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.

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Public field. All the bands will be automatically included in the interpretation category. If you have original compositions, you can check both sections of the competition.
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Public field. Short and relevant description about your band (maximum of 300 characters). This will be used to promote the band.
If you want to tell as more relevant informations about your band, please fill the box.

Public field. Upload an image about your band with the members who will perform at the competition.
Insert a link about a live demo video for the jury. The video has to be at least 2 minutes, and played by the members who will perform at the competition.
Public field. Insert a video link (can be also made in a studio), which will be used to promote your band.
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Please attach an archive with those members identification cards or passports, who will perform at the Contest.

If you want accommodation, please select your check in date.
Select the number of the members for who you want to make reservation.

Jazz in the Park is paying for the participants travel costs a maximum of 250 lei (50 euros) for bands from Romania and a maximum of 650 lei (140 euros) for international bands.
Check your travel option.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS. By sending this form I agree with the following:

The deadline for applications is 14th May 2018, 23:59. If you need more information, you can contact us at Good luck!