The winners of the 2021 (sixth edition) Milan-based 7 Virtual Jazz Club Competition are announced by Valerio Pappi
There are two categories “Pros & Amateurs” and “Under 25”.
Entries for the 2022 edition will open on 1 March – website link below.
- Pros & Amateurs
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
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 : www.7virtualjazzclub.net