Nigel J. EiC @ JazzInEurope and producer at JazzTalk.News – Nigel J. Interviews Edoardo Pappi who is currently the International communications manager for the 7 Virtual Jazz Club Contest. We talked all about the background, past winners, and I was especially interested in the under 25 student category. Listen and find out why this volunteer organisation is passionate about Jazz!
7 Virtual Jazz Club is a non-profit all-volunteer association dedicated to the support of jazz music in all its forms. Their goal is to promote, through a virtual platform, top quality jazz performances and to discover new talents.
They have created a contest that takes place entirely online, which is spread all around the globe and is totally transparent. This Contest is the very first ever held and now in its fourth edition: it is a unique musical competition for solo artists, bands, and singers of any age from all over the world.
The entries are judged by a panel of international jazz industry experts.
PRIZES & AWARDS
Pros & Amateurs’ Category – Jury Prize to the best musician (soloist or band):
€ 2,000 + Live Concert in one of the best jazz clubs in Europe: Jazz Club Ferrara (IT)
Under 25 Students’ Category – Jury Prize to the best Under 25 Student:
€ 700 + contract proposal offered by JazzMedia and More Agency (DE)
for one year which includes: booking, media work, promotion
Honourable mention offered by Taklit Publishing & Production Agency (FR)
to one or more talented young students: an opportunity to meet with Taklit,
present a personal project, for consideration, and benefit from professional guidance for future career development
All the musicians
Web Community Prize to the most voted musician by the web community (on YouTube):
€ 500 + direct access to the final
To find out the rules and how you can enter please visit the 7 Virtual Jazz Club website.
Why not check out the other podcast in this years JazzTalk.News series:
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Last modified: April 1, 2019