The Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition

Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2023

For over thirty years, the Jacksonville Piano Competition has been a jazz fest tradition. The event continues to be one of the most exciting musical spectacles to be seen anywhere!

Five finalists representing the very best jazz pianists in the world are chosen by a blind panel of judges to compete for a cash prize and a chance to perform on the Swingin’ Stage at this year’s festival. This fierce competition has become an integral part of the festival and a favorite among many eager to witness some of the most incredible rising talents in the jazz world.

Past judges have included jazz legends such as Marcus Roberts, Brian Culbertson, Christian Sands, Jason Miles, Joey Calderazzo, Lynne Arriale, Dr. John, Per Danielsson, John Thomas, and other well-known jazz musicians.

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Thursday, May 25, 2023
6:00 PM


The Florida Theatre
128 East Forsyth Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205