jazz Competition. Over that time we have hosted thousands of talented performers and been privileged to have some of the world’s best jazz exponents on our judging panels. We have staged memorable workshops, had some amazing performances and we have produced some of the nation's most outstanding jazz players–many of whom are now professional players around the world.
The competition will feature a concert on Friday April 5 featuring competition judges hosted by Rattle Recording Artists and Jazz Tui Award winners Sumo Jazz – including some of the country’s best jazz players with guest performances by Dr Rodger Fox, Dr Dave Wilson and Dixon Nacey.