10 bands – chosen by the Technical Judges and the Public Judges - will get the chance to be part of the Umbria Jazz calendar, according to the classification of the Artistic Judges. The top 3 will perform onstage in Piazza IV Novembre during the last weekend of the festival, while bands placed from fourth to tenth will play for the public on the Conad Stage at Giardini Carducci. The first place winners will also have the chance to perform at Umbria Jazz Winter #26
The band or single artist with the most votes from the public judges, from the website, will receive a bursary from the Conad Jazz Contest aimed at providing concrete support for professional growth for young talents: a 500 euro voucher to record an album in a professional recording studio of the band’s choice.
The winner of the contest will receive a 5,000 euro cash prize – awarded by the Artistic Judges headed by Renzo Arbore – to offer economic support for professional development for this year’s most talented band.
For the most promising artist in the contest, a very special award: a place at the Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz Clinics 19. A unique training opportunity at the only seminar in Italy by the world’s most prestigious jazz school, the Berklee College of Music.