2019 SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ recipient announced.

John Rae and his group ‘The Troubles’ have been selected for the 2019 SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ.

The SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ aims to create high-quality recordings (audio and video) of original jazz compositions by New Zealand jazz composers.

We celebrate New Zealand jazz composition with the SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project. The project provides jazz composers with the opportunity to have their music filmed and then streamed for promotion in New Zealand and abroad. This is the third year that this project has been running with Anita Schwabe and Jasmine Lovell-Smith being the recipients in 2017 and 2018 respectively. We are looking forward to another successful collaboration with John Rae and ‘The Troubles’,” said SOUNZ’s Executive Director Diana Marsh.

Mr Rae said, “The Troubles are very pleased to receive this opportunity from SOUNZ. The chance to film and record our music is an invaluable tool to take our music to the world. We very much look forward to playing some new music and reuniting with New Zealand jazz piano maestro, Ben Wilcock.

The recordings will be made in December at the Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music – Te Kōkī, Victoria University of Wellington. Following the final editing process, the recordings will be made available for streaming and promoting on the SOUNZ website and embedding on the composer’s website.

 

Photo by Nicholas Garandeau