2018 AJPC WINNERS

2018 American Jazz Pianist Competition
SOLO FINALISTS

Nicholas Olynciw
Andrew Berinson
Paul Cornish
Ben Tweedt
Alex Flavell
Spencer Zweifel
Elliot Clement

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Congratulations to
Nicholas Olynciw
for the Bösendorfer award!


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Congratulations to
Andrew Berinson
for the Yamaha Award!

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Congratulations to
Paul Cornish
for the Grand Bohemian Award!

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2018 AJPC

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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 Pianist 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/

Past AJPC Competitions

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March 2nd & 3rd, 2018