Selected from more than 500 entries world-wide, Lyn Stanley has been named one of the Top-40 Semifinalists for the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Competition for 2014. The grand prize winner will be offered an exclusive $20,000 full album recording contract with Concord Music Group, in addition to a $5,000 cash award. Winners will be announced on November 17, 2014.
Sarah Vaughan is one of the most renowned jazz vocalists of all time. Beloved by millions around the globe, her recordings were the foundation of what constitutes being a jazz vocalist today. In 1989 she was awarded one of the National Endowment for the Arts highest honors when they elevated her to the status of “NEA Jazz Master”.