Overview

This is where the stars come out! Join us for our annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition or the “Sassy Awards,” where the best young jazz singers of today compete to become the legends of tomorrow. Winners of the past 9 seasons include recent GRAMMY® nominees Cyrille Aimée and Jazzmeia Horn, not to mention such stars as Ashleigh Smith, Arianna Neikrug, Deelee Dubé, Quiana Lynell, Laurin Talese, Samara Joy, and June 2021 co-champions Gabrielle Cavassa and Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim. Come and cheer for your favorite vocalists—with so much talent on one stage, everyone’s a winner.

To learn more and enter the competition click below.

November 14th Hosts & Guest Performers

Dianne Reeves

Host & Guest Performer
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