2015 competition flyer

The application process for the 2nd Annual American Jazz Pianist Competition November 13th-15th, 2015 in the Gleason Performing Arts Center at Florida Institute of Technology has begun! From August 5th to September 30th (Entries must be postmarked by 9/30/15) the AJPC will be accepting applications from pianists whom are U.S. residents between the ages of 15-25 for our Jazz Pianist Competition. Our Grand Prize has a value of over $10,000! Check out the prizes page to see what we are offering to all of our finalists and enter by clicking the tab above in order to download any forms applicable for entry submission.

AJPC Finalists and Semi-finalists

2014 AJPC Finalists

Pictured from left to right:
Addison Frei (22, Silver Award),
Emmet Cohen (24, Gold Award),
Grant Richards (24, Finalist In Concert),
Gil Scott Chapman, (24, Finalist In Concert),
David Meder (24, Finalist In Concert).

What we do:

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 awards. Siskind is currently Chair of the Piano Department at Western Michigan University.
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2015 Prize List

2014 Performance Venues

2015 Judges

Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron
Final Judge

Nine times Grammy nomenee and long-standing professor of music at Rutgers University, Kenny Barron has recorded more than 40 albums and is renown international performer.
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Per Danielsson

Per Danielsson
Final Judge

Sweden native Per Danielsson is Assistant Professor in Jazz Piano at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and an active performer with many international jazz legends.
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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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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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Paul Tardif

Paul Tardif
Preliminary Judge

Mr. Tardif is an outstanding jazz pianist who has toured with Tony Bennett and performed with Peggy Lee, Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra and many more internationally renowned artists.
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