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2015 Competition

I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That's all I know.
Billie Holiday

General Rules 2015

The 9th Bucharest International Jazz Competition, 16 - 23 May 2015, is open to bands and vocalists of all nationalities.

Applicants must be born after 1st of May 1980.

Competition Procedure

Eligibility

Bands may have up to 6 performing musicians and they may include:

  •     instrumentalists and vocalists
  •     instrumentalists
  •     vocalists


1st Round - Selection of semi-finalists

The admissions panel and adjudicators will evaluate each application and CD. Recording must have been made within the past 12 months. The CD must include 2 - 3 pieces of different styles.

2nd Round - Semi-final on 16 - 22 May

  •     Semi-finalists will perform 50 - 60 minutes in the competition’s concert hall
  •     Semi-finalists will perform 50 - 60 minutes in an unconventional space
  •     Semi-finalists will perform 50 - 60 minutes in jam sessions


Competitors have complete freedom in choosing their repertoire.

3rd Round - Final on 23 May

Finalists will perform 20 minutes.

Competition Entry Requirements

Registration in the competition will be made based on:

1. CD – digital documents:
a. recordings for the competition
b. application form - Annex A
c. two different group photos, color, landscape format, min 1MB
d. short CV of the group - max. 10 lines

2. Printed documents:
a. application form - Annex A, Annex B, Annex C
b. copy of identity card / passport for all musicians
c. one photo, passport type for each group's member
d. two different group photos, color, landscape format, 10x15 cm
e. copy of the bank confirmation for the registration fee
f. technical rider

All the above documents will be sent by mail, not by e-mail. The postal address is:
jmEvents
C.P. 13 - 63, Bucuresti 13, Romania

Please mention on the envelope:
"Application for jazz competition."

The registration fee for one application / group is 120 Euro and will be paid by bank transfer as follows:

Amount: 120 Euro. The payment will be sent free of charge to the payee. 
Recipient: jmEvents

IBAN Account:  RO82 BACX 0000 0004 3583 4003
Bank name: Unicredit Tiriac Bank - Izvor Branch
Address: 20 Libertatii Blvd., 050707 Bucharest
Swift Code: BACXROBU
Subject: Registration fee for BIJC for...(band's name)

Drafts ( bank cheques ) are not accepted.

 

 

The entry fee is non-refundable. The registration fee will be refunded only to those competitors who have complete application documents and are not accepted in the Semi-final based on the recordings.

Registration deadline is February 10, 2015 - date of postmark at sender. Confirmation of the applicants' registration in the competition will be made before March 1, 2015.

The participants will have a professional technician and sound system along with back-line of drum kit, acoustic or digital piano, bass amplifier, guitar amplifier and microphones.

Organizers provide lodging for the first 5 registered musicians in the competition. Accommodation begins on May 16, 2015 and is ensured for the period the participants remain in contest. For the rest of the candidates, the organizers will make hotel reservations upon request, based on special accommodation packages offer.

Upon arrival in Bucharest each group / all members should report to the Competition Secretariat and present a valid passport / identity card.

The total amount of the prizes is 7.000 Euro: cash, in Romanian currency and concerts engagements.

  •     Grand Prize Winner              1.200 Eur
  •     Special Prize - Best Band       400 Eur
  •     Special Prize - Best Vocalist   400 Eur
  •     3 – 5 concerts engagements for one or two finalist bands

The prize-winners will have priority in being included in the programs organized by jmEvents both nationally and abroad.

Final performers will receive diplomas. Prizes will be awarded by a Jury whose members are well known personalities of the jazz musical world. The Jury will use the standard criteria as:

  •     style / interpretation
  •     improvisation
  •     technique / diction / articulation
  •     musicality
  •     time and rhythm
  •     intonation

The public preference will be considered for the final decision. All the decisions of the Jury are final and non-appealable.

Each award-winner must receive his or her prize personally. The concerts will be broadcast by the Broadcasting Corporation or recorded for later transmission. A live or deferred broadcast by other Romanian or foreign Broadcasting Corporations is possible, as well as a complete or partial re-broadcast of the concerts on mass-media or online channels. By applying to take part in the competition, the applicants give their implied consent for this recording as well as for its transmission under the conditions mentioned above. The participants and the prize-winners have no claim to additional fees.

During the development of Bucharest International Jazz Competition, you are not allowed to perform in any other spaces except for those of this competition.
The infringement of rules has as consequence the exclusion from the competition, which is irrevocable, and/or taking pecuniary measures. 

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