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The Grachtenfestival is looking for talent for the Grachtenfestival Jazz Competition 2024!

The Grachtenfestival is looking for talent for the Grachtenfestival Jazz Competition 2024!
Lucas Santana tijdens Het Grachtenfestival 2023 in De Duif © Melle Meivogel


Are you a young professional with big ambitions? Then get a chance to be selected for the national preliminary round on January 28 in the Blue Note hall of the Conservatory of Amsterdam. This is where you will play in front of a renowned professional jury consisting of big names from the Dutch Jazz scene.

What you can win:

  • Vakjuryprijs: A series of concerts along several established venues in the Netherlands during the 2024/2025 season.
  • Master Award: A concert at a prime location during the Grachtenfestival together with jazz master Ronald Snijders with a rehearsal and master class beforehand.
  • Jong Metropole prijs voor Beste Solist: A guest performance with the Jong Metropole Orchestra.

Last year, the third edition of the Grachtenfestival Jazz Competition took place. After an exciting final, the Marco Ullstein Quintet won the Special Jury Prize. In addition, the Yannic Forster Trio won the Denise Jannah Award. Tallulah Molleson won the newly introduced Jong Metropole Prize for best soloist. After the successful third edition, now is the time for new talent to rise at the Grachtenfestival Jazz Competition 2024!

What do you need to do?

Send a recording of your band of max. 15 min with image and sound to this mailadress before December 18. On Dec. 21 you will hear from us whether you have been selected for the national preliminary round on Jan. 2

The Marco Ullstein Quintet wins the Vakjuryprijs 2023 © Grachtenfestival

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