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The 6th Bucharest International Jazz Competition

Bucharest International Jazz Competition, organized by jmEvents, brings an important contribution to the promotion and recognition of the new Romanian and international jazz values. The competition promises vivid music, creation and an enthusiastic audience by combining concerts, jam sessions and workshops.

Each edition gathered great musicians from over 20 countries in Europe and USA, “la crème de la crème” or musicians on the rise, who will present the Romanian audience the new jazz mainstream.

The 6th Bucharest International Jazz Competition, 12 – 19 May 2012, is open to bands and vocalists of all nationalities.


The 6th Bucharest International Jazz Competition is a three round competition, which requires submitting personal jazz recordings, not older than 12 months and performing 50-60 minutes of jazz music in conventional and unconventional spaces.


The total amount of the prizes is €7000 cash, in Romanian currency and concerts engagements.

  • Grand Prize Winner €1200
  • Special Prize – Best Band €400
  • Special Prize – Best Vocalist €400
  • 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.


  • Applicants must be born after 1 May 1977.
  • The 2012 Bucharest International Jazz Competition is open to bands and vocalists of all nationalities.
  • Bands may have up to 6 performing musicians and they will include:
    • instrumentalists and vocalists
    • instrumentalists
    • vocalists
  • Each award-winner must receive his or her prize personally.

How to enter?

Registration in the competition will be made based on:

  1. Application form
  2. CD recording and the list of the recordings – title / composer
  3. Copy of passport for all musicians
  4. One photo, passport type for each group’s member
  5. Two different recent photos of the group, printed format, 10×15 cm
  6. Copy of the bank confirmation for the registration fee
  7. Technical rider
  8. Short CV of the group – max. 10 lines

Application documents must be sent to the below address:

PO Box 13 – 63, Bucharest 13

Entry fee

The registration fee is €100.