Due to the current global situation with the COVID-19 Virus , We are sorry to announce that we will be canceling this years Award Ceremony. Scheduled for June 6th 2020. The safety of our students and their well being are our upmost concern.

We will be keeping the the application process open until  April 2021

we will have have Monthly updates concerning the Z Awards and the  global crisis

We urge everyone to please stay safe, we look forward to see everyone next year and we will have the best award show we have ever had.

Take Care

Tony Zawinul, And the Zawinul Foundation Team

Our award lineup for 2020 includes:

  • The “Z” Award (U.S. & Austrian students) (application link coming soon)
  • The Spirit Award (Austrian students only, no application necessary)
  • Most Improved (Austrian students only, no application necessary)
  • NEW! The Creative Video Award (Austrian students only) (application link coming soon)

For detailed descriptions of our awards and corresponding prizes, click HERE

Our annual award ceremony will be held at the famous Porgy & Bess Jazz and Music Club in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday JUNE 4, 2022 @16:00hr

We couldn’t provide any of these opportunities for students without your help!  If you’d like to donate to our nonprofit, please click HERE

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at anne@zawinulfoundation.org.

Thank you!

2022 Z Awards Now Accepting Applications for the Music Exchange Program