Herbie Hancock Jazz Competition

Enter the Herbie Hancock Institute International Jazz Guitar Competition

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition will be presented on Dec. 2-3 in Washington, D.C. It is open to musicians age 30 and under from across the globe. This year’s competition will shine a spotlight on the guitar.

For over three decades, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Competition played a pivotal role in identifying and empowering the next generation of jazz musicians, educators, and influencers. Building upon this important legacy, the newly-minted Hancock Institute Competition represents a changing of the guard for one of the jazz world’s most renowned institutions.

The Semifinals of the 2019 Guitar Competition will be held on Monday, Dec. 2, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Smithsonian Institution. The semifinalists will compete before an all-star panel of judges including jazz guitarists Stanley Jordan, Russell Malone, Pat Metheny, Chico Pinheiro, Lee Ritenour and John Scofield. Each semifinalist will perform for 15 minutes accompanied by a professional rhythm section.

To enter the competition, visit their website.

All materials must be submitted no later than Friday, Oct. 11.