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6th Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2012

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6th Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2012

Time: May 12, 2012 to May 19, 2012
Location: Bucharest, Romania
City/Town: Bucharest, Romania
Website or Map: http://jmEvents.ro
Phone: Phone: +40 740 759 566
Event Type: 100%, jazz, &, more...competition, jam, sessions, workshops
Organized By: Magdalena Vaida
Latest Activity: May 14, 2012

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6th Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2012

For BANDS and VOCALISTS of all nationalities

Date: 12-19 May 2012

Place: Bucharest, Romania

 

100% jazz & more...competition, jam sessions, workshops...

Bucharest International Jazz Competition, organized by jmEvents, is a singular event on the professional Romanian jazz scene, but also in the entire South Eastern Europe. It is addressed to bands and vocalists aged up to 35 years, and its mission is to contribute to the acknowledgment of the Romanian and international jazz values.

 

Eligibility: Bands may have up to 6 performing musicians:

  • ·instrumentalists and vocalists
  • ·instrumentalists
  • ·vocalists

Age limit: Applicants must be born after 1st of May 1977.

Registration deadline: February 10, 2012—date of postmark

Prizes: The total amount is 7.000 Euro, cash and concerts.

                                                                

CONTACT

jmEvents

PO Box 13-63, Bucharest 13

Phone: +40 740 759 566

Fax: +40 21 323 66 00

office@jmEvents.ro

jmEvents.ro

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