7 Virtual Jazz Club's Jazz Contest 2018 Edition Extends Deadline To November 15th


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The 7 Virtual Jazz Club announces that the new deadline for entering the contest will be November 15th
To enter the contest, soloists and groups pay a small registration fee and submit a video of their performance. Entries will be judged by a panel of international jazz experts comprised of some of the most respected journalists, musicians and educators in the field.

This Year's Categories

  • Under 25 Students
  • Amateurs & Pros

Prizes & Awards

  • Amateurs & Pros' Category
  • Jury Prize (assigned to the best musician): € 2,000 + Live Concert in one of the best jazz clubs in Europe: Jazz Club Ferrara (Italy)
  • Under 25 Students' Category: Jury Prize (assigned to the best Under 25 Student): € 700 + special prize offered by Taklit Publishing & Production Agency to the best Under 25 Student;
  • All the musicians: Web Community Prize: € 500 + artistic advertising to the most voted musician by the web community (on YouTube).

2018 Edition International Judging Panel

  • Patricia Johnston (producer & artist manager)- France
  • Dubi Lenz (journalist, art director “The Red Sea Jazz Festival”)- Israel
  • Chris Hodgkins (producer, broadcaster for Jazz London Radio)- UK
  • Julien Lepièce (label manager at Outhere Records) – Belgium
  • Greg Stott (teacher at the Australian National University)- Australia
  • Geila Zilkha (vocalist, teacher)- Japan
  • Iñaki Askunze (musician, conductor, composer, teacher)- Spain
  • Mark Sullivan (journalist for All About Jazz, composer) – USA
  • Hrayr Attarian (journalist for All About Jazz)- USA
  • Eddy Determeyer (journalist and broadcaster)- Netherlands
  • Fernando R. de Mondesert (Jazz Journalist Association)- Dominican Republic
  • José Deluna (teacher and musician)- Spain
  • Marcela Breton (Jazz Journalist Association)- Colombia
  • Fiona Ross (musician, journalist, teacher)- UK
  • Dmitry Baevsky (musician and teacher)- Russia
  • Arnaldo DeSouterio (journalist, Producer, member of JJA)- Brazil
  • Debbie Mari (teacher at the UKZN- School of Music Jazz Studies)- South Africa
  • Jeri Brown (teacher at the Concordia University Montreal)- Canada

About The 7 Virtual Jazz Club

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club is a non-profit all volunteer association dedicated to support jazz music in all its forms. The 7 Virtual Jazz Club website hosts the first fully global online jazz competition in history. The contest welcomes musicians of all ages. Musicians may be amateurs, professionals and students under the age of 25. Our aim is to unearth hidden musical talent focusing on the new trends that have emerged in jazz and creative music.

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