Winners of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club Competition (2021/ 6th edition) – London Jazz News

The winners of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club 2021 competition (sixth edition) based in Milan are announced by Valerio Pappi

There are two categories “Pros & Amateurs” and “Under 25”.

Registration for the 2022 edition will open on March 1st – site link below.

  1. Professionals & Amateurs
Ariel Bart. Publicity photo

First prize: Israeli harmonica player Ariel Bart with the “Color Palette” tune. (YOUTUBE / Website)

Second prize: English bassist Misha Mullov-Abbadoof the group with the melody
“The Infamous Black Grouse”.

Third Prize: The Swedish Big Band Tolvan’s Big Band with the tune “Interactions”.

2. Under 25

Ella Zirina (excerpt from the video)

First prize: Latvian guitarist Ella Zirina with the tune “I Love You Porgy” (YOUTUBE)

Second prize: Belgian group Cobalt Trio with the tune “Milan’s Blues”.

Third prize: Indonesian pianist Kasyfi Kalyasyena with the tune “Change”.


Geila Zilkha (singer, teacher) – Japan

Gegè Telesforo (musician, producer) – Italy

Patricia Johnston (producer & artistic manager) – France

John Fenton (Jazz Journalists Association) New Zealand

Howard Mandel (President of the Jazz Journalists Association) – United States

Chris Hodgkins (producer, broadcaster for Jazz London Radio) – UK

Fernando R. de Mondesert (Association of Jazz Journalists) – Dominican Republic

Hryar Attarian (journalist for All About Jazz) – United States

Arthur Satyan (musician, teacher) – Armenia

Eddie Bencton (writer, producer, teacher) – USA

Marcela Breton (Jazz Journalists Association) – Colombia

Arnaldo DeSouterio (journalist, Producer, member of JJA) – Brazil

Debbie Mari (teacher at UKZN – School of Music Jazz Studies) – South Africa

Jan Fritz (producer, editor) – Germany

Peter Slavid (broadcaster) – UK

Anna-Maria Nitschke (singer and composer) – Netherlands

Jan Granlie (Salt Peanuts publisher) – Denmark

Jane Cornwell (journalist, writer) – Australia

Lofton Wheeler Emenari (broadcaster, writer) – USA

Jiaowei Hu (All About Jazz) – China

Loes Rusch (teacher at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam) – Netherlands

Virgil Mihaiu (writer) – Romania

Mirian Arbalejo (Jazz journalist) – Spain

Arlette Hovinga (Jazz in Europe) – Netherlands

Kornél Zipernovszky (Jazz Journalist) – Hungary

Jagadeesh Ramanujam Mudambi (jazz teacher) – India

David Adler (music critic and journalist) – United States

Victor Ovchinnikov (jazz journalist) – Ukraine

Antonio Ciacca (pianist, composer) – United States

Anna Russkevych (artistic director Jazz on the Dnieper) – Ukraine

Josef Woodard (jazz journalist) – United States

Jean Marie Doury (music journalist) – France



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