7VJC’s Contest

7 VJC’s CONTEST – 11th Edition

The 7 VJC’s Contest is the one and only on-line jazz contest in the world.
Since 2016 we have been discovering jazz talent and spreading the love for jazz music.
The contest is open to jazz musicians, groups or soloists of all ages, worldwide and embracing every form of musical improvisation, Jazz in all its new variations.

11th Edition categories
JAZZ
Swing, Gospel, Bebop, Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Blues, Latin jazz, Soul, Afro jazz, Afro-cuban, Free jazz, Cool jazz, Acid jazz, Dixieland, Smooth jazz, avant-garde and more. 

BEYOND JAZZ
Nu Jazz, Electro Swing, Pop Jazz, Lo Fi, Rap, R&B, Hip-hop, Classic, Country, World music, Indo jazz, Ethno jazz, electronic and more.

For each of the 2 genre categories, registrations will be open to musicians in two distinct age groups: over 30 and under 30.

Pre-registrations
Until June 1st, every musician can register at a reduced fee of 20 €.

Applications (from June 2nd)
The Applications are open from June 1st til September 21th, 2024

Entry fees
Musicians Over 30
Soloist: 30 € (15 € annual membership + 15 €
application fee) – starting from 2nd video only 15 €
Duo: 50 € (15 € annual membership only for the leader + 35 € application fee) – starting from 2nd video only 15 €
Trio: 70 € (15 € annual membership only for the leader + 55 € application fee) – starting from 2nd video only 15 €
From quartet to big band: 85 € (15 € annual membership only for the leader + 70 € application fee)  – starting from 2nd video only 15 €

Musicians Under 30
Soloist: 20 € (15 € annual membership + 5 € application fee) – starting from 2nd video only 15 €
Duo: 30 € (15 € annual membership only for the leader + 15 € application fee) – starting from 2nd video only 15 €
Trio: 40 € (15 € annual membership only for the leader + 25 € application fee) – starting from 2nd video only 15 €
From quartet to big band: 60 € (15 € annual membership only for the leader + 55 € application fee)  – starting from 2nd video only 15 €.

Uploading
Upload video performances no longer than 7 minutes long with maximum file size of 500Mb.
Any format is accepted.

Voting Criteria
Video entries will be assigned to our judges who score each piece in three specific areas:

– creativity;
– musicality;
– interpretation;
– improvisation quality;
– interplay between the musicians (for group performances).

Our Method
The best 20 videos (in each category) will be streamed on our official website.

Sign-ups are officially open! Pick your category, Jazz or Beyond Jazz, upload your best video, and compete in the biggest global improvised music showdown ever! Deadline: September 27, 2024.

->REGISTER NOW!

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