Tuesday, January 10, 2023

2023 NJ Jazz Society Scholarship Competition Now Accepting Applications


2023 NJ Jazz Society Scholarship Competition 

The 2023 New Jersey Jazz Society Juried Scholarship Competition is now accepting applications. There are four awards:

·      $1,000 prize for Jazz Performance

·      $1,000 prize for Original Competition

·      $500 prize for Jazz Performance

·      $500 prize for Original Competition

The competition is open to all New Jersey college students currently enrolled in a college undergraduate music program. And, this year, it will also be open to New Jersey residents who are currently enrolled in an out-of-state college undergraduate program

Proof of residency is required.

Along with the cash award, winners will receive guidance, mentorship, the opportunity to perform with an industry professional, and coverage in Jersey Jazz. Submission Deadline is March 31, 2022, EST.  

Visit Program for details. 

Judges will include Musician/Educators Mariel Bildsten, Don Braden, and Ted Chubb; and Jazz at Lincoln Center VP of Programming Jason Olaine. Winners will be announced May 1, 2023, and will be profiled in the June 2023 issue of Jersey Jazz.

Last year’s winners were trumpeter Liam Sutcliffe of Moorestown, NJ (Rutgers), $1,000 for Jazz Performance; vocalist Jimmy Waltman of Hopewell, NJ (Princeton), $1,000 for Original Composition; bassist Sam AuBuchon of St. Louis (William Paterson), $500 for Jazz Performance; and guitarist Derick Freitas Campos of Fort Lee, NJ (Montclair State), $500 for Original Composition.

This competition is generously supported by Nan Hughes Poole.