Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors winner of the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award

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Global Jazz Ambassadors of the Berklee College of Music Boston has won the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award 2016. First runner-up was the Jazz Arts Quintet of the Manhattan School of Music.

Global Jazz Ambassadors of the Berklee College of Music Boston has won the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award 2016. First runner-up was the Jazz Arts Quintet of the Manhattan School of Music.

The  jury - formed by Jorge Rossy (drummer, pianist), Anton Goudsmit (guitarist, composer), Fay Claassen (vocalist), Michelle Kuypers (programme manager & talent booker North Sea Jazz Festival/Mojo Concerts), and Jan Jasper Tamboer (jazz journalist Parool and Jazzism, writer) - awarded the first prize, an amount of €2,500 to Global Jazz Ambassadors. First runner-up were Jazz Arts Quintet of the Manhattan School of Music, they won € 1,500.

The other prizes went to:
Incentive Prize (€ 750): Vuma Levin Quintet - Temlandvo
Best Hancock arrangement (€ 500): Dario Trapani
Best CvA soloist (participarion in the Hudson Jazz Workshop New York 2016): Nick Thessalonikefs (Canvas)
Best non-CvA soloist (participation in the Summer Jazz Workshop Amsterdam): Adrian Moring, MSM Jazz Arts Quintet

The Keep an Eye International Jazz Award is a competition for outstanding young vocalists and instrumentalists from the USA, Europe and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. This year bands from Berklee College of Music, Boston; Accademia Nazionale del Jazz, Siena; Manhattan School of Music, New York, and Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya, Barcelona, entered the competition.

More about the Keep An Eye International Jazz Award 2016

MSM Jazz Arts Quintet

Vuma Levin

Dario Trapani

Nick Thessalonikefs

Adrian Moring

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