The 2020 Recipient of the Performing Outstanding Performance of the Year award is T.C. Levi 7D1
This award is for the best Performing Arts performance of the year – for the best individual performance in any performing arts fields.
Levi is a talented and gifted young musician. He has a natural ability on the drums and as a vocalist. His talents have been recognized both regionally and nationally by established adjudicators and music educators. In 2019 he was awarded the Hill/Wilcock Trophy for the Most Outstanding Drummer at the National Jazz Festival, Outstanding Soloist at the Auckland Secondary School Jazz Competition and was a member of the Best Overall Combo at the National Jazz Festival.
This year Levi has showcased the breadth and range of his talents in a range of performances with the Big Band and Jazz Combo. As the only remaining member from the National Champion Jazz Combo last year, he has led the group as they developed a new and fresh sound, whilst aspiring for excellence
He performed as part of the Chamber Music Concert, Winter Concerts and the Gala Event this year. With no opportunities to compete representing the School Levi has sought other performance opportunities including supporting University of Auckland Jazz Performance students as a drummer and vocalist. He has also been a member of upcoming New Zealand artist, Aidan Fine’s, band who opened for this year’s Aotearoa Music Award winners CHURCH & AP.