Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition To Take Place October 14-15

Applications due July 31, 2023

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition will be presented on October 14-15. Open to musicians age 30 and under from across the globe, this year’s competition will shine a spotlight on the piano. At stake is more than $150,000 in scholarships and prizes, including a $50,000 first place award, $25,000 second place, and $10,000 third place.

The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition has played a pivotal role in identifying, empowering and promoting the next generation of jazz musicians, educators and influencers. The Institute’s Competition has launched the careers of major jazz artists including saxophonist Joshua Redman; vocalists Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jane Monheit and Jazzmeia Horn; pianist Kris Bowers; bassist Ben Williams; and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. These artists and dozens more from past Competitions have forged successful careers as performing and recording artists, as well as music educators helping to perpetuate America’s legacy of jazz.

The application for the 2023 Piano Competition can be found here. All materials must be received no later than Monday, July 31, 2023. The Competition location will be announced in the coming weeks. Please submit any questions to Leonard Brown at lebrown@hancockinstitute.org or by phone at +1 (202) 364-7272.

Prizes and scholarships will be awarded as follows:

First place – $50,000
Second place – $25,000
Third place – $10,000

Fifty percent of each prize will be paid directly to the winner. The remaining funds will be applied toward the winner’s future musical education.

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You can submit payment for your application via PayPal or Credit Card at the link below.