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7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest Officially Begins! Applications For 9th Edition Are Now Open.


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The ninth edition of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club contest officially begins April 17, 2023.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2023

9th Edition Categories

Under 25: soloists and bands aged 25 years or younger. All nationalities welcome, provided the artist is fully independent (i.e. no booking agent, no recording company or publisher); Pros & Amateurs: all other musicians not belonging to the Under 25 category.

How To Apply

To enter the contest, soloists and groups pay a small registration fee (waived for Syrian, Turkish and Greek musicians) then submit a video performance. Both original and non-original pieces are accepted. Entries will be judged by a panel of 38 international jazz experts including respected journalists, musicians and educators in the field.

Prizes & Awards

Prizes go to the top three in each category and include live concerts at Jazz Club Ferrara, Urbino Plays Jazz 2024 and others; scholarship at the International Summer Workshop 2024 in Siena (Italy); a masterclass at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Netherlands); artistic consulting by John Lumpkin Institute (USA); a live concert at jazzahead! CLUB NIGHT 2024 (Germany) and artistic consulting by Chronograph Records (Canada); as well as special prizes by All About Jazz, Jazzfuel and many others.

About 7 Virtual Jazz Club

7 Virtual Jazz Club is an APS association founded in 2016 by Valerio Pappi and Giorgia Stefania Gabetto, dedicated to the support of jazz music in all its forms. Our goal is to promote top quality jazz performances and to discover new talents, through a virtual platform.


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