Monday, September 29, 2003

International Jazz Contest 2003

This contest is held every year in Hoeilaart, Belgium, to promote new talents. The winners then go on to record a collective CD. Past winners include Italian saxophonist Rosario Giuliani and Finnish pianist Alexi Tuomarila.

The 25th edition was held on the the 26th, 27th and 28th september and the winners are:

Fredrik Kronkvist Quartet

Best Group: Fredrik Kronkvist Quartet (Sweden)

Bjorn Vidar Solli

Best Soloist: Bjorn Vidar Solli (Norway)

Alessandro Bravo

Interpretation Prize: Alessandro Bravo (Italy)

Visit the competition's website

Photo credits: Jos L. Knaepen