JAZZ COMP GRAZ kunst uni graz -Triennial Competition for Modern Jazz Composition
Jazz is one of the main areas of emphasis here at the University of Music and Performing Arts (KUG) in Graz, Austria. Within our KUG Jazz Institute, Jazz Composition and Arranging are areas of particular focus, in addition to our traditional emphasis on jazz improvisation and ensemble performance. To help support this emphasis our University created the Jazz Composition Competition JAZZ COMP GRAZ. This triennial event aims to recognize and reward innovative and talented young European jazz composers in an educationally enriching environment. In addition to the generous financial prizes that help young composers bring their individual artistic projects to realization, all of the competition finalists had the opportunity to take part in a week of workshops, master-classes and individual lessons with the members of our jury, all world class composers, arrangers and educators.
For this years event, the fourth edition of our triennial jazz composition competition JAZZ COMP GRAZ 2020, we are proud to present our highly esteemed jury members John Hollenbeck, Jörg-Achim Keller and Jim McNeely.