Prizewinners of the 2021 Gerry’s Jazz Challenge

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2021 Gerry’s Jazz Challenge video contest.


From Tate H., Grand Prize Winner of a Selmer Saxophone, of Fairview, PA:

“I feel so honored to have been chosen as the winner of the Gerry’s Jazz Challenge. Gerry Mulligan has been my saxophone hero for as long as I’ve been playing saxophone!”

Watch Tate’s prize winning performance here:





From Tansy B., of Shawnee, OK, Joint 1st Place Winner of $500:

I am so grateful and honored to be selected for this competition. After growing up listening to Gerry Mulligan’s music, it is an incredible dream to be part of the Mulligan legacy. 

Watch Tansy’s prize winning performance here:




From Noah O., of Highland, IN, Joint 1st Place Winner of $500:

“I am moved by Gerry Mulligan’s music. When you hear him, there is no mistaking his wonderful sound. With every note played, he takes a stroll with his horn. I’m proud to play an old Conn horn just as he did. His style transcends generations and continues to inspire young musicians like myself.” 

Watch Noah’s prize winning performance here:


Additional Prizes were awarded as follows:

Joint 2nd Place Winners of $250:

Aaron K., La Porte, IN

Jackson T., Leesburg, VA

Joey C., Winchester, CA

Joint 3rd Place Winners of $100:

Zachary B., Avon, OH

Dave W., San Diego, CA

Andrew C., Pullman, WA

Sam W., Kentwood, MI

Jackson W., Rowayton, CT

Honorable Mention, and winners of $50:

Max McC., Riley Z., and Enzo V., all of Cottage Grove, OR