International Jazz Vocal Competition
- Times: Starting: 3:00 PM
- From: November 18, 2018 to November 18, 2018
- Admission: $29 - $39
- Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
- Address: 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Rising vocalists from around the globe compete for the chance to perform in the finals of the competition, also known as “The SASSY Awards.” The only event of its kind, this competition for outstanding jazz singers gives the winner a platform for embarking on a career in the music business. Singers will be evaluated by a panel of special guest judges, and rated for vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation, and ability to swing. The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. This year’s judges include multi-GRAMMY-winning bassist Christian McBride , NJPAC’s Jazz Advisor; six-time GRAMMY nominated jazz vocalist-composer Nnenna Freelon ; Mary Ann Topper , President of the Jazz Tree, Inc. artist management; WBGO Jazz 88.3FM radio personality Sheila Anderson , and trumpeter, conductor and composer Jon Faddis .