The Made in New York Jazz Competition, a pioneer in leveraging the power of music and digital media to celebrate emerging jazz talent, announced today that Intellectsoft Chief Operating Officer Uri Soroka has been appointed Chairman of the Board.
“Uri has been a longtime champion for our organization and is passionate about using technology to discover and showcase emerging jazz talent,” said Made in New York Competition Founder Misha Brovkin. “His expertise in business operations will be invaluable as we continue to grow around the world, most recently expanding our footprint in Argentinaand Montenegro. We look forward to tapping into his expertise and collaborative approach for years to come.”
As Chairman, Soroka will help the online jazz competition capitalize on its unique position in the music marketplace and spur continued growth. In only its fourth year of existence, the Made in New York Jazz Competition is considered the most popular online jazz competition on Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines. To compete, jazz musicians simply submit their videos online in a variety of categories including best solo instrumental, solo vocal, big or small band, composer, and arrangement. In addition, this year the competition introduced a new category sponsored by Gismart, a musical instrument mobile app.
The entries are evaluated by a panel of notable committee members known for their work in the music industry. This year’s judging panel will feature Grammy Award winner and drummer Lenny White, Grammy Award nominee and jazz guitarist Mike Stern, and Grammy Award winning trumpeter Randy Brecker. Organizers recently began accepting entries for 2016 and to date, the competition has already drawn participants from close to 50 countries.
In addition to his new role as Chairman, Soroka will continue to oversee all worldwide operations, strategy, and business development initiatives for the Intellectsoft family of brands, including Intellectsoft and Mobile Roadie, a self-service mobile application development platform known for its work with major musical acts including Adele.
The Made in New York Jazz Competition will host its 2016 Gala on Saturday, May 21, inNew York City, featuring appearances from 2015 winner João Barradas and other jazz legends.
About the Made in New York Jazz Competition
Featuring a worldwide audience of jazz fans, as well as a slate of musicians from dozens of countries, the Made In New York Jazz competition made its mark on the Internet as the first-ever online jazz contest. Now, Made In New York is the most popular jazz competition on Google – out of millions results.
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