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Prix du Public UBS

La Montreux Jazz Artists Foundation et UBS s’associent depuis deux ans pour soutenir les jeunes talents de demain grâce au Prix du Public UBS. 10 artistes, issus des Montreux Jazz Competitions et de la scène Music in the Park, sont sélectionnés par les programmateurs de la MJAF et sont ensuite soumis aux votes du public sur la base de vidéos en ligne. Le ou la gagnante du Prix du Public UBS remporte sa place pour la Montreux Jazz Academy, qui se déroule en automne, au côté d’une dizaine d’autres jeunes talents internationaux et de mentors de renom. 

Toutes les infos concernant le Prix du Public UBS 2016 seront disponibles en Juin prochain.

Ils ont participé!

Gagnante 2015 | Amiyna Farouque

Gagnante 2015 | Amiyna Farouque

Félicitations à Amiyna Farouque, grande gagnante du Prix du Public UBS 2015! Elle sera du 5 au 11 octobre à la Montreux Jazz Academy 2ème édition avec les 9 finalistes des Montreux Jazz Competitions pour une semaine de rencontres et de création musicale!

Yakir Arbib

Yakir Arbib

Yakir Arbib is an international award-winning pianist and composer equally versed both in classical music and jazz. He is a four-time winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for young talents (2006-2009), winner of the "Massimo Urbani International Jazz Award" (2008) and was signed at age 19 by the European "Philology Jazz Records" under which he released his first album in trio "Portrait". Arbib tours the world as composer-pianist performing his original music, and has been commissioned by international ensembles such as "ALEA III", "The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra", "Triple Helix Piano Trio" and "Stradivari String Sextet". He holds a BM Cum Laude in Piano and Composition from "Berklee College of Music" in Boston.

CINNAMON DENISE MURRAY

CINNAMON DENISE MURRAY

Cinnamon Denise is a vocalist and bassoonist from Atlanta, GA.  She is a University of Miami alumna. Cinnamon Denise will be performing live at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competion on july 15 - Montreux Palace

YURI STORIONE

YURI STORIONE

Yuri Storione is a 22 years old jazz piano performer and composer with a classical degree/background at the conservatory back in Italy since he was 4 years old. He is currently student at Berklee College of Music Valencia - Master degree in Contemporary Performance. He had/having the tremendous privilege of learning from one of his heroes: his mentor Beka Gochiashvili. In Berklee College he studied as well with:, Perico Sambeat, Polo Orti, Victor Mendoza and been playing in several jazz festivals and important events around Europe such as: Slovenia Jazz Fest, Laeso Jazz Fest(Denmark), the annual ‘’European AEC Jazz & Pop platform meeting 2015’’ and for some ‘’Yamaha-Spain’s’’ events too. He is actually recording his up-coming and first album ‘’The Trio-Project’’ with his trio in Spain.

Yuri Storione will be performing live at the Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition on 5 July at 4 pm - Montreux Palace

ALYSSA ALLGOOD

ALYSSA ALLGOOD

Alyssa Allgood has been described by jazz historian Scott Yanow as “one of the top up-and-coming jazz singers around today”. Alyssa won DownBeat Magazine’s Student Music Award for Best Vocal Jazz Soloist in 2014 and was named a top 40 semifinalist in the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. In January 2015, Alyssa released her debut EP recording entitled Lady Bird. The recording received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating on All About Jazz and was described as “the most refined offering in the genre yet”.

Alyssa Allgood will be performing live at the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition on 15 July - Montreux Palace

 

BOB SPRING

BOB SPRING

The Swiss-Italo-American Bob Spring does his thing, sort of a mix-up of Alternative-Country, Americana and Singer-Songwriter kind of thing. Bob has written and produced an incredible amount of more than 500 songs since he started working on his solo career in 2007. “I am a painstaking songwriter, even though I often find it pretty hard to stay focused.” Touring still is his greatest passion, he already toured the States in 2012 and 2014 and played shows across the country including New York, Nashville and Los Angeles at well-known venues such as the Hotel Indigo (Nashville, TN) or the Whisky a go-go on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

Bob Spring will be performing live with his band on 9 july at 9 pm - Music in the Park

T'DÒZ

T'DÒZ

Vodoo Pop is unique and talks to the heart. T'dòz knows how to connect and give his positive energy to the audience. And I think that this is all that we are looking for when we go to a concert: a real connection with the artist.

PABLO SUBATIN

PABLO SUBATIN

Natural from Buenos Aires, born in 1985, Pablo Javier Subatin has developed his music vision since he was 10. A way that led him to the improvisation path, which turned out to be a crucial part of his own compositions, arrangements and interpretations. A guitar who knows too well the slyness of jazz, and which, at the same time, have no dificulties in keep a suficient distance that allows a very personal point of view, which combined with the nylon chords detail, turns out to offer a particular acoustic sound experience. 
Photo : © Raquel G. Rebelo

Pablo Subatin will be performing at the Socar Montreux Jazz Electric Guitar Competition on 8 july at 4 pm - Montreux Palace 

Héctor Quintana

Héctor Quintana

Né en 1989 à La Havanne où il réside aujourd’hui, Héctor Quintana Ferreiro a débuté la guitare classique à l’Ecole de Musique Elementaire Manuel Saumell. Il sort diplômé du Conservatoire Amadeo Roldan en 2008. Il rejoint en parallèle le Big Band Jazz Joaquin Betancourt avant d’obtenir un nouveau diplôme en guitare électrique de l’Instituto Superior de Arte. Il a déjà joué dans de nombreux festivals et obtenu plusieurs distinctions dont le Premier Prix de la National Competition Classical Guitar Musicalia en 2007. En 2014, Héctor Manuel Quintana Ferreiro enregistre Dactilar, son premier album. Multipliant les projets de collaboration, son nom figure d’ores et déjà sur plusieurs disques de compatriotes cubains de renom.

DAVID TIXIER

DAVID TIXIER

David Tixier is a french piano player living in Switzerland. Born in 1989, he worked (along his studies) and played with Bob Mintzer, Eric Watson, the New York Voices, Chico Freeman, and Julian Arguelles. David Tixier will be performing live at the Parmigiani Montreux Jazz Piano Solo Competition on 5 july at 4pm - Montreux Palace