The 2017 Edition winners
The Jury Prize went to GILAD HEKSELMAN TRIO (USA).
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 the italian band REVERIES.