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Jazz Search West 2018: The Bay Area’s Annual Jazz Talent Search

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Jazz Search West 2018, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens ages 15+, brings their exciting competition to The Back Room on Sunday, March 25th at 3pm.  

Contestants will perform in front of a panel of prestigious judges chosen from Bay Area Jazz professionals and a supportive live audience. At the end of the competition, three lucky finalists will be selected to move on to the exciting Semi-Final at the beautiful Freight & Salvage. From there, eight Finalists will move on to the Grand Finale at Yoshi’s Oakland, the East Bay’s premiere Jazz club. 

Four top winners will be ultimately chosen, with the help of audience voters, and will win valuable prizes designed to enhance their musical careers, including a scholarship to the California Jazz Conservatory, full tuition to Jazz Camp West 2018, a professionally-produced demo, recording studio time at Live Oak Studios, and a performance slot at Piedmont Piano Co.

Jazz Search West is an incredible opportunity to gain exposure and visibility, and to move to the next level. Our panel of judges is made up of some of the Bay Area’s most outstanding Jazz performers, including The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Terrence Brewer, Jeff Denson and Tiffany Austin. A professional rhythm section trio will be provided with well-known Bay Area Jazz musicians, including Walter Bankovitch, Peter Barshay and Mark Lee. 

Contestant Fee: $40
General Admission: $10

To enroll / attend or for more info, please visit:

Earlier Event: March 24
Sylvia Herold Ensemble