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THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMPETITION and FESTIVAL IX. 2017, May 10-14

We would like to present the 9th Edition of The International Youth Jazz Competition and Festival, 10 – 14 May, 2017. The event is organized by the Cultural House of Students in Targu-Mures, Partitura Cultural Association and the Jazz&Blues Club.
The aim of this festival is to improve the relations between students and professors from different music academies, to offer students the chance of affirmation and to broaden the cultural activities of Jazz lovers in Targu-Mures.
The festival consists of 2 parts: the students’ competition and the concerts by professional jazz bands.
The success of the festival from previous years was due, primarily, to the talented competitors from different countries: Austria, The Republic of Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary and Lithuania.
The festival’s artistic level was raised by the famous jazz musicians invited to the event: Chris Dahlgren, Luiza Zan, Alex Man, Mircea Tiberian, Storyville, Váczi Eszter, Snaco Dixi Band, Bourbon Jazz Unit, Murányi Joe, Sárik Péter, Fábián Juli, Dj Zoohacker, Szőke Nikoletta Quartett, Jazz Challenge, Tonight Jazz Ensemble, Tasi Nóra & The Guys, Tess & The Vagabonds, Myrtill & The Swinguistique, Mario & The Teachers, Bega Blues Band, Tóth Lajos Trio, Alex Man&Gabriela Costa, Sebastian Spanache Trio, Harry Tavitian&Cserey Csaba, Tom White&His Friends, Mike Parker’s Trio Theory, Ripoff Raskolnikov or Elsa Valle Y Sus Hermanos.
The performance of the contestants was evaluated every time by a jury formed by knowledgeable members: Mircea Tiberian, Sebastian Gheorghiu, Luiza Zan, Bibó Lajos, Makkai Gyöngyvér, Sárik Péter, Virgil Mihaiu, Florian Lungu, Bágyi Balázs, Dr. Romeo Cozma, Boros Zoltán, Ion Baciu, Johnny Bota or Gyarfas Istvan.
One important rule of the International Youth Jazz Competition and Festival is that all participants must be musicians under 30, who study at an accredited music academy. The total value of the prizes is EUR 3,000.
Apart from the participants and the jury, another important contributor to the success of the festival was the public, who was present every time in a large number, thus reaching the main goal of this event, which was to broaden the cultural offer in our town.
The fact that this festival is at the 9th edition proves that it is appreciated by the participants, the jury and the public, as well as the specialized media! The Festival has had only positive feedback in the media and this sends the town of Targu-Mures on the list of Jazz music related events from inside and outside Romania.
The International Youth Jazz Competition and Festival is unique in Romania and quite rare in the rest of Europe, as it brings together young musicians and famous personalities from the world of contemporary jazz, creating an opportunity for these students to launch their career and to perform in front of competent critics.
Another valuable part of the Festival are the Workshops, which are very appreciated by the participants, as this is where the invited jazz musicians get to share their experiences and visions with the young talented students, which creates the kind of relationship that would otherwise be almost impossible to realize.
In order to increase the artistic and educational level of the Festival, we try to invite professors of great value in the world of Jazz, so as students from distant countries are motivated to travel all the way here and register to this event. In 2016 over 70 students from 6 countries registered to participate in the Festival and their number will achieve significant growth this year.


Programme

Wednesday, May 10th – Main Hall (Jazz&Blues Club)
● 19:00 – Welcoming the guests
● 20:00 – Opening concert: Say What! Trio (Tg. Mures / Cluj-Napoca)
Concert Alex Man & Gyárfás István Guitar Duo (Ro/Hu)

Thursday, May 11th– Main Hall (Jazz&Blues Club)
● 10-12 – Workshop: Sárik Péter – „What is Jazz?”
● 12-14 – lunch break
● 16-19 – competition programme
● 21:00 - Concert: the Big Band of George Enescu University of Art - Iași, RO
- Concert: Sorin Zlat Trio (Romania)

After concert - Jam Session

Friday, May 12th – The BUNKER (Jazz&Blues Club)
● 10-12 – Workshop: Gyárfás István and Alex Man – „The role of the guitar in Jazz”
● 12-14 – lunch break
● 16-19 – competition programme
● 21:00 – Concert: Teodora Enache & Kael Norbert (RO, HU)

After concert - Jam Session

Saturday, May 13th – The BUNKER (de la Jazz&Blues Club)
● 10-12 – Workshop: Mike Godoroja – „Jazz and Blues in the media”
● 12-14 – lunch break
● 16-19 – competition programme
● 21:00 – Concert: Váczi Eszter & Quartet (Budapest, Hu)
- Concert: DAS Trio (winners of the 2016 edition!)

After concert - Jam Session

Sunday, May 14th – The PALACE OF CULTURE in Tg. Mureş (concert)
● 10-12 – Workshop: Florian Lungu - „The influence of Jazz in love life”
● 12-14 – lunch break
● 16-19 – competition progrmme – The Final; Results; Award ceremony
● 21:00 – Concert: On Impulse Ft. Deborah Carter (NL, USA)

*themed exhibitions, book release, wine tasting Wine Box – every night
*Artistic activities (graphics, caricature) of the Vocational Art School in Tg. Mureș

2016

INTERNATIONAL FREEDOM BLUES FESTIVAL- TG. MUREŞ 2016
GENERAL PRODUCER: PARTITURA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION AND JAZZ & BLUES CLUB
FESTIVAL & MARKETING MANAGER: JÓSZEF DEMETER
PR COMMUNICATION: DANA MATIC
TECHNICAL MANAGER: SZÉP TÓTH GYÖRGY
PERIOD: 4-5 NOVEMBER 2016
L0CATI0N: JAZZ AND BLUES CLUB TG. MUREŞ

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCER
Jazz & Blues Club Tg. Mureș is one of the oldest and most important centers of cultural initiatives in Tg. Mureș, the only one who resisted all the financial difficulties of economic life in the last 6 years. By competent management, involving permanent and vocation training, the club has made more than 100 events annually, eight jazz and 3 folk festivals, numerous exhibitions and special events, operating in three different rooms belonging to the same complex. The INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JAZZ FESTIVAL is the product of the jazz club who is a great supporter of the Academy of Music Gh. Dima in Cluj Napoca, which has a partnership of free concerts, thus contributing to the social and cultural life of the city.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Blues is currently one of the most popular genres in the world, with more than 40,000 festivals wordwide and the audience can reach the level of a stadium as it happened at the Crossroads Guitar Festival initiated and organized under the coordination of the famous british guitarist Eric Clapton.

FREEDOM BLUES FESTIVAL TG. MUREŞ 2016 is an event open to all projects that are based on blues or are created under the influence of this very popular genre. It will take two days, including five recitals, the aim of this event being to bring together audiences in Mureș that came over time to various blues and rockabilly concerts.

ABOUT THE PUBLIC
Blues audience is mostly 25-45 years old, the majority having rock and folk background, but can be found also in the area of jazz, especially jazz-rock lovers. It is an active public with statistically a higher education percentage. Blues, jazz and rock concerts brings together both Romanian and Hungarian listeners to enjoy a quality show.

PROGRAM
Friday, November 4, 2016
Storytellers Acoustic Blues Experience (RO)
Barna Pély (HU)
Foxy Lady Band (RO)

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Rareș Totu featuring Dean Bowmann (RO - USA)
Ferenczi György & RackaJam (HU)
Cherry (RO)

8th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JAZZ FESTIVAL, TÂRGU-MUREȘ, ROMANIA, MAY 8 - 12

Between 8th and 12 of May 2016 the Students Cultural Centre, Jazz & Blues Club and Cultural Association Partitúra from Targu Mures will organise for the VIII. time the International Students Jazz Festival in the clubhouse. The event aims to improve relations between students and teachers from different academies of music or musicians to give students a chance to assert, and not least, to diversify the cultural activities of jazz lovers in Tg. Mures.

Jury:
The students performance will be evaluated by a jury of professionals: Sarik Péter (Hungary), Alex Man (Romania), Virgil Mihaiu (Romania), Florian Lungu (Romania), Gyárfás István (Hungary), Ion Baciu Jr. (Romania), Szabó Péter (Romania).

Presenter:
Mike Godoroja (Romania)

Bands:
Sunday, May 8th: Bende Zsolt Quartet (Hungary)
Monday, May 9th, Mike Parkers Theory Trio (USA)
Tuesday, May 10th: Nagy János Trio (Hungary)
Wednesday, May 11th: Irina Sârbu Band (Bucharest)
Thursday, May 12th: Y Sus Hermanos Elsa Valle (Cuba & Hungary


2015

7th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JAZZ FESTIVAL, TÂRGU-MUREȘ, ROMANIA
MAY 3 - 7, 2015


7th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JAZZ FESTIVAL, TÂRGU-MUREȘ, ROMANIA
MAY 3 - 7, 2015

http://www.studjazzfest.ro/cgi-bin/index.cgi?mod=&emod=&lang=enhttp://www.studjazzfest.ro/cgi-bin/index.cgi?mod=&emod=&lang=en

General Rules
Applicants to the 7th International Student Jazz Festival must be musicians, singers or groups formed by musicians and singers who are under 30 and who are undergraduates of one of the music institutions accredited by the Ministry of Education in their country.
The competition will take place either in the big or the small hall of Jazz&Blues Club (str. Sinaia, nr.3.), depending on the number of competitors. The contestants will have to perform in front of a professional jury and the audience.
Jury
The jury will consist of acknowledged experts and jazz musicians: Sárik Péter (Hungary), Alex Man (Romania), Virgil Mihaiu (Romania), Ila Gabor (Romania), László Attila (Hungary), Florian Lungu (Romania) and Johnny Bota (Romania)
Presenter : Mike Godoroja (Romania)
*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 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 on time (according to the programme)! If any of the groups exceeds the time frame the organizers will interrupt the performance!
The performance must include the following 2 parts:
- One part chosen freely by the contestants – its repertoire will be framed by the contestants.
- The other part, which will be one of the following mandatory songs, chosen by the Jury on the spot:
The songs are:
1.) Straight no chaser/Route 66 (singers may choose between them)
2.) Oleo/I got rhythm (the first one has no lyrics, singers may choose the second one)
3.) All the things you are
4.) Someday my prince will come
5.) Love for sale

Registration terms
Performers or bands who want to attend this competition can be accompanied by max. 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 attend 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 the identification card (ID or Passport)
- rider technique *Please, write down separately those instruments and technical devices that you can bring, and those that you will need from us!
* Double bass players are kindly asked to bring their own pickups!
* We provide 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: jazzdome@gmail.com or maticjazz@gmail.com until the 10th of March, 2015. All contestants will be informed about the results until the 19th of March, 2015.
Prizes
The total amount of the prizes is: 3 000 Euros, which will be divided, after a common decision of the jury and organizers, between:
- THE BEST INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMER
- THE BEST SINGER
- THE BEST BAND
If there will be more excellent instrumental performers, singers or bands the jury will award them with some special prizes.
The deadline for submitting applications is the 1st of April, 2015 and should be sent to: jazzdome@gmail.com or maticjazz@gmail.com
Applications sent after this deadline will not be taken into consideration!
Other information:
- The organizers provide accommodation 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:

- http://www.studjazzfest.ro/cgi-bin/index.cgi?mod=&emod=&lang=ro
- http://www.ccsmures.ro/
- http://www.partituras.ro/
- https://www.facebook.com/pages/Studjazzfest/302979409799197
- https://www.facebook.com/pages/JazzBlues-Club-Targu-Mures/120828781459840

Contact

- Demeter József: tel.: +40-723-219-757, e-mail: jazzdome@gmail.com
- Dana Matic: tel. +40-745-055-372, e-mail: maticjazz@gmail.com

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