Conad Soc. Coop., with registered office in Via Michelino 59, 40127 Bologna, VAT number 03320960374, (hereinafter "Conad") promotes, in collaboration with the Umbria Jazz Participation Foundation, Piazza Danti 28 06122 Perugia Cod. fisc e P.IVA 03089270544, the ninth edition of the Conad Jazz Contest, a music competition reserved for young Italians or resident musicians in Italy - groups (instrumental or with vocalists) and soloists - who propose projects within a jazz repertoire of various genres and styles, without excluding contamination (hereinafter "Contest").

ART. 2 | RECIPIENTS Participation in the contest is open to soloists and bands aged 18 to 28, Italian or resident in Italy, free from current recording or publishing contracts. With regard to the age limit, they will therefore be able to participate: soloists aged 18 or over at the time of registration; soloists aged 28 or under at the time of registration; groups in which the age limit is respected by each individual member of the band, according to the same specifications indicated for soloists. As for the bands, the participation of groups up to a maximum of 8 members is allowed.


Contest registrations will be open from May 6th 2022 at 11.00 (Central European Time) to June 1ST 2022 at 23.59 (Central European Time). The popular vote will begin on June 2nd, 2022 and the Contest will close on June 22nd , 2022.


Competitors will be able to register no later than June 1st 2022 on the website Registration is completely free. Under penalty of exclusion from the Contest, each competitor must: to. fill in the registration form, inserting the following data: name of the group; name and surname of the individual members (as reported on the identity document); musical instrument played by each member; place and date of birth of each member; citizenship and residence of all members; contacts for the organization in case of victory (name and surname of the contact person, telephone number, main e-mail address and reserve e-mail address, to which the group will be contacted in the event that the communications to the first address are not received) ; technical registration form (group photo; title, authors and duration of the uploaded pieces); b. upload n. 3 tracks in audio-only format (.mp3); c. declare - by ticking the appropriate box - that these songs are free from current recording or editorial contracts. The competitor declares and warrants that the aforementioned uploaded songs do not violate or violate in any way any right, internal or international norm set up to protect the author's right and the defense of the intellectual or industrial property rights of third parties. With this declaration, the competitor indemnifies Conad from any damage, prejudice and / or contingent liability that may arise from it. d. the Competitor must read the Privacy Notice on the website and sign the explicit acceptance of the regulations and consent to the processing of data personal data (Legislative Decree 196/03 and GDPR - EU Regulation 679/2016).


The process for identifying the winners will see the joint action of 3 juries:

  • a technical jury made up of musicians and experts, which will evaluate all contestants (see point 1.a of this article);
  • a people’s jury open to all, which will also express its preferences on all members (see point 1.b of this article);
  • an artistic jury chaired by Stefano Bragatto, director of RMC and made up of musicians and experts, who will express themselves at the conclusion of the selections to identify the overall winner of the Contest (see point 2 of this article).

Below is a detailed description of the voting and selection dynamics.

1) SELECTION OF THE 10 FINALISTS All contest entrants will be evaluated by two juries: a technical jury and a popular jury.

a) Technical jury

The technical jury made up of musicians and experts will listen to all the songs uploaded, appointing 9 finalists out of a total of 10 foreseen. In any case, the technical jury reserves the right to identify a number of bands less than 9 if it is not satisfied with the technical and artistic quality of the proposals received.

b) People’s jury

The people’s jury, open to all, will select 1 of the 10 finalists, casting their vote on the website To be part of the people’s jury it will be necessary to register on the site by entering a unique email address and a unique mobile number, which will be used only and exclusively for purposes connected and instrumental to the Contest (for details, please refer to the Privacy Policy uploaded on website Each registered user will be able to express their preference through a single vote system (one band, one vote), expressing up to a maximum of 10 votes (for the same band or for different bands). Voting by the people’s jury will be open from June 2nd at 11.00 (Central European Time) and closed at 23.59 on June 22nd 2022 (Central European Time). It should be noted that anyone will be able to vote for each of the groups registered in the Contest for the entire voting period. At the close of the voting, the single most voted group or soloist, in addition to entering the shortlist of 10 finalists, will win the prize of the popular jury (art. 6 point 3). Should the popular vote coincide with that of the technical jury, the jury itself will identify a further name.


The 10 finalists thus identified will win the opportunity to perform within the offi cial program of Umbria Jazz '22, from Friday July 8th to Sunday July 17th , according to a calendar that will be defined in relation to the official program of the event and will be communicated to the interested a few days before the date of the exhibition. During the performances, the artists will be evaluated live by the Artistic Jury chaired by Stefano Bragatto, who will judge the competitors based on the originality of the project and the technical and artistic quality of the execution and will decide the absolute winner of the edition at its sole discretion. 2022. Any changes caused by the prolongation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) health emergency - In the event that the Umbria Jazz '2022 edition was postponed or canceled due to the occurrence of a new health emergency situation, the evolution of which is not foreseeable at the time of drafting this regulation, the right of the 10 finalists to perform in the context of the events promoted by the Umbria Jazz Foundation will remain unaffected. The aforementioned performances will be organized, in compliance with timelines consistent with the safe management of the situation that has occurred, in a manner that will be communicated to the finalists through the contacts issued by them during registration and through the website



The 10 finalists - as described in the previous article - will win the opportunity to perform within the official program of Umbria Jazz '22 (Perugia, July 8-17). They will also receive an artist pass that will allow them to attend the Umbria Jazz concerts that will take place at the Santa Giuliana Arena. Any changes caused by the prolongation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) health emergency - See Article 5, point 2.


The 1st classified of the artistic jury (see art. 5 point 2) will win the following awards.

a) THE ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION A cash prize worth € 5,000 as a form of support for a musical career.

b) ITALIAN JAZZ FOR L’AQUILA The winner will be invited to play in L'Aquila on the occasion of the "Italian Jazz for L'Aquila", one of the largest jazz events in our country, promoted in collaboration with the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and testimony of support concrete of the artists to the civil, social and cultural reconstruction of the Abruzzo capital. Any changes caused by the prolongation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) health emergency - Conad and the Umbria Jazz Foundation will identify an alternative prize in one of the following circumstances: a) in the event that at the date of "the Italian Jazz for L’Aquila" the winner had not yet been identified; b) in the event that the event was postponed or canceled due to the protracted epidemiological emergency from Coronavirus.

c) AUTUMN TOUR In the months following the Festival, the organization of Umbria Jazz will promote a concert tour of the winner, consisting of approximately 3-5 stages in autumn 2022, according to a schedule to be defined and agreed. The concerts can be hosted by jazz clubs and festivals on the Italian territory and / or in the calendar of activities of some of the most important academic institutions and universities in the country. Any changes caused by the prolongation of the health emergency from Coronavirus (Covid-19) - The promoters will arrange the tour on the earliest dates available if there are delays or impediments in the performance of the previous phases of the competition and the consequent identification of the winner due to the prolongation of the epidemiological emergency from Coronavirus.

d) THE STAGE OF UJ WEEKEND and THE STAGE OF UMBRIA JAZZ WINTER The first classified will finally be included in the lineup of UJ Weekend (Terni, 15-18 September 2022) and Umbria Jazz Winter # 29 (Orvieto, December 28th 2022 – January 1st 2023). Any changes caused by the prolongation of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) health emergency - An alternative recognition will be identified if there are delays or impediments in carrying out the previous phases of the competition and the consequent identification of the winner due to the prolongation of the emergency Coronavirus epidemiology.

THE WINNER OF THE PEOPLE’S JURY For the most voted by the people’s jury (see art.5, point 1b), a voucher worth 500 euros to be spent by the end of 2022 in a professional recording studio (chosen by the winner) for the recording of their album. Should the winner coincide with that of the artistic jury, the prize of the popular jury will be assigned to the second group or soloist most voted by the online community.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR TALENT Finally, also for the 2022 edition, the promoters are giving away participation in the Berklee Summer School at Umbria Jazz Clinics 2023, which will be assigned at the sole discretion of the technical and artistic juries to the single musician deemed most promising, chosen from among all those enrolled in the Contest, without distinction between soloists and groups.

ART. 7 | COMMUNICATION TO SELECTED GROUPS The shortlist of the 10 selected groups will be communicated directly to the finalists - following the closure of the online voting - through the contacts indicated when registering for the Contest. The list will then be published on the website and on the Facebook and Instagram pages. The same procedure will be followed in the next phase to make known the calendar of performances. The promoters also reserve the right to make public the names of finalists and winners through communication actions subsequent to the closing of the Contest itself, aimed at reporting the results of the initiative and promoting the programming of the Festival.

ART. 8 | MATERIAL REQUIRED FROM SELECTED GROUPS To formalize the victory and for communication needs, each selected group will be required to promptly send the following materials. The "Group release", completed in block letters and signed by all members. A front / back copy of the identity document of each component (identity card or passport; the driving license will not be considered a valid document). A short bio / curriculum vitae of the group (max. 1,500 characters). One or high resolution photo. For the purposes of the exhibition, stage plot, technical sheet and list of songs.

ART. 9 | TRANSFER Fondazione di Partecipazione Umbria Jazz will take care of the travel expenses, Conad will take care of the internal transfers (return shuttle to the concert locations) - and the hospitality of the 10 finalists in Perugia (accommodation for all members for 2 nights, on the day of the exhibition and on the previous one). As for air or train travel, the organization will guarantee the round trip of all band members from the same city and on the same date. Any extra movements other than those described (i.e. departing from a different airport or on a different date) will be charged to the group. Any changes caused by the prolongation of the health emergency from Coronavirus (Covid-19) - the costs of room and board referred to in this Article 9 will be covered by Conad even if the evaluation of the winners takes place in circumstances other than the 2022 edition of Umbria Jazz.

ART. 10 | EXHIBITIONS The exact date and time of the performances at Umbria Jazz - or on other occasions / events indicated in these Regulations - of the 10 finalists - from July 8th to July 17th - will be communicated to the interested parties a few days before the performance and will depend on the calendar official of the event. The program communicated to the finalists will therefore be considered closed and not subject to change. The groups must arrive with the utmost punctuality at the times and places communicated by the Organization for the sound-check and the performance, bringing with them a valid identification document and the instruments necessary for their performance, with the exception of piano, drums. and double bass.

ART. 11 | REPLACEMENTS In the face of proven impediments related to the date of the assigned performance, the replacement of band members is allowed (with respect to what is indicated at the time of registration), in any case to an extent of less than 50 percent of the formation. For example, a band made up of 3 elements can replace a maximum of one component. The replacement members must also respect the same age restrictions as for the members.

ART. 12 | WAIVERS In the event that one or more finalist groups give up the opportunity to perform at Umbria Jazz for personal and contingent reasons, the Technical Jury reserves the right to identify substitutes. By renouncing the performance at Umbria Jazz, the artists also renounce the other prizes provided. The prize of the People's Jury will be an exception, in order to respect the wishes of the voting public: in the event that the winner of the People's Jury renounces the performance at Umbria Jazz, the group's right to a voucher worth 500 euros will remain for recording your own album. Any changes caused by the prolongation of the health emergency from Coronavirus (Covid-19) - the above will remain valid even if the performance of the 10 finalists takes place at a time other than Umbria Jazz 2022, it is specified that the renunciation to be evaluated live implies the renunciation of the other prizes provided.

ART. 13 | ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATION AND RESPONSIBILITY Participation in the Contest implies full and complete acceptance of these regulations. The Competitor declares and warrants that the uploaded pieces do not violate or violate in any way any right, internal or international standard aimed at protecting the author's right and the intellectual or industrial property rights of third parties. With this declaration, the Competitor indemnifies Conad and its successors in title from any contingency that may arise and from any direct or indirect responsibility towards third parties who may be considered harmed by their performance or by false declarations regarding the songs. The Competitor also implicitly authorizes Conad to associate the name of the band with the name or brand of the promoter and of all commercial and media partners of the Contest. Conad also declines all responsibility for damage, accidents, theft or any eventual unforeseen occurrence of things or people before, during or after the event due to events beyond the control of the organizers themselves.

ART. 14 | AUTHORIZATION OF AUDIO AND VIDEO SHOOTING By accepting this regulation, the groups / bands authorize the audio / video recordings made during the event and declare that they have nothing to expect from Conad and the Umbria Jazz Participation Foundation for the dissemination of images and audio of the performances, carried out both directly and indirectly through technical partners involved in the Festival (television or radio broadcasters, photographers, web partners) by issuing and signing the relative release. The Organization reserves the right to create, at the end of the initiative, additional phonographic and paper supports containing the songs uploaded to the website at the time of the application. The artists, by registering and accepting these regulations, from now on grant the authorization for the inclusion of their songs in the promotional material. The right of the author / authors of the piece / pieces to intellectual property and to its registration with the SIAE at their own care, cost, burden and responsibility remains unaffected.

ART. 15 | TREATMENT OF PERSONAL DATA For the purposes of the performance of the Contest, Conad and the Competitor mutually undertake to comply with every obligation set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 concerning the "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free circulation of such data "(hereinafter GDPR), as well as, within the limits of its applicability, to Legislative Decree 196/2003 (hereinafter the" Privacy Code ") and to the provisions of the Authority for the protection of personal data. For more information, consult the Privacy Policy.

ART. 16 | CHANGES TO THE CONTEST RULES The Organization reserves the right to intervene on these rules, making additions and / or changes that may be necessary for reasons of an artistic, technical, or organizational nature. Any changes will in any case be promptly communicated online, on the website

ART. 17 | LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS The participation in the Contest of the winning groups of the previous editions, in the same formation, is not allowed. On the other hand, the participation of single artists who have already taken part in previous editions is allowed, as long as they are in different formations and provided that the songs uploaded are different from those presented previously, always in compliance with all the other participation criteria provided for by the regulation. It is not foreseen the participation of an artist in more than one formation at the same time. All those who collaborate in various capacities in the organization of the Contest and the Festival, as well as relatives and related members of the artistic and / or technical jury, the staff of Umbria Jazz and the organizers of the Contest are excluded from the competition. In the presence of such incompatibilities or other violations that may affect the regularity of the Contest, the organization may at any time take appropriate measures to protect the proper conduct of the competition.