2020 Gerry’s Jazz Challenge

Students: Announcing the 2020 Gerry’s Jazz Challenge

In this very difficult time of COVID-19, the Gerry & Franca Mulligan Foundation has created an activity for music teachers and students who are working and studying from home. This activity is held each year to honor Gerry’s birthday (April 6th) and Jazz Appreciation Month.

In addition to an educational video, the foundation is also providing lead sheets to one of Gerry’s favorite songs Idol Gossip. This year musicians grades 9-12 are invited to submit a video recording of themselves playing “Idol Gossip” and uploading it to Instagram. The contest is open to all instruments and Idol Gossip lead sheets are available here.

Below is the entry form for this year’s challenge. Please take care of yourselves and your families. We hope you enjoy Gerry’s Jazz Challenge!

Eligibility and Requirements: The contest is open to all students grades 9-12 in public, private and home schools within the USA. Contest deadline: May 15, 2020 at 11:59pm PDT. Click here for Contest Rules.

The submission period for the 2020 Jazz Challenge has ended. See you next year!