Jazz in the Neighborhood is pleased to announce the winners of its first Emerging Jazz Composer Competition. The competition was made possible in part by a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and culminates in performances of the 10 top compositions by the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, at a special concert on Saturday,at Doc's Lab in San Francisco.
The three finalists are: Javier Nero, of Miami, FL, Aaron Bahr, of Brooklyn, NY, and Shai Golan, of Northridge, CA. The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra will determine after the performance which pieces will win the first place ($500), second place ($300) and third place ($100) prizes.
The other seven composers who received honorable mentions and will have their works performed and recorded at the concert are: Nathaniel Schwartz, of Los Angeles, CA, Dan Neville, of SF, CA, Austin Chanu, of Los Angeles, CA, Liberté-Anne Lymberiou of NYC, Christopher Main of the SF Bay Area, David Von Kampen, of Lincoln, NE and Joe Ricard of Boston, MA.
Special thanks to Doc's Lab for their help and support in this endeavor.