American Pianists Association’s 2014 – 2015 Jazz Fellowship Awards presented by REI Real Estate Services kick off next week; The Cole Porter Fellowship, valued at $100,000, includes a $50,000 cash prize, a recording contract with Mack Avenue Records, and career assistance and engagement for two years

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The American Pianists Association’s 2014 – 2015 Jazz Fellowship Awards presented by REI Real Estate Services kick off next week!

 

The first concert of the competition will feature pianist Christian Sands at The Jazz Kitchen Saturday, September 27th.

 

The (5) Finalists will compete September 2014 – February 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

On March 27, 2015, the Semi-Finals will take place at The Jazz Kitchen and on March 28, 2015, the Finals will take place at Hilbert Circle Theatre with featured four-time Grammy® Award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves. The Finals will be judged by pianists Amina Figarova, Bill Charlap, and Edward Simon, as well as Mack Avenue Records Executive VP of A&R Al Pryor and journalist Don Heckman. The Finals will be streamed live featuring webcast host Christian McBride at AmericanPianists.org.

The winner will be named the American Pianists Association’s Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz.

The Cole Porter Fellowship, valued at $100,000, includes a $50,000 cash prize (the largest prize in the world for a young jazz pianist), a recording contract with Mack Avenue Records, and career assistance and engagement for two years.

 

MORE ABOUT THE COMPETITION & THE FINALISTS HERE: http://bit.ly/1uB511A

 

 

 

Bridget Rawlins

American Pianists Association

4603 Clarendon Rd. Suite 030

Indianapolis, IN  46208

americanpianists.org

 

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