STUDENT JAZZ COMPETITION
The live finals of the Seventh Annual Student Jazz Competition took place Friday, March 17, at Pensacola State College’s Ashmore Auditorium. Audience members were treated to some fine jazz performances by talented finalists accompanied by the Guffman Trio, consisting of Cynthia Domulot on piano, Fred Domulot on drums and Tom Latenser on bass.
The student performers were all winners. Final placements are as follows:
High School Instrumental Division
Jazz Vocalist Division
College Instrumental Division
Winners will receive monetary awards, ranging from $100 to $500 to be used to further their jazz/music education.
We thank finals judges Tim Jackson, Steve Gilmore and Bobby van Deusen, all renowned jazz performers and educators, for their role in making some tough choices.
Congratulations to all the competition winners – they speak well for the future of jazz.
Also, a big “Thank You” goes to the following Jazz Education Team Supporters (JETS) for their financial assistance, making the event possible:
Larry and Kathy Beall
John and Myrl Eisinger
Paul and Marliese Herrick
Tom and Kathy Lyon
Lynn Parker and Susan Hassell Parker
Pensacola Bay Brewery
Carolyn Tokson and Jeff Elliot
Norman and Betty Vickers
Roger and Kat Villines
Planning will soon begin for the 2018 Student Jazz Competition. Expect updated entry materials in the late Summer time frame. The 2017 application guidance is retained below for reference and possible planning purposes.
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 and view the 2017 application, which contains additional information regarding the application process and requirements.
Click here to download the informational flyer. (PDF, 250K)
Click here to download the application form. (PDF, 350K)
Need a backing track for your application? Click on the appropriate links below to download:
High School Instrumental
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other questions? Email email@example.com or call (850) 433-8382 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–noon.
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