The Angel City Arts Young Artist Competition is an avenue for young jazz musicians in the Los Angeles area to create and collaborate with one another in an effort to expand upon the traditional concepts of jazz and improvisation. The competition gives young musicians the opportunity to have their original music heard and evaluated by working jazz professionals.

The winning ensemble will be awarded a $1500 prize and will perform a live set on the opening night of the 2016 Angel City Jazz Festival. In addition, UCSD Jazz Camp will award a scholarship to a musician performing in the finals chosen by our judging panel.

Submissions will be accepted until September 20, 2016