On November 1st and 2nd, the nation's top ten young jazz pianists competed for over $10,000.00 in prizes in Gleason Performing Arts Center on the Florida Tech campus in the first EVER American Jazz Pianist Competition. Here are interviews and performances from the 5 finalists.
Gill Scott Chapman, 24, NJ - “ Being involved with the AJPC will help to accelerate my musical career, while also helping me to achieve some of the lofty goals I have set for myself in the process.”
Tune in to Freedom in the Groove this Labor Day night, Sept. 2, at 10:00 p.m. for a live interview with perennial jazz figure, Spike Wilner.
In addition to being a highly gifted pianist, Wilner is also Co-owner of Smalls Jazz Club, a popular venue located in New York City. We will be discussing the revolutionary happenings at Smalls, including live-streamed performance videos and an Artist Revenue Sharing program.
Freedom in the Groove spotlights modern jazz at its finest. The show features not only the highest quality contemporary jazz music, but also live interviews with the musicians who are at the forefront of its creation. Freedom in the Groove is remotely broadcast every week by host Matt Heister all the way from New York City, ensuring that this exciting music is delivered to your ears directly from the world's greatest source for jazz!