International Jazz in the Park Competition

Apply and be part of the International Jazz in the Park Competition! A big opportunity is available for the up-and-coming jazzy acts. Apply now for the Jazz in the Park International Competition and you have the chance to perform in front of over 2.000 people on the RiverStage during 22nd to 24th of June 2018 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Application deadline: 14th of May 2018.


You don’t have anything to loose, there is no participation fee!

You will be promoted online on our website from the moment you applied.

The festival has 3 full days dedicated to the Contest on the RiverStage, so all the crowd and media will be there to see you.

If you are selected in the final 15 bands, you have the chance to perform a 30 minute concert in front of thousands of people.

We will provide you back line and all the technical support.

We will give you accommodation and meals for two days, and 150 euro for transportation/band. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot of experience or you are at the beginning of your carrier.

Music genres:  We’re looking for bands in the following music genres: Jazz (with any influences), Nu Jazz, Acid Jazz, Electro Jazz, Swing, Trip-Hop, Acoustic, Rockabilly, Soul, Blues, Fusion, Cover (but only if it’s jazzy).

Application form: It is essential that the application form is filled out correctly. We require this information in order to make sure that we get in touch with the right people if we have any questions. Also, we require a video probe of the band. Quality of the recording is not important.

Selection: Our own artistic department is in charge of the selection of the bands. During the competition, the winners will be selected by a jury formed by members of international and Romanian musicians and jazz promoters, also from the contest manager of the festival.

Sound check and concert prep: You will be allowed to perform a 30-minute sound check before the show and you will have about 10 minutes to prepare on stage before the performance.

Tech rider: When asked, please supply a full tech rider, with a stage plot or an equivalent in PDF of word format.

Back line: Will be supplied for every artist

Jam sessions: Every night of the festival closes with a jam session with the bands that performed during the day. It’s like a light after-party. You are not obliged but it’s recommended that you participate in the jam session, because of the possibility of interacting with the most enthusiastic fans of the festival.

Photo – Video rights: All concerts will be filmed and photographed by our crew and the material will be used for promotional reasons (after movies and posting on social media). However, if the materials will be solicited for other usage, the band will be asked for approval before any use of the materials

What chosen band will receive beside prizes: We will give accommodation and meals during the bands participation at the competition (full 2 day). A transport scholarship of max. 150 EUR. Exposure at the festival.

1st place: 2.000 euros reward + an invitation to open the next edition of the festival in 2019 and open the main stage this year.
2nd place: 1.000 euros reward
3rd place: 550 euros  reward
Special reward for composition: 200 euro.
Best voice: 200 euro
Best musician: 200 euro

We wish you good luck and hope to see you on stage at the competition!

Please make sure you read the General Conditions.