Winners at the 7 Virtual Jazz Club Competition (2021/ 6th edition)

The winners of the 2021 (sixth edition) Milan-based 7 Virtual Jazz Club Competition are announced by Valerio Pappi

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There are two categories “Pros & Amateurs” and “Under 25”.

Entries for the 2022 edition will open on 1 March – website link below.

  1. Pros & Amateurs
Ariel Bart . Publicity photo

First Prize: Israeli harmonica player Ariel Bart with the tune “Colors Palette”.(YOUTUBE / Website)

Second Prize: English bass player Misha Mullov-Abbado‘s group with the tune
“The Infamous Grouse”.

Third Prize: the Swedish Big Band Tolvan Big Band with the tune “Interactions”.

2. Under 25s

Ella Zirina (still from video)

First Prize: Latvian guitar player Ella Zirina with the tune “I Love You Porgy” (YOUTUBE)

Second Prize: Belgian group Cobalt Trio with the tune “Milan’s Blues”.

Third Prize: Indonesian piano player Kasyfi Kalyasyena with the tune “Change”.


Geila Zilkha (vocalist, teacher) – Japan

Gegè Telesforo (musician, producer) – Italy

Patricia Johnston (producer & artist manager) – France

John Fenton (Jazz Journalists Association) New Zealand

Howard Mandel (president of the Jazz Journalists Association) – USA

Chris Hodgkins (producer, broadcaster for Jazz London Radio) – UK

Fernando R. de Mondesert  (Jazz Journalist Association)  – Dominican Republic

Hryar Attarian (journalist for All About Jazz)  – USA

Arthur Satyan (musician, teacher) – Armenia

Eddie Bencton (writer, producer, professor) – USA

Marcela Breton  (Jazz Journalist Association) – Colombia 

Arnaldo DeSouterio (journalist, Producer, member of JJA) – Brazil

Debbie Mari (teacher at the UKZN – School of Music Jazz Studies) – South Africa

Jan Fritz (producer, editor) – Germany

Peter Slavid (broadcaster) – UK

Anna-Maria Nitschke (vocalist and songwriter) – Netherlands

Jan Granlie (editor Salt Peanuts) – Denmark

Jane Cornwell (journalist, writer) – Australia

Lofton Wheeler Emenari (broadcaster, writer) – USA

Jiaowei Hu (All about Jazz) – China

Loes Rusch (teacher at Conservatorium Van Amsterdam) – Netherlands

Virgil Mihaiu (writer) – Romania

Mirian Arbalejo (Jazz journalist) – Spain

Arlette Hovinga (Jazz in Europe) – Netherlands

Kornél Zipernovszky (Jazz Journalist) – Hungary

Jagadeesh Ramanujam Mudambi (Jazz teacher) – India

David Adler (music critic and journalist) – USA

Victor Ovchinnikov (Jazz Journalist) – Ukraine

Antonio Ciacca (pianist, composer) – USA

Anna Russkevych (Art director Jazz on the Dnieper) – Ukraine

Josef Woodard (Jazz journalist) – USA

Jean Marie Doury (music journalist) – France


LINK FOR 2022 Applications :

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