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Golden jazz trophy rules & regulation 2014


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Rules and regulation for the musical awards Golden Jazz Trophy 2014

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Golden jazz trophy rules & regulation 2014

  1. 1. Golden Jazz Trophy 2014 Rules & Regulations The event Initiated by Jazz en Nord and his sponsor Golden Eyes, the Golden Jazz Trophy’s main objective is to allow the best but still unknown jazz bands to gain higher recognition in perspective of a musical career. Jury The Golden Jazz Trophy 2014 jury will be line up many music professionals. After Martial Solal in 2010, Manu Dibango in 2011, Omar Sosa in 2012 and Jacky Terrasson in 2013, the jury will be lead by the famous conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus. The jury’s decision will be announce on Friday evening immediately following the contest. This decision cannot in any way be contested or deliberated. The Golden Jazz Trophy delivers three different awards: “Le 1er Prix du Jury” (awarded by the jury), “Le 2nd Prix du Jury” and “Le prix du public” (awarded by the audience). Important dates and event description - - The Call for applications starts on January 11th 2014 and ends on March 1st 2014. All applications must be sent before that date. Each application will be auditioned by a listening comity. Four bands will be selected to take part in the final on May 23th 2014. During this event, each of these finalists will have a total of 30 minutes to prove themselves in front of the Golden Jazz Trophy Jury. This includes technical setup time meaning that each band plays for 20 minutes. Time allowed have to be respected and the band will be penalized if it exceeds it. The performance will include the free interpretation of a famous jazz standard. The title imposed will be communicated tu the finalists one month before the event on May 23th. The event will be highly covered by general and specialized media. The names of all 4 final bands will be made public.
  2. 2. Awards - Le 1er Prix du Jury The winner by Jury decision will receive a 2000€ award check. - Le Prix du Public The winner by audience decision will receive a 1000€ award check. Participation criteria The springboard is open to jazz musicians comings from all Europe countries (including Switzerland), whose fame is not proved yet. Applications Application have been simplified this year. Everything is done online They must contain: - A file of 4 tracks at least including a personnel composition. Tracks must recorded in direct drive and should not be edited. A presentation folder (or press kit) with web links (website, blog…) Your application must be download before March 1st 2014. For further information: Tél : 03 28 04 77 68 e-mail : Obligations All candidates must maintain availability from 2:00 Pm on May 23th until midnight on May 23th. Candidates will be housed and fed on the evening of Friday, May 23, 2014 and receive a lump-sum contribution to their transport costs. Equipment Bands must arrive with their own instruments and gear must be take insurance for their equipement and belongings. The backline will be supplied by the organization, apart from special requests. Written agreement A written agreement will be signed between the Golden Jazz Trophy promoters and the five finalists.