Greetings to the Finalists of the 2013 European Jazz Contest:
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
AlgoRhythm - Gdansk, Poland
Manuel Magrini Trio - Perugia, Italy
Mario Nappi Trio - Napoli, Italy
The FINALS will be held on May 29th, in Maastricht
On May 30th: Cd release concert of Benoit Berthe 4tet, 2011 EJC winners
Both events will take place in the Theater aan het Vrijthof
6th edition of the competition managed by Saint Louis College of Music of Rome and dedicated to young jazz players (instrumental groups or groups with vocalist) coming from all over Europe, proposing original projects.
Target of the initiative is the promotion of young original music, using jazz as a context of research and comparison for the new avantguardes. Every year hundreds of groups decide to take part in the competition, to face with the sound and back-ground of peers coming from other nations.
Up for grabs the production of an original music CD, promoted by the agency Saint Louis Management.
As usual, the Jazz Contest avails itself of the precious collaboration of the National jazz Academy Siena Jazz, and of Scuola Civica di Milano Musica Oggi, natural aggregation core for new ideas and young talents, in order to cope with the different regional areas of the musicians.
International collaborations with Music Institutes and Conservatories have been renewed and further widened, so to grant a large participation of international groups to root the Contest in a fertile cultural exchange ground. Among the adhering nations: England, Spain, Holland, Denmark, France, Norway, Portugal, Poland.
But the Contest is looking forward, and for 2013, next to the international collaborations with music Institutes and European Conservatoires, it starts a direct partnership with the Conservatorium Maastricht, which will host the final rounds of the competition in the beautiful City theatre, Theater aan het Vrijthof.
The competition articulates in 3 different phases: groups pre-selection on the basis of a demo containing 4 original tunes and 2 standards; live selections of the pre-selected groups; finals.
The selection rounds of the competition were held in 2 Italian jazz clubs which are distinguishing in the jazz field for their attention towards new music and avantguarde – 28DiVino Jazz Club of Rome and Quasi Capolinea of Milan – while in Siena they were carried out inside Circolo La Tuberosa.
The Evaluation Board, chaired by M° Stefano Mastruzzi, Artistic Director of the competition and Director of Saint Louis College of Music, Franco Carono, President of Fondazione Siena Jazz and Enrico Intra, musician and Director of Civici Corsi di Jazz in Milan is be composed by well known Italian musicians, journalists and operators.
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