13th Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2019 - MUSIC COMPETITION

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13th Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2019 is calling for entries. Below you can find all details about this music competition:

13th Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2019

Now in its 13th year, the Bucharest International Jazz Competition, one of the most appreciated jazz events has opened registration for 2019 and all jazz instrumentalists and vocalists, no older than 40, are invited to participate.


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The 13th Bucharest International Jazz Competition, one of the most appreciated jazz events organised by jmEvents is now open for registration for 2019 inviting all bands and vocalists of all nationalities to partecipate. This event is being ranked among the first 3 European jazz competitions.

Over the years, the Bucharest International Jazz Competition has proved to be a promoter for jazz musicians and bands, not only in Eastern Europe but all over the world. Its mission is to contribute to the acknowledgment of jazz values and to celebrate creativity and freedom of expression.

Bands may have up to 6 performing musicians and they may include:

• instrumentalists and vocalists
• instrumentalists
• vocalists

1st Round -­ Selection of semi-­finalists
The admissions panel and adjudicators will evaluate each application.
Recordings must have been made within the past 12 months.
The application must include 2-­3 pieces of different style.

2nd Round -­ Semi-­final on 11–17 May
• Semi-­finalists will perform 50-­60 minutes in the competition’s concert hall
• Semi-­finalists will perform 50-­60 minutes in an unconventional space
• Semi-­finalists will perform 60-­80 minutes in jam sessions Competitors have complete freedom in choosing their repertoire.

3rd Round -­ Final and Gala on 17-18 May
Finalists will perform 20-­40 minutes.

Bucharest International Jazz Competition celebrates its 13th edition between the 11th and 18th of May 2019. The competition takes place during the International Festival EUROPAfest. It promises unforgettable meetings, thrilled audience, atmosphere, by combining concerts with jam sessions, workshops and jazz master-classes.

The winner will be chosen by a jury composed of artists and teachers, personalities of the international jazz world.

The Jury will use the standard criteria as:

style / interpretation
improvisation
technique / diction / articulation
musicality
time and rhythm
intonation

For Finalists (4-6 bands) the organisers will provide free accommodation, organised through the system of the competition, for the entire period of the Final. This offer is available only for those bands that have already used the accommodation system of the competition, being accommodated until the Final in the same hotels. For Semifinalists the organisers provide accommodation options at special prices.

The registration fee for 1 application/jazz band is 120 Euro.


Eligibility

13th Bucharest International Jazz Competition is open to all jazz instrumentalists and vocalists, no older than 40, are invited to participate.

Prize

The following pries will be awarded:

• Grand Prize Winner 1.200 Euro
• Special Prize -­ Best Band 400 Euro
• Special Prize -­ Best Vocalist 400 Euro
• 3–5 concerts engagements for one or two finalist bands

The prize-winners will have priority in being included in the programs organized by jmEvents both nationally and abroad. Final performers will receive diplomas, upon request. Prizes will be awarded by a Jury whose members are well known personalities of the jazz musical world.

Call For Entries Info

For all further informations about the 13th Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2019 or to submit your works visit the following official website: http://jazzcompetition.ro/

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