SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ 2020

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. The recordings will be made between 9 am and 5 pm on Tuesday 1 December, at the Massey Recording Studio, Massey University, Wellington. Following the final editing process, the recordings will be made available for streaming on the SOUNZ website and embedding on the composer’s website.

The project consists of a grant of $2,000, which is awarded to a professional jazz ensemble to perform and record in Wellington a set of 30 minutes of original jazz compositions, which have not been recorded professionally before.

Call for Proposals
We welcome proposals from New Zealand jazz composers and ensembles.  Proposals for the Jazz Recording Project should be emailed to by 5pm Monday 26 October 2020. The selected project will be announced at the beginning of November.

Given the uncertainty due to Covid-19 and the unpredictability of travel, preference may need to be given this year to composers and ensembles which are Wellington based.

Click here for more information and application guidelines. For further information, including previous winners, visit the SOUNZ website

2019 SOUNZ Jazz Recordings - call for submissions