Jazz Search West: 2018 Grand Finale – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – April 24th, 2018

Jazz Search West: 2018 Grand Finale

Jazz Search West: 2018 Grand Finale

Tue 4.24

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA


Jazz Search West
Jazz Search West
WHAT: JAZZ SEARCH WEST 2018, The Bay Area's Annual Jazz Talent Search

WHEN: March 1- April 24, 2018- All Events OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

o Thursday, March 1: The Sound Room, Oakland 7-10 PM

o Friday, March 9: Piedmont Piano Co., Oakland 7-10 PM

o Saturday, March 17: Piedmont Piano Co., Oakland 7-10 PM

o Sunday, March 25: The Back Room, Berkeley, 3-6 pm

o Monday, April 2: Piedmont Piano Co., Oakland, 7-10 pm

o Wednesday, April 18: SEMI-FINAL - Freight and Salvage, 7-10 PM

o Tuesday, April 24: GRAND FINALE - Yoshi's Oakland, 8-10 PM

HOW: Enroll / Attend or for more info: livingjazz.org

Jazz Search West 2018, the Bay Area's Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer FIVE exciting competitions at Jazz venues in the East Bay during March and April all open to the Public. Contestants will perform at the venue of their choice in front of a panel of prestigious judges chosen from Bay Area Jazz professionals and a supportive live audience. At the end of each competition, 3 lucky finalists will be selected to move on to the exciting Semi-Final at the beautiful Freight and Salvage. From there, 8 Finalists will move on to the Grand Finale at Yoshi's Oakland, the East Bay's premiere jazz club.

4 top winners will be ultimately chosen, with the help of the audience vote, 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, professional 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 each night with well-known Bay Area Jazz musicians including Walter Bankovitch, Peter Barshay and Mark Lee.

Contestant Fee- $40; Audience Tix for preliminary events: $10
Semi-Final: Freight and Salvage: $16 adv./$18/door; Grand Finale : Yoshi's Oakland- $20

Jazz SEARCH West's (JSW) mission is to help invigorate the Bay Area Jazz community with enthusiasm and excitement for the Jazz genre. As with Jazz Camp West, JSW will provide exposure and visibility, along with performance opportunities for promising Jazz talent.

Jazz Search West is brought to you by Living Jazz, the producers of Jazz Camp West. Now in its 35th season, Jazz Camp West is an 8-day Jazz immersion program for instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers of all age and skill levels, held in the beautiful redwoods of Northern California.

For more information about Jazz Search West or Living Jazz, call 510-858-5313 or visit livingjazz.org

About Living Jazz
Living Jazz, since 1984, is an Oakland based Jazz music organization whose mission is to build community, cultivate creativity and enrich lives through the love of Jazz. Living Jazz creates a unique brand of program, which focuses on friendship and human interaction while inspiring people through the shared love of Jazz and related genres. Our inclusive and supportive activities build and sustain joyful communities that foster diversity by embracing people of all ages, economic and cultural backgrounds. Living Jazz produces Jazz Camp West, Jam Camp West for 10-15 year olds, the Oakland Children's Community Choir, "In the Name of Love", the Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jazz Search West, the Bay Area's Jazz talent search and our newest program our (Not So) Tiny House Concert Series.

For more information about Jazz Search West or Living Jazz, or to schedule an interview, contact Executive Director, Stacey Hoffman, at 510-858-5313 or visit livingjazz.org.
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607