I am extremely excited to announce that I have been selected as one of 10 semi-finalists from around the globe to attend the Montreux Jazz Festival's Jazz guitar Competition 2016! I am the only North American in the competition and am very excited to participate in this renowned competition at one of the world's greatest jazz festivals! Wish me luck!
Also, thanks to OttawaJazzScene.ca for writing an article about my selection. You can read the full article by clicking the link below. Here's an excerpt from the article:
"Bilodeau has been chosen as one of the 10 semi-finalists in the 2016 competition, which will run from July 2 to 4. He's the only North American, he said, with others coming from Israel, South Africa, and across Europe.
It's the third time lucky for Bilodeau: he applied twice before but this was the first time he was short-listed for the competition. This time, he said, he took a different approach with the three recordings he submitted with his application – not trying to second-guess the judges."