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Enter today! Register for the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition!
is September 6 at 5PM
divine Sarah Vaughan — Newark’s greatest musical gift to the world — got
her start as the winner of a talent contest. NJPAC honors her legacy every
year with The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Now
entering its second decade, “The SASSY Awards” is the only international
jazz vocal competition of its kind, open to all genders. At this public
performance, you’ll witness the next generation of powerhouse jazz
vocalists ready to take their rightful place in the global spotlight.
The event is hosted by WBGO Morning Jazz host Gary Walker. Our panel of
all-star judges includes Regina Carter, Christian McBride, T.S. Monk, Pat
Prescott and Maria Schneider. Contestants are evaluated on vocal quality,
musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation
and ability to swing. The winner receives a $5,000 cash prize and a
one-of-a-kind platform for embarking on a career in the music business.
tickets are available online at njpac.org,
1.888.MY.NJPAC (696.5722) or the NJPAC
Box Office, One Center St., Newark. All tickets are subject to a per-ticket
handling fee, which varies by performance and method of purchase. The fee for
telephone and online orders is always the same. Fees paid at the box office
are always the lowest available fee for a performance.