The World's First Global Online Jazz Contest

By audiationmagazine, Jul 6 2016 10:00AM

Calling all jazz musicians...

What if we told you, we had a stage you could own, where you can perform to thousands from all over the world. And that stage was right under your feet. Would you play us a tune?

We proudly introduce this innovation for jazz musicians all across the globe. Regardless of your location, language or age - you have an incredible opportunity to showcase your talent. The competition is hosted by 7 Virtual Jazz Club and dedicated to Nick La Rocca. The Milan based company is a virtual platform devoted to beautiful jazz music, they welcome all musicians to share their passion. Nick La Rocca was a cornet & trumpet player, conductor and composer. He also arranged the New orleans brass orchestra and he appeared on the very first commercial jazz recording as a member of the Original Dixieland Jass Band.

Our aim is to unearth hidden musical talent focusing on the new trends that have emerged in jazz.

So, what are the rules?

1. You must love jazz music!

2. Submit a video performance with the registration fee.

3. Keep your fingers crossed, and continue to share your passion.

7 Virtual Jazz Club begins search for undiscovered jazz talents from all walks of life. A 4,000 euro

prize will be awarded to the talented winner

Who are the judges?

Filippo Bianchi: President of the judging panel, director of Musica Jazz from 2000-2011 and the winner of the prestigious 2003 Django d’Or (The Golden Django).

Walter Kolosky: American music journalist who has lectured at the Cordoba Guitar Festival and is best known for his book about the legendary jazz-rock band the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Power, Passion and Beauty. “It is about time the worldwide jazz community really took advantage of the extraordinary opportunity the Internet presents for the spreading of jazz music and cultural understanding. I am very honored to be associated with this global jazz adventure.”

Sandra Costantini: Art Director at the European Jazz Network. "Jazz is more than a way of music- it’s a way of life. We want to tap into that way of life all around the world and give hidden talents the chance to shine. We are excited to see what people perform and look forward to awarding the winners."

Michael Pronko: Professor of American Culture at Meiji Gakuin University of Tokyo, and music critic for magazines including Jazz Colours, Jazzin, Jazz, Newsweek Japan and The Japan Times. "I think this contest will help push jazz to a broader audience. The competition, the chance to hear people from all over the world, the exposure- all of it sounds quite wild. And, as is often said, everyone's a winner. Very cool.”

Valerio Pappi: Art Director of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club. "I am really proud that we have assembled such a unique and talented panel of judges. Entries will have the chance to hear feedback and critiques from music critics from around the world and journalists from magazines including All About Jazz, Jazz Journal, Musica Jazz and Citizen Jazz. I believe that this mix of judges will make sure that the best entry wins."

What do I gain?

Your talent will be presented to highly knowledgable and experienced panelists. You will have the chance to also win a monetary prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

We wish you all the best of luck, find out more and submit your entry here:


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