PAJAZZ Idol & Annual Awards
The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective and the Moravian College Music Department join forces to present young students performing small group “Combo” style jazz, where the emphasis is on improvisation. This popular program has celebrity judges of distinction that offer valuable insight to all up-and-coming jazz students and includes audience voting. Participating students can win prizes that include scholarships to summer jazz camps and performance opportunities. PAJAZZ also presents awards and recognition to folks who have contributed notably to the mission of the jazz collective. At the end of the evening, the “Artist of the Year” will be announced. This artist is recognized primarily for performance excellence as well as efforts as a jazz educator.