Ravenscroft Jazz Prize

The Ravenscroft Jazz Prize celebrates rising American solo artists as they begin their journeys in improvised music. The Ravenscroft Jazz Prize is an online competition divided into two main categories, with eligibility determined by age. The competition is open to jazz instrumentalists and vocalists as follows:

 

1) Developing Musicians (ages 14-19)

  • Open to jazz instrumentalists once every three years, beginning in 2024
  • Open to jazz vocalists once every three years, beginning in 2023

 

2) Early Professional Artists (ages 20-25)

  • Open to jazz instrumentalists once every three years, beginning in 2023
  • Open to jazz vocalists once every three years, beginning in 2024

 

Eligibility to participate in the Ravenscroft Jazz Prize is limited to citizens of the United States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. commonwealths/territories. (U.S. nationals from American Samoa are also eligible to participate.)

 

General information and application procedures regarding the Ravenscroft Jazz Prize will be announced in early November 2022. Please check back here at that time for more details.

 

The Ravenscroft Jazz Prize is administered by Ravenscroft, a 30,000 square foot music venue and multi-use space in Scottsdale, AZ. Ravenscroft is an outreach of MSW Ministries, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit private operating foundation, dedicated to presenting creativity that gives glory to God. To learn more about MSW outreach ministries and activities, many of which take place in Ravenscroft, please visit this page.