2023 SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ 2023

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 Thursday 14 December 2023, 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 successful composer will receive:

  • Recording studio session: Free studio session at Massey University. 
  • Film and audio: Complimentary film and audio edited by SOUNZ.
  • $2,000 grant: A $2,000 grant for personal use, such as travel or paying musicians.
  • Publicity: Free publicity from SOUNZ.

This opportunity 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. The recipient will be responsible for organising their own musicians. 

Call for Proposals
We welcome proposals from New Zealand jazz composers and ensembles. Proposals for the Jazz Recording Project should be emailed to info@sounz.org.nz by 5pm Monday 6  November 2023. The selected project will be announced mid-November. 

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