Jazz South Commissions are about innovation, ambition and artistic aspiration and aim to celebrate and support jazz and improvisation in the South.

Two schemes are supporting 14 composers who are based in the Jazz South region to create new work.


Jazz South Radar Commissions

10 awards of up to £1,250 have been offered to composers at all career stages to create new pieces of original music for up to three performers. These will be digitally broadcast in late 2020, generating inspiration and new material for live performances and touring in the future.

Find out more about the 10 composers selected for Radar Commissions here.





Jazz South Breakthrough Commissions

4 awards of up to £3,000 will be offered to early career composers.  Supported by a package of mentoring, each selected composer will create a new piece for digital broadcast from a venue in the Jazz South region in early 2021. Applications have now closed and the selected composers will be announced very soon.