Presented by Keyboard Connection

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Florida Theatre
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Competition begins at 7 p.m.


General Admission $13.50
Visit box office or call to order: (904) 355-5661

For over thirty years, the Jacksonville Piano Competition has been a jazz fest tradition. Presented by Keyboard Connection, it continues to be one of the most exciting musical spectacles to be seen anywhere!

Five finalists representing the very best jazz pianists in the world are chosen by a blind panel of judges to compete for a cash prize and a chance to perform on the Main Stage at this year’s festival. This fierce competition has become an integral part of the festival and a favorite among many eager to witness some of the most incredible rising talent in the jazz world.

Past judges have included jazz legends such as Marcus Roberts, Brian Culbertson, Jason Miles, Joey Calderazzo, Lynne Arriale, Dr. John, Per Danielsson, John Thomas and other well-known jazz musicians.

Tickets to the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection on sale now. Admission is free with the purchase of an Experience Jazz 3-­Day VIP package.

2018 Piano Competition Finalists

Piano Competition
Keelan Dimick
Piano Competition
Matt DeChamplain
Piano Competition
Matt Villinger
Piano Competition
Nicholas Olynciw
Piano Competition
Spencer Zweifel

Host & Accompaniment

Piano Competition
Noel Freidline


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Clyde Connor


Piano Competition
Dennis Marks