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2017 John Lewis Youth Jazz Piano Competition Deadline

May 19, 2017

This year the John Lewis celebration is expanding to include a new Youth Jazz Piano Competition in his honor. All public, private and home-schooled middle and high school students who play jazz piano compositions are invited to enter for the opportunity to receive cash prizes of $150 for 1st Place, a gift certificate to The Outpost Performance Space, as well as media interviews and other prizes. The 2nd place winner will receive $100 and additional prizes.

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Help us celebrate John Lewis, pianist and founder of the Modern Jazz Quartet, who also grew up and attended school in the South Broadway neighborhood here in Albuquerque.

• Open to all middle and high school students

• Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners.

• The 1st place winner will perform at the Annual John Lewis Celebration at the South Broadway Cultural Center/John Lewis Auditorium on Thursday, July 27, opening the show for internationally renowned jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusure and his quartet as part of the 12th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival.

• Open to all middle and high school students

Application deadline is May 19th at 5 p.m.

• For more info visit cabq.gov/south-broadway-cultural-center/events/jazz-piano-competition or fill out the entry application

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May 19, 2017
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