Final of the Young Jazz Band-it competition – Saturday October 1, 2022


The final of the first Young Jazz Band-it competitions, the national competition for high school and middle school jazz bands with prizes of $18,000, will take place on Saturday October 1, 2022 at the New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington.

Ten jazz bands from across the country will take part in the Essential NZ Jazz Band Competition. Eight musicians will take part in the New Zealand Jazz Improv competition. Three finalists will compete in the NZ Drum Improvisation Competition and three finalists in the NZ Jazz Composition Competition.

The finals take place between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m., the Rodger Fox Big Band will perform before the Awards at 6:00 p.m.

You are invited to attend the Rodger Fox Big Band Show and Awards at the Memorial Theater.

Please let me know if you can attend. We invite you to meet on Saturday October 1, 2022 at 5:45 p.m.

For more information on the finalists, see

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Henry R. Wright