Conad and Umbria Jazz, historic partners linked by their love for jazz, are launching the tenth edition of the competition, open to young musicians between the ages of 18 and 28. The tenth edition of the Contest, offers a great opportunity for the 10 finalist bands, selected by the online community and a technical jury, to perform on the prestigious stage of Umbria Jazz (Perugia, 7-16 July 2023), as well as cash prizes to support their careers the winners.
The Contest will also be an opportunity for the 10 finalist bands to perform on the prestigious stage of Umbria Jazz – an event that this year celebrates its 50th anniversary in Perugia from 7 to 16 July 2023. Conad Jazz Contest is a music competition for young jazz musicians aged between 18 and 28, soloists or groups, who aspire to have the opportunity to perform on the most coveted jazz stages in Italy.
Lots of confirmations and some news
There will be 10 finalists chosen from the bands and soloists entered in the competition who will be able to perform live on the prestigious stage of Umbria Jazz. As regards the selection of the finalists, a technical jury, chaired by Manuele Morbidini, director of the Umbria Jazz Orchestra and saxophonist-composer, will identify 9 of the 10 finalists. The popular jury, in turn, will elect the tenth finalist by registering and voting for free on the official website of the Contest via web or smartphone.
The 10 finalists thus identified will perform live in front of the public of the fiftieth edition of Umbria Jazz, and will be an artistic jury, composed of Paolo Fresu, internationally renowned trumpeter, Stefano Bragatto, Director of Radio Monte Carlo, Marco Molendini, journalist, and Manuele Morbidini, former president of the technical jury, to decree the absolute winner.
The winner will receive a check for 5,000 euros to support their musical career and a tour of live performances starting from UJ Weekend and then continuing with the Italian Jazz for L’Aquila, Umbria Jazz Winter, and some of the best-known jazz clubs in Italy. The special prize for the single most promising musician is confirmed again this year, for which a place will be reserved at the “Clinics” of the Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz 2024.