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Say “How I Fell in Love with Jazz,” Win $2,500

Savage Ticket video contest, open to submissions through October, will be judged by Al Di Meola, Houston Person, Dorthaan Kirk, and others

Al Di Meola
Al Di Meola (photo: Francesco Cabras)

Submissions are open for “How I Fell in Love with Jazz,” a video contest sponsored by the forthcoming music platform Savage Ticket. The contest is free and open to the public, with both jazz fans and musicians eligible to enter and win up to $2,500.

Submissions may be made between October 1 and 31, 2020.

Contestants are asked to create a short video, no more than 60 seconds long (and 300MB in file size), expressing how the video’s creator fell in love with jazz and what genre, musician, song, etc. has special meaning for them. Contestants may submit up to three entries—although only one in any given day—and are encouraged to express their love for jazz music in their own way. All entries must be in English.

The public will vote on the entries, with 102 selected finalists to be judged by a celebrity panel that includes jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson, guitar legend Al Di Meola, advocate and NEA Jazz Master Dorthaan Kirk, tenor saxophonist Houston Person, and bassist Noriko Ueda.

The grand prize winner will receive $2,500. Second place will receive $1,000, with all other finalists receiving $100.

Winners will be announced November 30.

For more information about the “How I Fell in Love with Jazz” contest, including full guidelines, visit Savage Ticket’s website.