Event Details

41st National Youth Jazz Competitions

Wednesday 28 March to Friday 30 March

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PRICES

See below

WHEN

Wednesday 28 March to Friday 30 March

WHERE

Baycourt Addison Theatre

Description

Presented by: National Jazz Festival

For 41 years the National Youth Jazz Competition have showcased the very best of emerging jazz players from across New Zealand.  Over three days Combos and Big Bands from New Zealand Secondary Schools strut their stuff for trophies and awards.  Many a career has been launched from these competitions - past winners include Nathan Haines, Hollie Smith and Sacha Vee. 

This year we have two international judges on our judging panel: American bassist Dewayne Pate and saxophonist Dave Wilson. Head judge is Dr Rodger Fox.

Stage performances will be streamed live on YouTube so you can follow the competition where ever you are - follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Competition days & prices:

Combos & Big Bands – Wednesday 28 March (1pm - 5:45pm)

  • Afternoon Session: $12.00

Combos – Thursday 29 March (8:30am – 5:45pm)

  • All Day Pass: $19.00
  • Morning Session: $12.00
  • Afternoon Session: $12.00

Big Bands – Friday 30 March (8:30am – 5:45pm)

  • All Day Pass: $19.00
  • Morning Session: $12.00
  • Afternoon Session: $12.00

Children under 12 are entitled free entry but must obtain a ticket. Available from the Baycourt box office only.