Award Winners announced by Letter One Rising Stars, 7 Virtual Jazz Club

Two organisations have just announced the winners of their awards:

Screengrab of Immanuel Wilkins from Letter One Rising Stars/WBGO Facebook video

Letter One Rising Stars have announced their award winners:

American saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins and Israeli trumpeter Itamar Borochov respectively are the winners of Letter One’s North American and European awards. The announcement was made during a virtual ceremony broadcast on Saturday 6 February by WBGO, hosted by Jamie Cullum. LINK TO FACEBOOK VIDEO. This video features appearances and performances by Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Christian McBride and this year’s award winners. Past recipients of the RISING STARS Jazz Award include Sasha Berliner, Giveton Gelin, Tom Ibarra, Adrien Brandeis and Kathrine Windfeld

7 Virtual Jazz Club had announced the winners of its fifth contest:

Pros & Amateurs’ Category

– Jury prize for the best musician: Brazilian vocalist Camila Ronza. (Video above)
– Second Prize: saxophonist Alex Hitchcock
– Third Prizes: Aubrey Logan feat. Hagelslag (from Hannover in Germany)
– Canadian trumpeter Rachel Therrien

Under 25 Category

– Jury prize for best Under 25: Italian pianist Tommaso Perazzo
– Second Prize to the band NAUSYQA
– Third Prize: Spanish band Chai Masters
– Honorable mentions: Italian trumpeter Davide Battista and Indonesian guitarist Daniel Dyonisius.

LINKS: Letter One Rising Stars website 

7 Virtual Jazz Club YouTube Channel


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