Thursday to Saturday
April 26 to 28, 2018
Bayfront Park Amphitheater
The 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival is pleased to announce the co-winners of its Jazz Piano Competition: Angel Pérez and Brandon Goldberg, pictured here with Piano Competition coordinator Jim Gasior.
WDNA 88.9FM Public Radio will produce the 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival on April 26-28, 2018, three days of music in several outdoor and indoor locations in Downtown Miami with outstanding local, regional, national and international artists. In this second edition of the festival it gives us great pleasure to host the first Jazz Piano Competition open to Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach County musicians ages 11-25.
The winner will be the opening act at the Olympia Theater on Friday, April 27th that features NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith and vocalist Kurt Elling.
2018 PIANO COMPETITION GUIDELINES
Eligibility for the Competition
Finals: Three finalists will be selected and scheduled to appear in Miami as follows:
The jury’s decision will be completed in private and will be announced on February 15, 2018. Jury will not be advised name of competitor. The Artist (competitor) accepts that the jury’s decisions are final and that no appeal is possible. WDNA will not be held responsible due to unforeseen circumstances and/or if the competition is modified, postponed or cancelled. Any dispute relating to the interpretation, execution or non-execution of the present regulations will be subject to United States law.
WDNA or its successor has the right to record the sound (the “Audio Recording”) and visuals (the “Video Recording”) of all Artists’ (competitors) performances during the competition and at any other venues concerning the WDNA 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival Piano Competition now and in the future and to exploit the same, without payment of any compensation to Artist, for all forms of television and radio, Internet streaming (including free on-demand streaming) and on any kind of commercial audio device or commercial audiovisual device now known or hereafter developed.
WDNA or its successors has the right to use Artists (competitors) name and likeness, as well as the right to use the “Audio Recording” and the” Video Recording” for the promotion of the American Jazz Pianist Competition.
We look forward to reviewing your application for the 2018 Miami Downtown Jazz Festival Piano Competition. Please direct any questions on the competition to [email protected].
Applications must reach us by no later than Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm.
Your chance to be the opening act at the Olympia Theater on Friday, April 27th that features NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith and vocalist Kurt Elling! Submit the entry form by March 15, 2018.