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SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project recipient announced.

Bryn van Vliet and his group ‘The Bryn van Vliet Quartet’ with special guest Callum Allardice have been selected for the 2021 SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ.

The SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ aims to create high-quality recordings (audio and video) of original jazz compositions by New Zealand jazz composers.

We celebrate New Zealand jazz composition with the SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project. The project provides jazz composers with the opportunity to have their music filmed and then streamed for promotion in New Zealand and abroad. This is the fifth year that this project has been running with Anita Schwabe, Jasmine Lovell-Smith, John Rae and Thomas Botting being the recipients in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively. We are looking forward to another successful collaboration with Bryn van Vliet and his Quartet, with special guest Callum Allardice,” said SOUNZ’s Executive Director Diana Marsh.

Vliet said, “I'm stoked to be receiving this grant towards recording more of my original music with some of my favourite musicians. Receiving this grant allows me to further explore my personal direction in Jazz on a commercial level.”

The recordings will be made in December at the Massey University recording studios in Wellington. Following the final editing process, the recordings will be made available for streaming and promoting on the SOUNZ website and embedding on the composer’s website.

Photo Credit: Veronica Eastell