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Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition

The second Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition, run by Clement Pianos will take place in Nottingham on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2010.

Here are the runners and riders in alphabetical order. Note the 15 year old British/French entry, Mathis Picard (video above). He’s currently studying at Chetham’s with Les Chisnall, supported by Tina Turner, Michael Jones and Phil Collins and winner of a few awards already. Oh and according to his biography, he played support for Jamie Cullum at the Orleans Jazz Festival. The next Gwilym Simcock perhaps?

Roman Babik Germany 29

Zoltan Balogh Hungary 26

Andrzej Baranek UK 28

Dory Bavarsky USA 28

Nial Dujliarso USA 29

Chris Donnelly Canada 27

Samvel Gasparyan Armenia 28

Joonas Haavisto Finland 28

Gabriel Latchin UK 26

Mathis Picard UK 15

Jake Sherman USA 21

Logan Thomas USA 25

The judges are Tim Richards, Robert Mitchell, David Newton, Zoe Rahman and Jonathan Gee.

Much more detail on their website.

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