"The Competition is intended to increase exposure of jazz to a wide range of people in all age groups, and especially with a focus on younger people. In addition, we hope to motivate students to study jazz piano and pursue full or part-time careers in jazz related entertainment. It is expected that the Competition will demonstrate the inherent artistic qualities of jazz as a unique and imaginative musical genre, and increase the interest and enjoyment of jazz by more of the music-loving population."

Artistic Director

Jeremy Siskind

Jeremy Siskind

Among the top jazz pianists of his generation, Jeremy Siskind is the winner of the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition among many other international awards. Siskind was recently named Assistant Professor of Music Western Michigan University
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November 1-2, 2014 – Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Deadline for Entry: September 15, 2014

Prize List

Performance Venues

2014 Judges

Wes Hamrick

Wes Hamrick
Preliminary Judge Chairperson

Jazz and studio music performer, Wes Hamrick graduated from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is performing at festivals and concerts throughout the country.
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Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson
Final Judge

Pianist, educator and Associate Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music, Doug Johnson has done workshops and masterclasses at universities in Austria, Germany, Poland, and USA.
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Edward Simon

Edward Simon
Final Judge

Guggenheim Fellow and member of the SF Jazz Collective, Edward Simon has recorded 10 critically acclaimed albums as leader and has appeared as guest artist on more than 50 recordings.
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Christian Tamburr

Christian Tamburr
Final Judge

Internationally touring vibraphonist and pianist, Christian Tamburr won the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performer” award and the “2013 Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award.
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