Contest

Global Online Competition for Jazz Musicians 2018 Edition

PRIZES & AWARDS

Pros & Amateurs\' Category
Jury Prize to the best musician (soloist or band): € 2,000 + Live Concert in one of the best jazz clubs in Europe: Jazz Club Ferrara (Italy)

Under 25 Students\' Category 
Jury Prize: € 700 to best young jazz Under 25 student
Prize offered by Taklit Publishing & Production: an opportunity to meet with Taklit, present a personal project, for consideration, and benefit from professional guidance for future career development

All the musicians
Web Community Prize: € 500 + advertising to the most voted musician by the web community (on YouTube)

 

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club is proud to announce the 3rd annual Global Online Contest for Jazz Musicians. The competition is open to jazz students, amateur or professional jazz groups, vocalists and soloists of all ages from around the world. See Terms and Conditions.

Our mission
1. Establish a permanent network platform for discussion and performance for jazz musicians from all over the world;
2. Bring jazz music to new audiences through 21st century media;
3. Feature new jazz artists;
4. Give jazz musicians the opportunity to have their music evaluated by a judging panel of international jazz industry experts.

The international judging panel 
Video entries will be seen by jazz industry experts comprised of musicians, teachers, music critics and organizers of jazz events and festivals.

How the Contest works:

1. Selections and Jury Prize (for pros and amateurs)

The video entries will be divided into randomly selected groups. Each group will be assigned to three members of the international judging panel whom will score the video with these criteria: 

- creativity;
- improvisational quality;
- interplay between the musicians (for group performances). 

The top-graded 70 videos will make it through the next round and will be presented "live" on the 7 Virtual Jazz Club platform. 

Each judge will watch the 10 best videos (the best two videos of each group of judges) and will rank them. The winner will be decided. The cash prize will be awarded to the winner (2000 Euros). The winner (soloist or band) will have the possibility to play in the most important italian jazz club: Jazz Club Ferrara

2. Live performance and Web Community Prize

The best 70 videos will be posted in the 7 rooms of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club (10 videos per room). The video performances will remain visible for 30 days along. The web community will then have the opportunity to score the videos on YouTube, by liking or unliking the videos. Each voter may rate a video only once. By the end of this round, the web community prize (500 Euros) will be assigned to the performance that got the highest vote during the live section.

3. Jury Prize for Students under 25

The top-graded 10 jazz students\' videos (under 25) will be presented "live" on the 7 Virtual Jazz Club platform. Each judge will rank them and the winner will be decided. The cash prize will be awarded to the winner (700 Euros).

4. Prize offered by Taklit for Students under 25

An opportunity to meet with Taklit, present a personal project, for consideration, and benefit from professional guidance for future career development. 

Deadline
October, 15th 

 
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