JazzBird®, the only music radio app that lets you listen live 24/7 to great jazz shows from stations around the globe, has joined forces with Made in New York Jazz, the first and fastest growing international online jazz competition, to connect the world’s jazz community and create global audiences for local musicians.
Founded in 2013 and now in its fourth year, the Made in New York Jazz Competition is conducted entirely by video and is open to participants worldwide. Submissions are accepted from February 1 through October 28 each year and are posted online for maximum exposure. Finalists are selected by a combination of committee and popular votes, then reviewed by a panel of three celebrity judges. The winners, who are announced on January 31, receive cash awards and prizes provided by the contest’s sponsors and are invited to perform with legendary jazz masters at the organization’s annual gala event in Tribeca in May.
With over 2 million video loads, Made In New York has more than 30,000 registered jazz musicians and fans. Musicians from 55 countries participated in the 2016 jazz competition. Prizes awaiting the winner and two runners-up include cash awards, jewelry, airline tickets, and virtual instruments.
Find out more about the Made in New York Jazz Competition and this year’s judges and winners here.