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2007-2008 VCU Jazz Piano Competition

No winners selected.

2006-2007 VCU Jazz Piano Competition


Photo credit Curt Blankenship



FIRST PRIZE: Mark Steinert

Mark Steinert bio

Mark Steinert quotes

 


Mark Steinert is the winner of the 2006-07 VCU Virginia Jazz Piano Competition. He receives a cash award, a future VCU Jazz scholarship, the opportunity to perform within a VCU concert, and prizes from some of the many sponsors: JAMinc, Plan 9 Music, Richmond Jazz Society, Inc., Richmond Piano, and the VCU Jazz Students Fund.

The Virginia Jazz Piano Competition was adjudicated via CDs submitted by the entrants; part of the judging was conducted in "blind" review. Jurors included Antonio Garcia (VCU Director of Jazz Studies), Bob Hallahan (VCU Professor of Jazz Piano), and Russell Wilson (VCU Professor of Piano).


"Bob Hallahan, Mark Steinert, and Antonio Garcia celebrate
Mark's win of the 2006-07 competition."

 
2005-2006 VCU Jazz Piano Competition

FIRST PRIZE: Gianni Hobbs

Gianni Hobbs bio

Gianni Hobbs quotes

Hobbs
 

 Gianni Hobbs is the winner of the 2005-06 VCU Virginia Jazz Piano Competition. She receives a cash award, a future VCU Jazz scholarship, the opportunity to open a VCU concert, and prizes from some of the many sponsors: JAMinc, Jordan Kitt's, Plan 9 Music, Richmond Jazz Society, Inc., Richmond Piano, STYLE Weekly, and the VCU Jazz Students Fund.

The Virginia Jazz Piano Competition was adjudicated via CDs submitted by the entrants; part of the judging was conducted in "blind" review. Jurors included Antonio Garcia (VCU Director of Jazz Studies), Bob Hallahan (VCU Professor of Jazz Piano), and Russell Wilson (VCU Professor of Piano).

"Bob Hallahan, Gianni Hobbs, Richmond Jazz Society staffer Karen English, and Antonio Garcia celebrate Gianni's win of the 2005-06 competition."

2004-2005 VCU Jazz Piano Competition

Brown

FIRST PRIZE: Calvin Brown

Calvin Brown bio

Calvin Brown quotes

 

SECOND PRIZE: Gianni Hobbs

Gianni Hobbs bio

Gianni Hobbs quotes

Hobbs
   

VCU JAZZ PIANO COMPETITION WINNERS SALUTED

When the VCU Jazz Piano Concert Series concluded January 30,
2005 with a large crowd in attendance, faculty members Bob Hallahan,
Randall Pharr and Howard Curtis presented a varied and exciting
program. And yet they, too, were looking forward to hearing the
latest from Calvin Brown, winner of the first VCU Virginia Jazz Piano
Competition. Calvin joined Randall and Howard for a set of "Speak
Low" and "Dolphin Dance" that wowed everyone present, returning later
to duo with Bob on "Teach Me Tonight." Also recognized at the concert
was the runner-up in the VCU Virginia Jazz Piano Competition, Gianni
Hobbs.

The competition was adjudicated via CDs submitted by the entrants; part of the judging was conducted in "blind" review. Jurors included Antonio García (VCU Director of Jazz Studies), Bob Hallahan (VCU Professor of Jazz Piano), and Russell Wilson (VCU Professor of Piano).

Bob Hallahan (VCU Professor of Jazz Piano and Artistic Director of the VCU Jazz Piano Concert Series), winner Calvin Brown, Antonio García (VCU Director of Jazz Studies and Executive Producer of the Series), runner-up Gianni Hobbs, and Richmond Jazz Society staff member Karen English (who presented awards to both students).--photo credit: Tiffanie Chan

 

 

 

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