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Conad Jazz Contest

Umbria Jazz and Conad are scouting new talents

Registration for the Conad Jazz Contest 2024 will be open from 3 April 2024 at 11.00 am (CET) to 19 May 2024 at 11.59 pm (CET).

11 years of Conad Jazz Contest

Conad Jazz Contest, the jazz music contest reserved for young jazz musicians between 18 and 28, promoted by Conad and the Umbria Jazz, at its 11th edition in 2024.

Promoting the dissemination of culture and supporting the growth of young people is part of Conad’s concrete sustainability strategy “Let’s support the future” based on three dimensions: environment and resources, people and communities, businesses and territory. A cultural opportunity for aggregation such as the Conad Jazz Contest is important for giving many young artists concrete opportunities for professional growth, creating wealth for the country.

Registration for the Contest will be open from 3 April 2024 at 11am (Central European Time) to 19 May 2024 at 11:59 pm (Central European Time). The popular vote will begin on May 20, 2024 and the Contest will close on June 9, 2024.

Conad Jazz Contest

How does it work?

Participation in the Contest is open to soloists and bands aged 18 to 28Italian nationality is required for at least one of the members of the band , free from record or publishing contracts in progress .

With regard to the age limit, the following will therefore be able to participate:

  1. soloists aged 18 or over at the time of entry;
  2. soloists aged 28 or under at the time of entry;
  3. groups in which the age limit is respected by each individual member of the band, according to the same specifications indicated for soloists.

As far as bands are concerned, the participation of groups of up to a maximum of 8 members is allowed.

The process for identifying the winners will see the joint action of 3 juries :

  • technical jury made up of musicians and experts, who will evaluate all those registered for the Contest (see point 1.a of this article);
  • popular jury open to all , which will also express its preferences on all those registered (see point 1.b of this article);
  • an artistic jury chaired by Stefano Bragatto, director of Radio Monte Carlo, and composed of musicians and experts, who will express their opinions once the selections have been completed to identify the overall winner of the Contest (see point 2 of this article).

Conad Jazz Contest 2024: read now the contest rules.

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