The 17th Bucharest International Jazz Competition

Call for applicants!

The 17th Bucharest International Jazz Competition, 7-15 July 2023, is open to bands and vocalists of all nationalities. The 17th Edition will start on the 16th of July gathering 23 bands from 4 continents. Bucharest becomes the world capital of jazz.

Registration deadline is March 1, 2023 (23:59).

Applicants must be born after 1st of July 1978. The leader of the band can be older than 45 years. Bands may have up to 6 performing musicians and they may include:

• instrumentalists and vocalists

• instrumentalists

• vocalists

Individual musicians can apply also for the Jam Session section. Application procedure is the same for all.

Bucharest International Jazz Competition is ranked as the second jazz contest in Europe and the third in the world. The Competition contributes significantly to building a positive image of Romania in the world, allowing the inclusion of our country on the international map of major jazz events. Dedicated to professional musicians, the event successfully debuted in 2007, registering an unexpected participation for the first edition – 30 bands from 25 countries. The trend was maintained, the popularity of the event increasing significantly, rightfully earning the title as the most visible and strong competition in the region.

Bucharest International Jazz Competition takes place within the International Festival EUROPAfest, with a tradition of 29 years, developed under the High Patronage of Her Majesty Margareta and His Royal Highness Prince Radu since 2005, which gained the EFFE award - Europe's finest festivals.

More information and details regarding admission here.

Event recommended by RKI Vienna.

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