Savage Ticket “How I Fell in Love with Jazz” Contest
October 1, 2020 | For immediate release
To Benefit the Jazz Foundation
October 1, 2020 — In anticipation of the debut of Savage Ticket’s exciting and innovative new music platform slated for early 2021, Savage Ticket now, with the help of Jazz legends Al Di Meola, Karrin Allison, Dorthaan Kirk and more. is launching the “How I Fell in Love with Jazz’‘ video contest. The “How I Fell in Love with Jazz” video contest, featuring celebrity judges from the jazz world takes place throughout the month of October 2020. The easy-to-enter online contest, open to the public, is a way of sharing the love for Jazz, and expanding the reach to Jazz fans all around the world and in every segment of society. In addition to hosting the contest, Savage Ticket has made a generous donation from the Kent and Martha Savage Family Foundation to the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musicians ‘Emergency Fund, and there will be a donation link provided on our website if folks wish to contribute.
How I Fell in Love with Jazz Video Contest:
Savage Ticket are looking for 60-second video diaries detailing how Jazz fans and performers alike fell in
love with Jazz music. Participants don’t need to be performers to enter; they just need to be a lover of
Jazz music. Simply pull out your recording device and tell Savage Ticket how your passion for Jazz came
to be. Be creative in how you present your story!
1 St Prize will receive $2,500! 2 nd Prize will receive $1,000! An additional 100 endearments will receive
$100. Initial voting will be open to the public for the length of the contest with the top 102 entries
moving on to the prize round. Once the contest has closed, those top entries will be reviewed by Savage
Ticket’s world-class panel of judges to determine 1 st and 2 nd prizes.
Savage Ticket’s judges include:
Al di Meola – Al is a Jazz guitar hero and perennial poll-winner. He has been recognized internationally
over the past four decades as a virtuoso of the highest order.
Dorthaan Kirk – Honored as a 2020 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), our
country’s highest honor for Jazz, Dorthaan, widow of Rashaan Roland Kirk, has been a lifelong
ambassador of Jazz and has often been referred to a New Jersey’s first lady of Jazz.
Karrin Allison – Karrin is a five-time Grammy Nominee in the category of Best Jazz Vocal.
Houston Person – Houston is a legendary “Boss Tenor” Jazz saxophonist, and record producer.
Noriko Ueda – Noriko is a pre-eminent Jazz Bassist, composer, and bandleader.
Savage Ticket believes that the unifying power of music and its healing power can bring hope and light to the world. We are building a virtual and real-world platform to enable new opportunities to listen to and experience music and entertainment. Our goal is to deliver a unique experience for both artists and audiences. As we enter the new world realities that will continue to affect musical performance and drive massive industry changes in light of COVID-19, we want to work with creatives, producers, venues, networks, and others to identify innovative ways for people to enjoy music. Like everyone else, we’ve had to alter our plans in the face of a changing world. As such, we are continuing to evolve what Savage Ticket will look like. While Savage Ticket is evolving we wanted to unite people by asking them to share their love of Jazz. In addition to providing to sharing the joy that comes from the love of music we wanted to do something to help people in need in these difficult times so in addition to the cash prize we have made a contribution to the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musicians ‘Emergency Fund.
The Jazz Foundation of America
The mission of the Jazz Foundation of America is to provide compassionate and personalized support to lifelong Jazz and Blues musicians in need as a result of age, illness and/or lack of work. Most Jazz musicians live paycheck to paycheck during good times, with little to no safety net. With the arrival of the pandemic, thousands of Jazz and Blues musicians lost virtually everything, seemingly overnight. The COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund was established to provide the most basic of needs to those the JFA serves, which includes: making sure there’s food on the table, providing urgently needed assistance with rent and mortgage payments, facilitating pro-bono medical assistance, assuring emergency financial support for things such as medicines, bill paying and disaster relief, instrument repair and replacement, and so much more. The Jazz Foundation, currently provides support to musicians in 41 states, including Puerto Rico, and faces unprecedented need as musicians confront the continued lack of work. Donations to help this unique community of artists who have created the soundtracks to all our lives are greatly appreciated. To donate to the Jazz Foundation COVID-19 Musicians’ Emergency Fund please log onto: www.jazzfoundation.org.
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