The verdict has just been announced: today, Alita Moses has won the Shure Montreux Jazz Competition 2014! Presided by singer Sweet Georgia Brown, the jury has decided to hand the prize to this young American performer from Connecticut who is entering her final year as a Jazz Vocal Major at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her vocal abilities - which have already earned her distinction in several R&B, indie and pop bands in the Philly area - have charmed the public at the Petit Théâtre of the Montreux Palace.
The second prize goes to harpist, composer and singer Laura Perrudin. Myriam Bouk Moun is the winner of the third prize.
Finally, we would like to mention that the atmosphere was the second great winner of this vocal competition 2014. The spontaneous improvisations between the nine candidates have won over a packed house that delights in these ecstatic moments brought about by young careers in the making.
Alita Moses will join the winners to partake in the Montreux Jazz Academy this autumn.