WILSON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ COMPETITION
I am honored to have received first place in the 2018 Wilson International Jazz Competition in August. It was an honor to spend a weekend meeting and listening to so many incredible guitarists from all over the world - a unique experience that I won't forget. Thanks to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center Of The Arts for hosting such a great event.
Click Here to see a clip of my performance in the final round of the competition.
Jocelyn Gould is a jazz guitarist based in New York City. She cites Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass as primary influences of the instrument. Originally from Winnipeg, Canada, Jocelyn holds a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University.
Jocelyn maintains an active performance career in the U.S. and Canada. She has performed at the Detroit Jazz Festival, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival and the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. She has performed internationally in jazz clubs with acclaimed musicians including Grammy nominated vocalist Freddy Cole and DownBeat Rising Star trombonist Michael Dease. She currently holds the guitar chair of The Gathering Orchestra, a big band based in Detroit under the directorship of bassist Rodney Whitaker. She recently recorded guitar duo with acclaimed guitarist Randy Napoleon for his upcoming record.
Jocelyn is an avid composer and is currently composing music for her debut record as a leader. She has composed and arranged original music for her small group, as well as for her nonet and for big band.
In August, 2018, Jocelyn won 1st place in the Wilson International Jazz Guitar Competition.