WBGO hosts Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

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Urban News Staff Reports

WBGO Jazz 88.3 is hosting the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, also known as the "SASSY" Awards, on Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. at the NJPAC.

The competition for outstanding jazz singers gives the winner a platform for embarking on a career in the music business. Five finalists will be evaluated by a panel of special guest judges on attributes including vocal quality, musicality, technique, performance, individuality, artistic interpretation and ability to swing.
The winner will take home a $5,000 cash prize. This year’s judges include multi-Grammy winning bassist and NJPAC’s Music Jazz Advisor Christian McBride; feted jazz vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater and Jane Monheit; WBGO-FM host Gary Walker; and jazz producer Matt Pierson.

Tickets are available now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.

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