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SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project | Ngā Hopuranga Puoro Tautito a SOUNZ recipient announced.

Michael Costeloe and his group ‘The Mike Costeloe Quintet’ have been selected for the 2022 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 sixth year that this project has been running with Anita Schwabe, Jasmine Lovell-Smith, John Rae, Thomas Botting and Bryn van Vliet being the recipients in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively. We are looking forward to another successful collaboration with Michael Costeloe and his Quartet,” said SOUNZ’s Executive Director Diana Marsh.

Costeloe said, “I am so excited to receive this funding to record and film some of my original compositions for small jazz ensemble. These tunes have been introduced slowly into my sets over the past couple of years, and I've been meaning to get them recorded for a while now. This SOUNZ Jazz Recording Project is the perfect opportunity for me to finally do just that. Projects like these are so helpful for up-and-coming artists like myself to really build a profile, and get their music out into the world.”

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.