The Auckland Jazz Competition is the third national secondary schools competition that our students have participated in this year, and once again, they have done extraordinarily well.
Avondale College was once again one of the most well represented schools in the competition, fielding two big bands and six combos, under the direction of Avondale's Head of Jazz, Mr Mike Robinson.
Two of Avondale College's groups made it through to the final held at the Pt Chevalier RSA on Sunday 15 August, after some stellar performances in the heats held over the previous weekends. They were the Avondale College Big Band and the Avondale College Quintet, who both received Platinum Awards for their performances in the competition. The Quintet also won the award for Best Combo - for the third time this year; an outstanding achievement!
RESULTS FROM THE AUCKLAND JAZZ COMPETITION 2021
Platinum Award: The Avondale College Jazz Quintet
Platinum Award: Avondale College Big Band
Gold Award: Hiri and the High Hats
Silver Award: Blue Note Combo
Silver Award: Rob's Dogs Combo
Silver Award: 52nd Street Combo
Silver Award: Avondale College Stage Band
Best Combo: The Avondale College Jazz Quintet
Most Outstanding Soloist: Toby Barrett - Saxophone
Most Outstanding Soloist: Finn Hughes - Drums