Jazz Talent Competition for Teens and Adults

Jazz Search West 2013, a Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, is holding four competitions at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during the month of March. Contestants will perform at the venue of their choice in front of a panel of judges chosen from Bay Area Jazz professionals and a live audience. At the end of each competition, four finalists will be selected to move on to the semi-final at the SFJAZZ Center and then on to the finals at Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland. Three top winners will be ultimately chosen and will win prizes designed to enhance their musical careers. The panel of judges includes Faye Carol, Kellye Gray, Terrance Kelly, and Wayne Wallace. A professional rhythm section trio will be provided each night featuring local musicians such as Peter Barshay, Deszon Claiborne, Howard Wiley, and Walter Bankovitch. For information and to sign up, go to www.jazzsearchwest.com
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