Jazz Search West 2013

Event has passed (Sat Mar 16, 2013 - Sat Apr 13, 2013)
Piedmont Piano Company
7pm - 10pm


WHAT: JAZZ SEARCH WEST 2013, The Bay Area’s 4th Annual Jazz Talent Search

WHEN: March 5 – April 13, 2013


• Tuesday, March 5: SF Yoshi’s Lounge, San Francisco 7-10 PM

• Saturday, March 16: The Sound Room, Oakland 7-10 PM

• Monday, March 18: Duende, Oakland 7-10 PM

• Sunday, March 24: The JazzSchool, Berkeley, 3-6 pm

• Tuesday, April 2: SEMI-FINAL - The NEW SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco 7-10 PM

• Saturday, April 13: GRAND FINALE - Piedmont Piano Co., Oakland 7-10 PM

HOW: To Sign up or for more info: https://www.jazzsearchwest.com

Jazz Search West 2013, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer FOUR exciting competitions at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during the month of March. Contestants will perform at the venue of their choice in front of a panel of prestigious judges chosen from Bay Area Jazz professionals, and a supportive live audience. At the end of each competition, four lucky finalists will be selected to move on to the exciting Semi-Final at the beautiful new SFJAZZ Center and then on to the Grand Finale at Piedmont Piano Co. in Oakland.

Three top winners will be ultimately chosen and will win valuable prizes designed to enhance their musical careers. Jazz Search is an incredible opportunity to gain exposure and visibility, and to move to the next level.

Our panel of judges is made up of some of the Bay Area’s most outstanding Jazz performers including The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, Kellye Gray, Terrance Kelly, and Wayne Wallace. A professional rhythm section trio will be provided each night with well-known exceptional Bay Area Jazz musicians such as Peter Barshay, Deszon Claiborne, Howard Wiley, and Walter Bankovitch.

There is an entry fee for contestants of $35. Each week’s event is open FREE of charge to the public. The Semi- final and Grand Finale are also open to the public for only $10.
Prizes include but are not limited to:

• FREE Tuition to Jazz Camp West ’13, June 22-29, 2013
• 4-Hour recording session at Live Oak Studios in Berkeley
• FREE Professionally produced, engineered and recorded Demo CD

Jazz SEARCH West’s (JSW) mission is to help invigorate the Bay Area Jazz community with enthusiasm and excitement for the Jazz genre. As with Jazz Camp West, JSW will provide exposure and visibility, along with performance opportunities for promising Jazz talent in the Bay Area.

Jazz Search West is brought to you by Living Jazz, the producers of Jazz Camp West. Now in its 30th year, Jazz Camp West is an 8-day Jazz immersion program for instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers of all age and skill levels, held in the beautiful redwoods of Northern California.
For more information about Jazz Search West or Living Jazz, call them at 510-287-8880 or visit them on the web https://www.livingjazz.org

About Living Jazz Living Jazz, since 1984, is an Oakland based Jazz music organization whose mission is to build community, cultivate creativity and enrich lives through the love of Jazz. Living Jazz creates a unique brand of program, which focuses on friendship and human interaction while inspiring people through the shared love of Jazz and related genres. Our inclusive and supportive activities build and sustain joyful communities that foster diversity by embracing people of all ages, economic and cultural backgrounds. Living Jazz produces Jazz Camp West, Jam Camp West for 10-15 year olds, the Oakland Children’s Community Choir, “In the Name of Love”, the Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jazz Search West, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search.


  1. SFJAZZ Center - SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA
  2. California Jazz Conservatory 2087 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
  3. The Sound Room 2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA
  4. Duende 468 19th St, Oakland, CA
  5. Piedmont Piano Company 1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA