The Verdict is in!
What an amazing event we had this year!

Great respect and appreciation for the judges
(Bill Mays, Martin Bejerano and Lynne Arriale)
who had difficult decisions to make with such
overwhelming talent within our tight competition!

Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner
of the Grand Bohemian Award worth over $10,000
THOMAS LINGER

The Bösendorfer Award became a tie and was split in two.
The two winners of this award (each taking home $2,500)
were Aaron Lehrian and Bill Alexson.
The Yamaha Awards for $500 in cash and a Yamaha Digital Piano
was awarded to Ariel Pocock, Tom Amend, Alex Flavell and Wade Girton.

 

Many Thank You’s go out to all involved with the 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition
and the (7) top-tier competitors we had this year!

Brian Gatchall presents the AJPC Grand Bohemian Award to Thomas Linger

Solo Finals

Per Danielsson, Dan Rodowicz, French Forbes

Jamie Ousley & Danny Gottlieb

Wade Girton

Ariel Pocock

Jamie Ousley, Brian Gatchall, Danny Gottlieb

Per Danielsson, French Forbes, Jamie Younkin, Brian Gatchall, Dan Rodowicz

Guest at Oscar Peterson Piano

Bill Alexson, Aaron Lehrian, Thomas Linger

Ariel Pocock, Bill Alexson, Aaron Lehrian, Thomas Linger

Ariel Pocock

Alex Flavell

Danny Gottlieb

JUDGES
Jeremy Siskind, Bill Mays, Lynne Arriale, Martin Begerano

Jamie Ousley, Brian Gatchall & Danny Gottlieb

AJPC WINNERS

Tom Amend

Jamie Ousley and Brian Gottlieb

Per Danielsson and Dan Rodowicz, Jazzy Socks

Guest with Jazz Art Composite

Finalists Playing After Solos

Bill Alexson & Danny Gottlieb

Bill Alexson

All Finals Toast

Aaron Lehrian

Cliff and Sarah Bragdon

Ed Shanaphy and wife with Brian Gatchall

PAST AJPC WINNER UPDATE


2017 AJPC WINNER – THOMAS LINGER

American Jazz Pianist Competition’s 2017 Winner and UNC graduate. Thomas recently moved to NYC and is already working with some of the Premier Jazz Clubs, including a 5-night, side-man performance at Dizzy’s Club.

Thomas Linger, a lifelong improviser, has recently won the 2017 American Jazz Pianist Competition and is hitting the scene in NYC.  He is a performer, composer, and teacher, having played throughout the east coast with his own trio and many other groups such as the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra, the Chad Eby Quartet, the Steve Haines Quartet, and many more.  Thomas is featured alongside renowned guitarist Peter Bernstein on Steve Haines’ most recent album Secret Stashreleased February 2017.

 

For more information: thomaslinger.com

2014 AJPC WINNER- EMMET COHEN

B3 ORGAN RESIDENCY WED NIGHTS AT THE SMOKE & JAZZ SUPPER CLUB NY

He placed first in both the American Jazz Pianists competition (2014) and the Phillips Piano Competition at the University of West Florida (2011). He was a finalist in the prestigious American Pianists Association’s Cole Porter Fellowship (2015, 2011) and the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition (2011).

For More Information: emmetcohen.com/bio/

2015 AJPC WINNER- ADDISON FREI

2017 1st PLACE WINNER OF PARMIGIANI MONTREUX JAZZ COMPETITION TO PLAY 2018 MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL IN SWITZERLAND

The New York-based pianist has won first prize in several competitions including the 2017 Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition, the 2016 UNISA International Jazz Piano Competition in Pretoria, South Africa, the 2015 American Jazz Pianist Competition in Melbourne, Florida and the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition.

For More Information: addisonfrei.com/bio/

Brian Gatchall Instructs Finalists

Competitor Arrival

The Jazz Trio Masterclass included Beth and Danny Gottlieb,
Per Danielsson and Jamie Ousley

Danny and Beth Gottlieb

Gary Stowell

Past AJPC Competitions

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