CONAD JAZZ CONTEST extends registrations until May 31, 2023
Bologna, May 19 2023. The tenth edition of the Conad Jazz Contest, a competition for young jazz musicians promoted by Conad and the Umbria Jazz Foundation, today announces an extension of the deadline to complete the candidacy of jazz soloists and bands for the tenth edition: Wednesday 31 May 2023.
Registration for the Conad Jazz Contest is completely free and is open to young jazz soloists or band members aged between 18 and 28 at the time of registration. You will now have until 11.59 pm on 31 May to register for the competition and hope to tread the famous stage of Umbria Jazz (Perugia, 7-16 July 2023), now in its 50th edition, as a finalist of the Contest.
After the registration phase, starting from 11 on 1 June, a phase dedicated to the selection of 10 finalists will begin for the Contest: it will be a technical jury, chaired by Manuele Morbidini, director of Umbria Jazz Orchestra and saxophonist-composer, to identify 9 of the 10 finalists. At the same time, the voting to select the tenth finalist will always open on www.conadjazzcontest.it: just register and vote for free directly on the official website of the Contest via web or smartphone to be part of the “Popular Jury”.
The 10 finalists thus identified will perform live on stage at 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 with 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.
Information and regulations on the website www.conadjazzcontest.it
Registrations open from Wednesday 17 April 2023 to Wednesday 31 May 2023.
Online voting from Thursday 1 June to Monday 12 June 2023.
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