STUDENT JAZZ COMPETITION

studentjazz1Student Jazz Competition

Plans for the 2017 Student Jazz Competition have begun, and applications will be accepted through the Feb. 17, 2017 deadline. This will be the seventh year for the competition – showcasing the region's talented student jazz performers and contributing much needed financial support.

Click here to download the informational flyer. (PDF, 250K)

Click here to download the application form. (PDF, 350K)

Three Divisions: The competition is divided into three divisions, with three finalists selected for each. The three finalists in each Division will perform in the live finals at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17. The event is free, and open to the public.

Click the image to download the flyer (PDF, 250K).
Click the image to download the flyer (PDF, 250K).

Awards for final placement:

College Instrumental Division:

First Place: $500 for educational purposes

Second Place: $300 for educational purposes

Third Place: $150 for educational purposes

High School Instrumental Division:

First Place: $400 for educational purposes

Second Place: $200 for educational purposes

Third Place: $100 for educational purposes

Jazz Vocal Division (High School and College):

First Place: $400 for educational purposes

Second Place: $200 for educational purposes

Third Place: $100 for educational purposes

Monetary awards are to be used for furthering the student’s jazz education, such as tuition assistance in a jazz education program, private instruction with a jazz educator, jazz camps, or other music education programs. Award monies will be paid by Jazz Pensacola directly to the source(s) identified by the finalist. Finalists from each division will also be invited to perform with a professional rhythm section at the 2017 Pensacola JazzFest.

Application requirements: Applying instrumentalists and vocalists must reside and attend school (including homeschooling for High School Division) in the greater Pensacola area including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties in Florida and Baldwin County in Alabama.

Application process includes submitting a recording of two jazz solos with backing performances, which will be judged in a preliminary round to select the three applicants in each division to go on to the live finals.

Please click the link below to view and download the full application, which contains additional information regarding the application process and requirements. Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, Feb. 17.

Click here to download the informational flyer. (PDF, 250K)

Click here to download the application form. (PDF, 350K)

Backing Tracks

Need a backing track for your application? Click on the appropriate links below to download:

College Instrumental

Billie's Bounce   Billie's Bounce (Drums)   On Green Dolphin Street

On Green Dolphin(Drums)   Straight No Chaser   Take the A Train

High School Instrumental

Autumn Leaves 3 Chor   Autumn Leaves 4 Chor   Blue Monk

Fly Me to the Moon 3 Chor   Fly Me to the Moon 4 Chor   Now's the Time

Vocal

Autumn Leaves   Fly Me to the Moon   Route 66

Note: These files are provided for the use of our student competitors and are not for sale or other distribution. Unauthorized use of these audio files is prohibited.

Questions about backing tracks: Email Roger Villines at jrvill@aol.com.

Other questions? Email info@jazzpensacola.com or call (850) 433-8382 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–noon.

Jazz Pensacola

3 West Garden Street

 Suite 418

Pensacola, FL 32502-5633

(850) 433-8382

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