The 2017 Edition

The 2017 edition was dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald and hundreds of musicians from all over the world took part in the contest.

The 2017 Edition
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The 2017 Edition winners

The JURY PRIZE went to GILAD HEKSELMAN TRIO (USA). They won 3000 euros in cash and artistic advertising.
 
About Gilad Hekselman Trio
"This musically tight trio is fiery yet subtle, bold yet understated, modern yet traditional. Hekselman’s tone is clear and warm and the accuracy of his playing is remarkable. Rhythmically synched, the trio’s playing is mature and controlled yet spontaneous and improvised. The communication between the musicians is significant"
Debbie Mari (musician, teacher at the UKZN School of Music Jazz Studies, judge of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club) - South Africa
 
"...a brilliant guitar player accompanied by great musicians swaying with him between jazz and latin rhythms in an excellent original composition"
Dubi Lenz  (journalist, broadcaster, art director “The Red Sea Jazz Festival”, judge of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club) - Israel
 
"Wonderful guitar playin g with a unique compositional voice and a great sense of ensemble connectedness and purpose. Both fire and control"
Greg Stott  (musician, teacher at the Australian National University, judge of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club) - Australia

 

The WEB COMMUNITY PRIZE went to REVERIES (Italy). They won 1000 euros in cash and artistic advertising.
 

The 2017 Edition Judging Panel

Clarence Chang (Ceo of Jazz World - Producer) - Hong Kong
Eddy Determeyer (journalist and broadcaster)  - Netherlands
Hryar Attarian (journalist for All About Jazz)  - USA 
Fernando R. de Mondesert  (Jazz En Domenicana, member of the Jazz Journalist Association)  - Dominican Republic
José Deluna (teacher and musician)  - Spain
Dubi Lenz  (journalist, broadcaster, art director “The Red Sea Jazz Festival”) - Israel
Dmitry Baevsky  (musician and teacher) - Russia
Arnaldo DeSouteiro (member of the JJA - NARAS-Grammy voting member- founder of the Jazz Station Records label) - Brazil
Ares Tavolazzi (musician and teacher) - Italy
Aurélien Pitavy   (Art director of Charlie Free - Le Moulin à Jazz) - France
Debbie Mari (musician and teacher at the UKZN - School of Music Jazz Studies) - South Africa
Greg Stott  (musician and teacher at the Australian National University) - Australia
Jeri Brown (musician and teacher at the Concordia University Montreal) -  Canada
Marcela Breton  (journalist, member of the Jazz Journalist Association) - Colombia 
Nick Davies  (journalist for All About Jazz - Radio speaker) - UK 

 

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