This project is a serious professional competition and a jazz festival too. It was founded by Mikhail Freidlin, the well-known author and producer of the legendary Odessa Jazz Carnival".
This project lasts all year in contrast to traditional jazz events. It is interactive for the audience and participants.
The first preselection is held Online, where the jury and viewers voting identify semifinalists. Final days of the contest will be held at the Live jam-session format in various jazz styles (Mainstream, Latin jazz, Jazz ballad, Fusion, Jazz-Rock (or Funk) and will broadcast on TV and Online.
Final of this enchanting holiday will be held in the end of April, 2013, in Odessa ("a jazz capital" of Ukraine, cultural & touristic center near Black Sea), and will mark the International Day of UNESCO's Jazz! The Festival expects well-known artists. There are jazz experts and pedagogues, famous jazz musicians, well-known connoisseurs and lovers of jazz in the jury of the festival.
What is MASTER JAM FEST for Jazz Improvisers? It is:
International creative exchanges and the impetus to the creative career
The ability to get a cash prize and make the record in one of the best Recording studios in the world
Worldwide tour for the winners
Master-classes from famous jazz artists, educators and experts
The ability to get into the TV & Radio rotation, advertising in the media and at the biggest Internet portals of the world - partners of the festival
New friendships, the friendly atmosphere of jazz improvisation and creative inspiration, the enchanting holiday and the unique flavor of Odessa.
The travel and the accommodation to the festival for musicians are paid by the Festival.
Musicians from 22 countries already have become the participants of the online preselection.
The Festival is supported by biggest jazz portals, international cultural centers and art associations.
Video-presentations of the contestants will be accepted till the 31st of December 2012. But it is advisable to do it earlier!, because the jury has its limits of the time to examine applications and take objective decisions!
The registration of participants is at the official festival website master-jam.com