Keep an Eye International Jazz Award 2023 final

Final of the international competition for promising jazz talent from conservatories in New York, Basel, Amsterdam, London and Boston.

The Keep an Eye Jazz Award is an annual competition for exceptional talents from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and from a selection of comparable institutions in the United States and Europe. The theme of this 13th edition is ‘New Standards – Focus on Women Composers’; all bands arrange and play their own version of one of the seven selected pieces from ‘New Standards. 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers’ curated by Terri Lyne Carrington. Participants can win great prizes that give a boost to a professional career as a jazz musician. The jury consists of international musicians, teachers and professionals from the cultural sector. The Keep an Eye International Jazz Award 2023 is made possible by the Keep an Eye Foundation in collaboration with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

This year’s participating schools are Manhattan School of Music (New York), Jazzcampus der Hochschule für Musik FHNW (Basel), Royal Academy of Music (London), Berklee Global Jazz Institute (Boston) and of course the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (with two bands, which will be selected during two semi-finals on April 11 and 12, 2023).

Manhattan School of Music (New York)

Alexandra Ridout trumpet
Erena Terakubo alto saxophone
Vittorio Stropoli piano
Conway Campbell bass
Miguel Russell drums

Jazzcampus der Hochschule für Musik FHNW (Basel)
Knuets/Sécula Quartet

Eliott Knuets guitar
Noé Sécula piano
Joan Codina bass
Genius Lee Wesley drums

Royal Academy of Music (Londen)

Kasper Rietkerk alto saxophone
Max Mcleish trombone
Alex Lockheart guitar
Benji Bown keys
Toby Yapp bass
Jonah Evans drums

Berklee Global Jazz Institute (Boston) 
The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors

Sheila Del Bosque Fuentes flute
Charlotte Lang saxophone
Zahili Gonzalez Zamora piano
Ian Ashby double bass
Francesca Remigi drums

Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Amsterdam)

Ante Medic Octet

Marios Charalampous Quartet