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American Jazz Pianist Competition Trio Finals On A Taste of Jazz, Nov. 3


Tune in to  A Taste of Jazz Monday, November 3rd at 7 p.m. when Dave Fries will broadcast the American Jazz Pianist Competition's (AJPC)  Trio Finals.

The competition was held at Florida Institute of Technology's Gleason Center for Performing Arts on November 1st and 2nd, 2014.

On Sunday, November 2nd, AJPC Finalists competed in Trio Finals from 2 - 4 p.m. The Solo Finals took place from 5 - 6:30 p.m. and were broadcast live by WFIT.  

American Jazz Piano Competition
American Jazz Piano Competition finalists from left to right: Addison Frei, Grant Richards, Gil Scott Chapman, Emmet Cohen and David Meder.

Trio accompanists were Danny Gottlieb, one of the most popular drummers in jazz and contemporary music and Jamie Ousley, D.M.A., assistant professor of jazz bass at Florida International University in Miami.

Click here for a small sampling of what you'll hear on A Taste of Jazz Monday, Nov. 3rd.

The AJPC Gold Prize winner is Emmet Cohen, a gifted 24 year old from New York City.

"By entering this competition, I hope to meet some other fine pianists in my generation and cultivate lasting relationships with the esteemed judges that will further me both as a human being and as a musician." Emmet Cohen
American Jazz Competition Grand Prize Winner Emmet Cohen with competition organizers, Ginny and Brian Gatchell of Atlantic Music.

The  inaugural American Jazz Pianist Competition was conceived by Brian and Ginny Gatchell of Atlantic Music Center , Melbourne. The goal of the competition is to increase the interest and enjoyment of jazz by more of the music loving population and to draw attention to Melbourne, Florida as a cultural destination.