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
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
Per Danielsson, Dan Rodowicz, French Forbes
Jamie Ousley & Danny Gottlieb
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
Jeremy Siskind, Bill Mays, Lynne Arriale, Martin Begerano
Jamie Ousley, Brian Gatchall & Danny Gottlieb
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
All Finals Toast
Cliff and Sarah Bragdon
Ed Shanaphy and wife with Brian Gatchall
Brian Gatchall Instructs Finalists
The Jazz Trio Masterclass included Beth and Danny Gottlieb,
Per Danielsson and Jamie Ousley
Danny and Beth Gottlieb