Supporting Jazz Education and the Continuation of the Jazz Art Form

For Students:

The competition is open to high school jazz instrumentalists in the bay area.


Three winners will be picked by a panel of professional jazz musicians based on their submissions and awarded 1500 each to further their music studies. The competition will culminate with the winners performing alongside some of the worlds greatest jazz musicians during our regular music season. 


The students that aren’t finalists are invited to join a database of students invited to free ball room workshops.


In addition the winners respective schools will also receive $1000 to support the ongoing development of their music programs.

General Rules:

Applicant must be currently enrolled in a bay area high school program between the ages of 14-18. Click here to request information on the 2020-2021 Scholarship (to be sent out by July 2020)

2020 - 2021 judges to be announced in Summer 2020

Past judges: James Morrison, Bria Skonberg, Nicki Parrott, Randy Napoleon, Konrad Paszkudzki, Katie Thiroux and Paul Keller



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JAZZ AT THE BALLROOM is a 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID 81-5132247)