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APRIL 10 - 13, 2019

General Rules

Applicants to the International Youth Jazz Competition & Festival must be musicians, singers or groups formed by musicians and singers who are under 30 and who are attendants (undergraduates, graduates, master students or Phd) of one of the music institutions accredited by the Ministry of Education and Research.

The competition will take place either in the big or the small hall of Jazz&Blues Club (Targu-Mures, 3, Sinaia str.), depending on the number of competitors. The contestants will have to perform in front of a professional jury and the audience.


The jury will consist of acknowledged experts and jazz musicians: Florian Lungu (Moșu) (Romania), Alex Man (Romania), Dr. Romeo Cozma (Romania), Gyárfás István (Hungary), Michael Nielsen (Ireland).

Presenter of the Festival: Mike Godoroja (Romania)
Mentor of the Festival: Sárik Péter (jazz pianiast, composer - Hungary)

Please note that participants who already won a prize in our previous editions will be welcome to participate again, but they will not be awarded a prize in the same category that they had won in before!

The performance
The participants will have to present a 20 minutes long performance. The organizers kindly ask the students to start their performances in time (according to the programme)! If any of the groups exceeds the time limit the organizers will interrupt the performance!

The performance must include the followings:

- A part chosen freely by the contestants – its repertoire will be framed by the contestants.
- Beside this they must learn the following compulsory songs, one of which, chosen by the jury, will be performed.

The songs are:

1.) Turnaround - Doodlin' (singers may choose between them)
2.) Have you met Miss Jones?
3.) No more Blues
4.) Felicidade
5.) My favourite things
5.) Take 5
5.) My one and only love
5.) The Chicken - Mercy, mercy, mercy (singers may choose between them)

Registration terms

Performers or bands who want to participate in the competition can be joined by two people (driver, organizer, manager).

The following documents are needed for registration

From teachers who would like to apply for the jury:
- a short biography
- a high quality photograph.

From students who would like to take part in the competition:
- the application form (*Please, write the name of each member of the band (competitors and escorts) and the exact date of arrival and departure!)
- a copy of identification card
- rider technique *Please, write down separately those instruments and technical devices you can bring, and those you will need from us!
* Double bass players, are asked to bring their own pickups!
* We assure a basic drum kit for drummers, but they are asked to bring their own sticks, cymbals, pedals and snare drums.

- a short biography of the performer/band
- a high quality photograph of the performer/band
- 2 songs played by the performer/band in mp3 format

The jury will choose the participants in the contest according to the songs sent by them. The songs must be sent to: or until the 17th of March, 2019. All contestants will be informed about the results until the 25th of March, 2019.

The application form and regulation can be downloaded from:


The total amount of the prizes is: 3000 Euros, which will be divided, after a common decision of the Jury and organizers, among:

If there will be many excellent instrumental performers, singers or bands the jury will award them with some special prizes.

The deadline for submitting applications is the 17st of Marchl, 2019 and should be sent to: or
Applications sent after the deadline will not be taken into consideration!

Other information:

- The organizers provide accommodations and meals, but transport has to be solved by the participants. If it is needed the organizers can help with useful information about the route.

- The organizers provide the amplification of the performances. We provide musical instruments (basic drum kit, acoustic and digital piano, double bass) and technical devices (Hardke guitar amplifier, 60 W; Laney bass amplifier, 30 W) as well, if necessary.

- There will be possibilities for rehearsals every morning from 10 o`clock in Jazz&Blues Club (Str. Sinaia, Nr. 3.)

The detailed programme of the festival will be found on the following sites:



- Demeter József (director): tel.: +40-723-219-757, e-mail:
- Schlier Georgiana (PR Manager): tel.: +40-720-016-816, e-mail: - Buksa Árpád (IT Specialist): tel.: +40-742-048-283, e-mail