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Made in New York Third Annual Jazz Gala

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 19, 2016

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MadeinNYThis year marks the third annual Made In New York Jazz Gala May 21, 7:30pm at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York. 

The winner of the 2015 Made in New York Jazz Competition João Barradas, recognized European accordionist will be performing this year.

 “I regard João Barradas as a beacon in the future development of accordion as a serious instrument.  He is a master of all styles from classical repertoire and is the most convincing jazz improviser I have heard to date on the instrument.” states Gil Goldstein

João Barradas and other participants TBA of Made In New York Jazz Competition will be joined by lineup of American jazz masters:

 Rufus Reid, one of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene, with his reputation firmly established in the education arena.

Tommy Campbell (known for his work with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and others), Philip Harper (The Jazz Messengers and Charles Mingus Big Band), 

Bobby Sanabria 7 times Grammy award nominee, composer, arranger, educator and writer specializing in Latin jazz. Yaacov Mayman, art director of the competition (Yaacov has performed and/or recorded with Joe Lovano, Benny Golson, Ray Santiago and others).

The host of the GALA 2016 will be George V Johnson Jr., one of the most recognizable jazz voices who mentored and performed regularly with “James Moody & Lou Donaldson”.

Special guest from Italy: Federico Malayalam, YouTube and social media jazz, fusion bass player with over a million views. 

 The Made in New York Jazz Competition enters its fourth year in 2016, featuring a worldwide audience of jazz fans, as well as a slate of musicians from 47 countries and counting.

“The talents keep surprising us every year! It’s great to be part of this discovery process. Our community grows very fast, just last year the competition was ranked as number one jazz competition in Google, Yahoo and Bing. This is an incredible feeling to see some of the artists succeed after participating in Made In New York Jazz Competition,” says Misha Brovkin, founder of the competition.

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