Musicians under 35, from Italy and abroad, soloists or groups presenting jazz projects of various genres and styles, including contaminations.
10 young talents selected by a panel of musicians and experts and by the online community will be offered the opportunity to perform on stage at Umbria Jazz (Perugia, July 8-17 2016) and have their pieces included in a compilation to be distributed by Zimbalam and made available exclusively on Deezer.
The first place winner selected by the Artistic Jury will be awarded a €5,000 prize. The contestant most popular with the online community will be awarded a coupon worth €500 for recording an album in a professional recording studio.
ART. 1 | THE CONTEST
Conad Soc. Coop. (with its registered head office at Via Michelino 59, 40127 Bologna, VAT No 03320960374), in collaboration with the Umbria Jazz Festival, is promoting the fourth edition of the Conad Jazz Contest, a music contest for young Italian or foreign musicians: groups (instrumental or with vocalists) and soloists, who shall submit jazz projects of various genres and styles, including any fusions.
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1. Can you still take part if you have previously recorded an album?
The only restriction in the rules is that the soloist or group must be free from any existing record deals or publishing contracts when they register (see Articles 2 and 4). Nothing prevents participants from having entered into contracts in the past, as long as their contractual obligations do not cover the tracks submitted or any performances as part of this contest. Moreover, the winners’ tracks which will be distributed on the digital market must not have been previously distributed on a digital platform, nor available under any capacity for sale online up until when they are uploaded onto Zimbalam, www.zimbalam.it (see Article 5 bis)