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Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Pianist Competition Announced

Advanced female pianists are invited to apply for the annual Mary Lou Williams (pictured) Women in Jazz Pianist Competition, hosted by Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, with a prize of performing in next year’s annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 30 and materials must include at $25 entry fee, three copies of a CD or cassette tape, a completed application form, a resume of CV and a photo. The audio recording must demonstrate the applicant’s knowledge of jazz and ability to play it by choosing three songs: one solo selection, one trio and an unrestricted final selection. The total time must not exceed 20 minutes, and original pieces are acceptable.

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