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The 7 Virtual Jazz Club Announces The Finalists Of The 2022 Edition

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club Announces The Finalists Of The 2022 Edition

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7 Virtual Jazz Club is proud to announce the winners of the Web Community Prize and the finalists of the 7th edition of the global contest.
The Web Community Prize (direct access to the final) has been awarded to the Ukrainian guitarist Mykhailo Mendelenko for the Under 25’s Category who presented the song “Straight Street“ and to the Japanese pianist Yagi Takayuki for the Pros & Amateurs’ Category which presented the song “Jazz Tokyo Blues.”

Finalists selected by the judges (in alphabetical order):

Pros & Amateurs Category

  • Alex Hitchcock (UK) Yeshaia
  • Aurel Violas Trio (France) Misterioso
  • Brew Quartet (Italy) Promenade
  • Charalampos Chronis (Greece) Don't fold your dreams in your pillow
  • Daniel Zamir (Israel) Hall of culture
  • Dave Meder (feat. Philip Dizack) (USA) I Look for Religion in War
  • Federico Calcagno & The Dolphians (Italy) Perseverance
  • James Fernando and Victor Provost (USA) On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Julia Perminova (Switzerland) One more jump
  • Luis Deniz & Greg Osby (Canada) Drifting on a Reed
  • Maxwell Bessesen (USA) Blue Glass Halo
  • Richard Pavlidis (Australia) For ones live
  • Sebastian de Urquiza Unity (Spain) Pasar de los dìas
  • Swiss Jazz Ambassadors feat. Sarah Hanahan (Switzerland) Ugetsu

Under 25 Category

  • Alex Laurenzi Trio (USA) La Gare Nouveau
  • Andeyo (Italy) Ortigia
  • Bliss Quintet (Norway) Dramaqueen
  • Diasporan Queens (UK) L'esprit de Joie
  • Lucas Dorado Quintet (Switzerland) Los Prohibidos
  • N. R. Ramma Trio feat. JM Bentz (Germany) After All Those Years
  • Philip Norris Trio (USA) No Other Way
  • Quartz (France) Dame de Coeur
  • SolCairo Group (France) German Shepherds
  • The Rain Dance Collective (Venezuela) Solace
The International Jury is working to choose the winners to be announced during a video call, which will be streaming live on Facebook on August 18th at 9.00 PM (CET).

About The 7 Virtual Jazz Club Contest

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club contest is a unique musical competition for solo artists, bands, and singers from all over the world. We believe that jazz is about more than music. It’s about emotion, creativity and soul. Our goal is to find truly outstanding performers and share their music with the world.

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