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Please check back - The 2024 Competition Details will be announced in the Fall of 2023.


The Blues Alley Jazz Society is pleased to announce the judges, format and activities surrounding our competition as follows:


  1. Jane Monheit (Award-Winning Vocalist)

  2. Peter Eldridge (New York Voices & Berklee College)

  3. Dr. Darden Purcell (George Mason University)


Saturday, April 22nd 


Begins at 11 AM

  • Opening Remarks by Harry Schnipper

  • Jane Monheit and Peter Eldridge "Ella Fitzgerald as International Jazz Ambassador" panel - moderated by Harry Schnipper

  •  Masterclass with Jane Monheit and Peter Eldridge


7:00 pm - Competition Announcement and Evening Performance (separate ticketed event)


All events will take place inside the Blues Alley Jazz nightclub, reservations are required.

Subject to change

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Need hotel accommodations for the Ella Fitzgerald Competition WeekendClick here for a special rate.

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