The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, now in its seventh year, is accepting applications for the 2018 contest. Also known as the SASSY Awards, the competition’s finals will take place Nov. 18 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Victoria Theater in Newark, as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival.
Contestants must be age 16 or older and may not be presently signed to a major record label. Applicants from around the world are encouraged to apply. In addition, for the second time, the 2018 competition is open to both male and female vocalists.