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JazzTimes Top Track Contest Enters Final Phase

Recordings must be submitted by June 14 to be eligible for consideration

The first JazzTimes Top Track contest, which began accepting submissions in April, is now heading into its final days. If would-be entrants wish to have their music considered by our judges, they must register for the contest and submit an audio recording by June 14, 2022 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Each track must be submitted in MP3 format and cannot exceed 50 MB in size; all compositions must be original (no standards/covers, please).

Those who enter the Top Track contest will be eligible for three levels of prizes. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize; the second-place winner will receive a $500 cash prize; and the third-place winner will receive a $250 cash prize. Each of the three prize-winners will have their tracks featured on and receive coverage in a future issue of JazzTimes, both in print and online; they will also receive a one-year JazzTimes VIP membership.

After the entry period is over, our judges will get to work. Potential Top Track winners will be notified by telephone, mail and/or e-mail no later than December 31, 2022.

If you’ve made a piece of music that you think could be a Top Track, don’t delay—submit it before the June 14 deadline! The quality of the submissions so far has been high; here’s a brief snippet of one, just for example: bassist Al Payne’s “Let’s Meet Between 5 & 4.”



For more information, visit the Top Track Contest page.