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3 - 4 May

Tallinn, Estonia





Nõmme Jazz Young Jazz Artists Competition has been going on since 2001 giving young professional musicians international recognition and possibilities to perform at acknowledged jazz festivals abroad.

The Competition serves the aim of making possible the first steps on the way to an international career as well as developing artistic qualities and international relationships with other musicians.

The members of the international jury are representatives of the partner festivals.


Competition 2013 categories are: VOCAL and BASS.

As the vocal category is permanent the instrumental category is subject to change every year.


Participation countries are designated: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Russia, Turkey.





The deadline for applications is 1 April 2013.

Applicants age limit is 18 – 35 years at the time of the competition.

Some competitors are selected for the contest through local contests and/or by local promoter.

Previous 1st place winners of the competition are not eligible to compete.


Criteria of evaluation: high technical and artistic qualities, interpretation, personality


Please fill the application form you find here.

With application are required:

· 2 audio recordings (disc, mp3). Demo video is not acceptable.

· Portrait picture (high quality portrait at least with resolution 300dpi, or at least 400 – 500 mb, JPG)

· Artist CV (musical background)

· Copy of passport or ID

You can send the materials by e-mail or by post. (All materials can be sent on paper or CD)


Admission fee 60 EUR (not refundable) must be transferred to the account of Nõmme Jazz.

You receive a reply with bank details by writing to us.


E-mail: nommejazz (at) gmail. com

Sending by post: NÕMME JAZZ, Salve 2a, Tallinn 11612, ESTONIA




The titles of 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners, audience favourite are given by the system of counting points.

Festival engagements are not bound to the results, but are decided by each festival manager.

The competition prizes are performance engagements at the following festivals: Pori Jazz, Turku Jazz, Kaunas Jazz, Rigas Ritmi, Jazzkaar, Juu Jääb; and Nardis Jazz Club in Turkey.




The competitors who have been selected to the international competition will be announced personally and on the web page of Nõmme Jazz on 4 April.



Semi-final – 2 optional songs (preferably of different nature), total duration 10 min.

Final – different songs than presented at semi-final, total duration 12 min

Competitor mus prepare professional music sheets in performance key for the band (4 copies) and upon request to send them to the organizers.


Accompanying band

Competitors will be accompanied by a jazz quartet provided by the organizer. Using phonograms or other accompaniment is not allowed (except if vocalist plays an instrument in 1 song).


Competition dates

2 May - rehearsals

3 May - rehearsals and semi-final

4 May - rehearsals and final + evening jamsession


The place of competition

Nõmme Kultuurikeskus / Nõmme Culture Centre

Turu plats 2, Tallinn 11612, web-page: www.nommekultuur.ee


Accommodation and travel

Accommodation in twin rooms (2 persons in one room), breakfast and lunch for the participants will be guaranteed from  (1) 2 – 4May (3 - 4 nights, depending on travel conditions). Accomodation supplied by competition organizer is covered by Nõmme Jazz.

No travel costs will be covered by Nõmme Jazz.

The hotel: www.dzingel.ee


Obligations & rights

The competitors are expected to have an open attitude to media interviews regarding the competition.

The organizer is entitled to disqualify any contestant who does not comply with the rules of the Competition or in the case of contestant’s unacceptable behaviour.

The organizer obtains all rights to audio and video recordings, broadcasts and photographs of the Competition.


· The finalists are commited to perform at the jamsession with at least 1 tune.



The organizer of the Competition

MTÜ Nõmme Jazz, Salve 2a, Tallinn 11612



PS! All materials and correspondence regarding Jazzartist competition is to be sent to: nommejazz (at) gmail. com


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