Monday, January 12, 2015

Bob Washington 2015 Jazz Scholarship Program - $13,500 to be awarded in 2015. Applications now open.

The Bob Washington 2015 Jazz Scholarship Program

The Jazz Lovers’ and More Jazz Clubs of the Villages, Florida, announce the 5th annual Bob Washington Jazz Scholarship Award Program competition for jazz musicians and vocalists who are high school seniors, college freshmen, or sophomores. We are keenly interested in those potential applicants who are determined to advance their contribution to the preservation and evolution of what is generally accepted, and defined, as “straight ahead” jazz music.

This year’s program will consist of five awards, totaling $13,500, as follows:
First place:                  $ 3,500
Second place:             $ 3,000
Third place:                $ 2,500
Fourth place:              $ 2,000
Fifth place:                 $ 1,500
Sixth place:                 $ 1,000
The funds will be disbursed directly to the school or equipment provider as warranted after proper documentation has been completed.

The finals will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center, 1985 Laurel Manor Drive, The Villages, FL 32162. A rhythm section of professional musicians will be provided. Finalists  will only be selected from CD’s to be submitted by the applicants. {Please see the attached application form.) While there are no specifications as to the diversity of the recorded material to be submitted, applicants should be aware that at least two selections of different tempos are desired. In addition, applications must be supplemented by at least one “Letter of Reference” from a credible individual attesting to the applicant’s musicianship, character, and seriousness of the intention to the continuation of jazz studies. The reference(s) may be forwarded separately.

The Bob Washington Jazz Scholarship Committee, representing nearly 1000 members of The Jazz Lovers’ and More Jazz Clubs of The Villages will appreciate sincerely your efforts to support this program by giving it wide dissemination among your students, or former students, who might qualify in accordance with the guidelines stated above and on the attached pages.

Application deadline March 21, 2015.

Applications at more info by contacting Robert Larkin at
c/o Robert Larkin
3118 Carrollton Court
The Villages, FL 32162

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