General Rules

The 14th Bucharest International Jazz Competition, 16 – 23 May 2020, is open to bands and vocalists of all nationalities.
Applicants must be born after 1st of May 1980.

Competition Procedure


Bands may have up to 6 performing musicians and they may include:

  • instrumentalists and vocalists
  • instrumentalists
  • vocalists1st Round – Selection of semi-finalists

    The admissions panel and adjudicators will evaluate each application. Recordings must have been made within the past 12 months.
    The application must include 2-3 pieces of different style.

    2nd Round – Semi-final on 16 – 21 May

  • Semi-finalists will perform 50 – 60 minutes in the competition’s concert hall
  • Semi-finalists will perform 50 – 60 minutes in an unconventional space
  • Semi-finalists will perform 60 – 80 minutes in jam sessions Competitors have complete freedom in choosing their repertoire.3rd Round – Final and Gala on 22 – 23 May

    Finalists will perform 30 – 40 minutes.

    Competition Entry Requirements

    Registration in the competition will be made based on digital documents:

    1. application form – Annex A, Annex B ( for each member ), Annex C
    2. recordings for the competition
    3. two different group photos, color, landscape format, min 1MB
    4. copy of the bank confirmation for the payment of the registration fee
    5. short presentation of the group – max. 10 lines
    6. copy of passport |identity card for EU citizens, for each group’s member
    7. technical rider

All digital documents will be sent using as follows:

make a folder and name it as your band

copy all digital documents ( pdf or word ) in the folder

archive / compress the folder ( zip, rar etc )

send the folder by to email

please mention: “Application for jazz competition – band’s name”

The registration fee for one application / group is 120 Euro.

The registration fee is non-refundable. The registration fee will be refunded only to those competitors who have complete application documents and are not accepted in the Semi-final based on the recordings.

Further information can be found on the Bucharest International Jazz Competition website.

Registration deadline is February 10, 2020 ( by email: 23:59 ).