We are thrilled to present the 10th edition - of our
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMPETITION and FESTIVAL - 2018, May 9 - 13
The event is organized by the Cultural House of Students in Targu-Mures, Partitura Cultural Association and the Jazz&Blues Club, in collaboration with Mures County Council!
The aim of this festival is to improve the relations between students and professors from different music academies, to offer students the chance of affirmation and to broaden the cultural activities of Jazz lovers in Targu-Mures. The idea is to offer the competitors a high-level frame in which they can receive a professional evaluation of their performance, from the members of the jury, which is made of attentively selected professional musicians or academics in the field.
The festival consists of 2 parts: the students’ competition and the concerts by professional jazz bands.
All participants in the competition part of the festival must be musicians under 30, who study at an accredited music academy. The total value of the prizes is EUR 3,000.
The fact that this festival is at its 10th edition proves that it is appreciated by the participants, the jury and the public, as well as the specialized media! The Festival has had only positive feedback in the media and this puts the town of Targu-Mures on the list of Jazz music related events from Romania and abroad.
The professional level of the festival has increased every year since its beginning, as it has caught the attention of more and more talented young students and professors. The competitors also have the opportunity to participate in the Workshops that are organized in the mornings by members of the jury or different musicians.
The International Youth Jazz Competition and Festival is unique in Romania and quite rare in the rest of Europe, as it brings together young musicians and famous personalities from the world of contemporary jazz, creating an opportunity for these students to launch their career and to perform in front of competent critics.
See you in May at the festival in Tg. Mures!