New York, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
Businesses have the opportunity to support young musicians and spread their brand to international jazz fans through the Internet in the upcoming contest.
The contest, which features young musicians from 43 countries, gets more than 1.5 million video loads and more than 20 thousand registered users, increasing daily. Second annual Made in New York Jazz Competition seeking new Talents. Companies from all over the world are invited to take part as sponsors to give budding musicians a chance to realize their dreams and get a great chance to get global visibility to the brand. In May 2014 the contest was capped off with a concert at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center with participants that came from nine countries to perform in New York City.
For as little as $75, brands may become sponsors for the Made in New York Jazz Competition. That $75 provides one developing jazz musician entrance to the contest, to show the jazz world what they have to offer. Sponsorships for the Made in New York jazz competition go beyond associating a business’s brand with a competition. A company that sponsors this contest supports music and the arts and affords opportunities to musicians throughout the world; musicians who otherwise may not have an access to a showcase for their talents like this competition.
For the official contest website, sponsorship options include logos or banners appearing on the page of the participants being supported. Sponsors can choose from different options how to support the contest and its participants. Indeed, sponsors may contribute more than $75 to support multiple entrants, and they have their choice of applying their sponsorship either individually or by country or region.
Businesses receive valuable advertising through sponsoring the Made in New York Jazz Competition, but contest founder Mikhael Brovkin said there is so much more than sponsorship; by getting involved with the Made in New York Jazz Competition, except the advertisement value that sponsor will get, they also help young musicians be heard by a global audience as well as help develop and preserve the art of jazz.
Contest sponsors are able to reach large audiences of international jazz fans online. The contest tallied over 1.5 million video loads. Contest viewers navigate to the site to watch videos of the performances submitted by participants from across the globe. What’s more, there’s a gala concert at the end of the contest, and there are sponsorship options for businesses who’d like their brand displayed in the concert hall. On May 2014, the Jazz Gala in New York concert sold full house, about 1,000 jazz fans in attendance.
Winner of the competition, vocalist Anita Vitale, came to perform from Italy. Her winning submission in 2013 was an acappella performance of “Centerpiece” by John Hendricks. Performing alongside her in the video was Bobby McFerrin. Runner up was Russian-born pianist Evgeny Lebedev, who was recognized for an original composition he submitted with his three-piece group called Evgeny Lebedev World Trio.
Both Vitale and Lebedev were on hand on May 3, 2014 for the Jazz Gala in New York, the festival celebrating the winners of the 2013 Made in New York Jazz Competition. The concert took place in front of a full house Tribeca Performing Arts Center in Manhattan. The concert brought many of the contest participants together and gave the young musicians an opportunity to rehearse with seasoned jazz masters for a couple days before sharing the stage with them at the actual performance. For many of the performers, this incredible stage experience was part of a first trip to New York City and for some to United States.
Legendary jazz musicians that performers had the privilege to rub elbows and share the stage with at the Jazz Gala in New York included Lenny White and Randy Brecker. They also sat on the panel of judges for the competition leading up to the gala event.
Piano-making company KAWAI partnered with the 2013 Made in New York Jazz Competition and provided prizes; an ES7 Digital Piano to the first runner up, and an MP6 Professional Stage Piano to second runner up. This year Kawai USA extended the partnership with Made In New York Jazz Competition.
In its first year, the Made in New York Jazz brought musicians throughout the world together through the unique online competition. Entrants in six categories were judged by voters who registered through the contest’s website, as well as a committee of world-renowned jazz musicians and panel of legendary judges! The judges are: Lenny White, Joe Lovano and Randy Brecker.
Last year, the Made in New York Jazz Competition received hundreds of submissions representing 37 countries. Over 16,000 people registered to the website.
Made In New York Jazz Competition