Skicki SkiukAre you a jazz artist, 35 years or younger? Would you like to play during the oldest jazz festival in Poland and have a shot at meeting world-famous jazz stars? Impart 2016 Festival Office and the International “Jazz On the Odra” Foundation would like to announce the most prestigious jazz competition in Poland – the 2017 JAZZ PERSONALITY contest!

The contest is open to all instrumentalists and singers, who will be 35 years old or younger by the 30th of April 2017. The laureates of the Jazz on the Odra Grand Prix who won the prize during past editions of the Festival are not eligible to participate in the contest.

A requirement for the participation in the contest is presenting a 20-30-minute music material recorded on a CD (including the artist’s own interpretation of a known jazz standard) to be evaluated by the Festival Qualifying Committee. Included with the recording should be a filled-in and signed Application Form, according to the template provided by the Organiser, as well as a photograph with a short biography (in electronic form). The entries need to be received by the Organisers no later than the 31st of March 2017.

Among the submitted applications and recordings, the Qualifying Committee will select 6 (8) of the most interesting bands and soloists, who will be invited to participate in the Final Stage of the Contest, which comprises a public performance during the 53rd Jazz on the Odra Festival on the 28th and 29th of April 2017. Information regarding the results of the Qualifying Committee meeting will be announced to the public by the 7th of April 2017 at, where the rules of the contest can also be found.

Press pack (full rules, photographs and a poster): HERE