Presented by Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz in association with PAC NYC
Discover the next generation of jazz superstars.
The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz brings its prestigious international competition to PAC NYC. Each year this highly anticipated event focuses on a different instrument. The 2023 competition gathers extraordinarily talented jazz pianists from around the world for a round of Semi-Finals on Saturday, Oct 14 (1pm – 5pm), that will be free to the public. Walk-up guests are welcome to check-in at the Audience Services desk for admission. Priority will be given to ticketed guests.
The Finals concert on Sunday, Oct 15 (starting at 6pm), will feature an all-star panel of judges. Past competitions have launched the careers of Ambrose Akinmusire, Melissa Aldana, Marquis Hill, Jazzmeia Horn, Jon Irabagon, Jane Monheit, Joshua Redman, Marcus Roberts, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jacky Terrasson and Ben Williams, to name a few.
Photo of Herbie Hancock by Steve Mundinger.
The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition has a history of launching the careers of some of the most talented and innovative jazz musicians in the world.
Herbie Hancock is today’s greatest living jazz artist.
Dates, times and tickets for 2023 Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition