2022 Best Jazz Awards Winners

2022 Best Jazz Awards Winners

The 2022 Best Jazz Awards winners have been announced with Myele Manzanza taking the Tūī for Recorded Music NZ Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa | Best Jazz Artist for his album ‘Crisis and Opportunity Vol.1’, while Lauren Ellis won the APRA Best Jazz Composition for Papatūānuku.

After making her mark on the Te Whanganui-a-Tara jazz scene Lauren Ellis has moved to LA, there becoming active as an educator, performer, and composer. 

Born out of the necessity to direct his creative energy in a productive direction and maintain his growth as an artist during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, Myele Manzanza recorded his album ‘Crisis and Opportunity Vol.1’ as a reflection of the challenging times.