A Mountlake Terrace High School student is a finalist in King FM’s Ten Grands Young Artists Awards. Jack Walters, a 17-year old clarinet player, is one of 21 students from area high schools who remain in the contest.
The public are invited to vote for their favorite musician on King FM’s web site until Friday, April 2nd at 4 pm. The top 10 musicians will have the opportunity to perform at Benaroya Hall on May 21.
A panel of judges selected the “top 20” finalists for the public vote phase, narrowing the field from 170 video entries. The grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and an invitation to perform alongside the featured artists at the Ten Grands concert on May 21.
If you visit King FM’s web site, you can watch Youtube videos of each of the musicians and vote. Embedded below, you can watch Jack Walter’s video. One commenter on the Youtube page containing Walters’ video left the following compliment:
I saw this guy play his clarinet at Hot Java Cool Jazz last Friday at the Paramount (Seattle). The whole place was on the edge of their seats by the end of the piece and then erupted in applause and cheers at the end. The style, dynamics and emotion of is playing is truly a gift.