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Ellis Marsalis Jazz Piano Competition Winners Announced

Marshall University and the Nu Jazz Agency have announced the winners of the inaugural Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition, held June 22-23 in Huntington, W.Va. Ben Paterson (Philadelphia, Pa.) won first place; Rina Yamazaki (Saitama, Japan) won second place and the Nu Jazz Agency’s Chico & Lupe O’Farrill Award for Best Original Composition; and … Read More “Ellis Marsalis Jazz Piano Competition Winners Announced”

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Contestants Wanted for First Ellis Marsalis Jazz Piano Competition

NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis, in partnership with the Nu Jazz Agency and Marshall University, is looking for pianists to take part in the inaugural run of a contest bearing his name. The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition will be held June 22-23 on Marshall University’s campus in Huntington, W.Va., in tandem with the … Read More “Contestants Wanted for First Ellis Marsalis Jazz Piano Competition”

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Marshall University to Host Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition Starting in 2018

Beginning in 2018, Marshall University’s College of Arts and Media and jazz studies program will host both the Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition and the Ellis Marsalis Summer Jazz Festival. Announced by Marshall president Jerome Gilbert at this year’s Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans, the debut of the annual jazz festival and … Read More “Marshall University to Host Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition Starting in 2018”

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