Made in New York Jazz Competition Partners with Kawai USA for Second Year in a Row

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Made in New York Jazz Competition partners with Kawai USA for second year in a row. Piano maker Kawai USA and online music competition seek talented young jazz musicians from a worldwide pool.

Made In New York International Jazz Competition

Made In New York International Jazz Competition

During the competition, the site becomes a gathering ground for jazz musicians, producers and fans all over the world, as people take a look at what the best of the young talent has to offer.

The Made in New York Jazz Competition is excited to once again announce a partnership with Kawai America for the second year running. To the victors go the spoils, and those spoils will come in the form of prizes from a world-class musical instrument manufacturer. In addition to covering the airfare required for the winner to travel to New York City to perform in the competition’s closing gala celebration, Kawai will also be presenting the 1st Prize winner with a state of the art MP 11 stage piano, the finest piano experience in a professional stage piano.

According to festival organizer Mikhael Brovkin, “This is an amazing partnership between a well-established, worldwide brand and a young competition. It is a great honor to be in the company of OneRepublic, MUSE, Steven Curtis Chapman, Scars on 45, Joe Bongiorno and other great artists supported by this brand.”

This second season of the Made in New York Jazz Competition marks the second year Kawai and the competition organizers have made a commitment to give young artists opportunities to put their jazz talent on display. This year’s opportunities may exceed last year’s as the competition builds on the success of the last competition and gala conclusion.

The purpose of the Made in New York Jazz Competition is to find young talent hidden among the world’s jazz musicians, and to expose them to a worldwide jazz-loving audience. For the best talent in this pool, a trip to New York City lies in wait, where at the celebration gala the top young artists will have the opportunity to perform on stage with each other, as well as other notable jazz musicians.

In addition to prizes supplied by Kawai USA, a cash prize will be granted by the competition to the grand-prize winner. The price is $3,000 and it’s constantly growing because 10% of the registration fees go toward the prize. The more participants madeinnyjazz.com has the bigger the prize!

Contestants enter the Made in New York Jazz Competition by submitting a video of a performance that is no more than five minutes long. At least 80 percent of the video must be of the artist performing, and videos must be submitted in high quality.

The videos will be accepted by the contest committee, and later the committee puts the videos out to be judged by jazz fans all around the world, along with the competition’s committee and judges. Voting is done by thousands of users who register through the site at http://madeinnyjazz.com. During the competition, the site becomes a gathering ground for jazz musicians, producers and fans all over the world, as people take a look at what the best of the young talent has to offer. Like the fans, the musicians come from all over the world, and the competition offers a wonderful opportunity for musicians to be discovered, despite however remote their geographical location is.

The 2013 Made in New York Jazz Competition was capped off with a performance to a packed house at the Tribeca Performing Arts Complex in downtown Manhattan. As previously mentioned, Kawai USA was also a sponsor of the contest last year, and winners took home valuable prizes like the ES7 Digital Piano and an MP6 Professional Stage Piano provided by the instrument manufacturer.

About Kawai Musical Instruments USA — The Future of the Piano®

Kawai is the internationally regarded creator of elite pianos. Kawai has always represented the highest levels of piano craftsmanship since its founding by Koichi Kawai in 1927 and the later establishment of the Kawai America Corporation in 1963. Kawai ’s sterling global reputation for creating instruments of perfection rests upon our history, which has been shaped by generations of commitment, and is dedicated to the pursuit of perfection for generations more to come.

About the Made in New York Jazz Competition

Founded in 2013, the Made in New York Jazz Competition provides opportunities to young jazz artists from around the world. Through the Internet, the competition has no geographical limits, so no matter how remote an artist is, they have the opportunity to show the world their talent. Also, no matter how remote a fan of jazz music is, he or she can weigh their thoughts with the rest of the World’s. As winners are chosen by the worldwide audience, those fortunate enough to be placed at the top will be sent to New York to perform in a gala concert event. Winners also receive fabulous prizes, such as the MP 11 stage piano being offered by Kawai USA in the 2014 competition.

For more information about Kawai Musical Instruments, please contact:

Tom Love
Sr. Director for Online Marketing
tlove(at)kawaius(dot)com
310-631-1771 ext. 238

For more information about, or how to partner with, the Made in New York Jazz Competition, please contact:

Misha Brovkin
Founder of Madeinnyjazz
misha(at)madeinnyjazz(dot)com
718-407-9350

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