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

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

Jeremy Siskind, Bill Mays, Lynne Arriale, Martin Begerano

Jamie Ousley, Brian Gatchall & Danny Gottlieb


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

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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