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Applications Now Open for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Piano Competition

Frank Hammel • News • June 15, 2021

Applications for the Jacksonville Jazz Festival Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection – The Piano Place are now being accepted.

More details from the Jacksonville Jazz Festival (www.jacksonvillejazzfest.com):

The competition, hosted by the City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment, will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at The Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL. Five finalists, chosen through “blind” judging, will compete for the honor of this award. The winner will receive a monetary prize and will perform at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Friday, October 1, 2021.

Guidelines

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection – The Piano Place is open to any age acoustic jazz pianist who does not currently have or has not previously had a contract with a major record label at the organizer’s discretion.

Previous first-place winners of the competition cannot apply. Previous finalists may apply. Finalists participating two consecutive years may not apply the third year.

Applicants must be residing in the United States at the time of the competition.

A completed application form, $40.00 entry fee, biography, and photo are required. In the event of a withdrawal, entry fee will not be returned.

Entries must be submitted by Monday, July 5, 2021, at 11:59pm EST.

To apply, go to https://jacksonvillejazzfest.com/2021-jax-jazz-piano-competition-application

 

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