Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017 - MUSIC COMPETITION

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Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017 is calling for entries. Below you can find all details about this competition:

Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017

The 11th Bucharest International Jazz Competition has recently opened the registration for a new music competition 2017 and all jazz instrumentalists and vocalists of all nationalities, no older than 40, are invited to participate.


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Now in its 11th year, the Bucharest International Jazz Competition has opened the registration for 2017 music competition that consists of three rounds of judging, during which the initial selection is made and, semi-finalists and winner are announced. Participants which qualify for the 2nd and 3rd rounds include will be required to perform live on several occasions.

The Competition debuted in 2007 and is now ranked as the second jazz contest in Europe and the third in the world. It is organized by jmEvents and takes place during the International Festival EUROPAfest in Romania.

Prizes will be awarded by a Jury whose members are well known personalities of the jazz musical world. The Jury will use the standard criteria as:

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

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 styles.

2nd Round - Semi-final on 13 - 19 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 50 - 60 minutes in jam sessions

3rd Round - Final on 20 May

Finalists will perform 20 minutes.

Organizers provide lodging for the first 5 registered musicians in the competition. Accommodation begins on May 13, 2017 and is ensured for the period the participants remain in contest. For the rest of the candidates, the organizers will make hotel reservations upon request, based on special accommodation packages offer.

Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017 is scheduled for 13–20 May.

The registration fee for one application/group is 120 Euro.


Eligibility

All jazz instrumentalists and vocalists of all nationalities, no older than 40, are invited to participate in this competition. Applicants must be born after 1st of May 1977.

Prize

The total amount of the prizes is 7.000 Euro: cash, in Romanian currency and concerts engagements.

- Grand Prize Winner - 1.200 Eur
- Special Prize - Best Band - 400 Eur
- Special Prize - Best Vocalist - 400 Eur
- 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.

Call For Entries Info

For all further informations about the competition Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017 or to submit your works visit the following official website: http://jazzcompetition.ro/en/2014--competition#.V177OBJ8AwB

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