Judges and committee members worked hard through the holiday season and new year to determine the winners of the 2016 Made in New York Jazz Competition. The winners and participants of the competition will be invited to join legendary Jazz masters at the annual Gala event in Tribeca, NYC to be held on May 20, 2017.
“It was a very difficult decision for the judges and committee members this year,” says Made in New York Jazz Competition founder, Misha Brovkin. “The level of talent was exceptional. People from all over the world send amazing videos, and we want to give each competitor the level of attention and respect that they and their music deserve. That’s why it takes us from October through February to decide on the winners.”
The third-place winner goes to an amazing guitarist from Thailand, Pamai Chirdkiatisak. His mastery of the strings illustrates his passion for music and love for Jazz.
The second-place prize goes to four clarinet players from Austria, The Woody Black 4. Their music exemplifies the constant evolution of Jazz, and reflects a freshness and fun that captures the warmth and quirkiness of the genre that dates back to the beginning of Jazz itself. Woody Black 4 entered under the Small Band Category.
The grand prize winner is an ensemble from France called the European Jazz Trumpet Group, who competed under the Big Band and Arrangement categories. “First class trumpet playing!” says Grammy Award winner, trumpet player, and Competition judge, Randy Brecker. “What an amazing group of musicians. The whole concept was great. Amazing trumpet players,” adds multiple Grammy Award nominee, Mike Stern.
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Images: Andy Filimon Photography
- New York, NY; February 8, 2017-