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CENTRAL PARK
5th – 7th of July
CENTRAL PARK
30th of June – 2nd of July
Who are we?

Jazz in the Park is one of the leading jazz festivals in Eastern Europe. We focus on developing audiences and promoting Jazz especially in Romania, giving people access to various jazz artists, in a relaxed context, where everybody feels at ease. We also focus on giving value to unused public spaces. This is why we use parks and all kinds of creative venues.

 Check out our venue:

@Central Park, Cluj Napoca

Why a competition?

As you may know, a festival has limited opportunities for young acts. Nonetheless, we feel a responsibility to foster growth in the jazz industry and provide young jazz artists with a chance to be noticed. 

Our competition is structured like an open-air festival, presenting talented young musicians to our local community.

What about Central Park?

This used to be our old venue. Due to the pandemic, we’ve moved the festival to another location. And starting with last year, it’s the place for our competition, the event focused on discovering emerging artists.

What to expect here? 
  • A beautiful park 
  • Around 20.000 visitors each day
  • Delicious food
  • A great city with many pubs and things to do, and many welcoming people to meet.
  • A great experience where you will meet new musicians and hang out with many cool people.

A competition that runs exactly like a festival: multiple stages, many activities, people having fun. Basically, you are playing at a festival and you should focus on delivering a great experience to the audience. Just keep in mind that somewhere in the audience, there is a jury that will decide if you are the next winner.

Why should you apply for the competition?

FREE OF CHARGE

No submission fee. Give it a try. Applications are online, and if you make it to the final, great things might happen.

ALL FINALISTS GET PAID

We value your time and effort and we know how important the summer season is. This is why all finalists selected will receive a bonus prize of 1.000 EUR.

WE COVER THE TRANSPORT​

Each finalist will receive a transport budget to help cover costs, up to 1.000 EURO/band.

WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU IN CLUJ​

We want to make sure that your biggest concern will be how to deliver your best performance. This is why we will take care of accommodation, local transport, meals and backline throughout your stay. You can plan on staying up to 3 days!

In creating these awards, we tried to see what’s important for today’s jazz musicians. So our awards consist of money prizes, music equipment and also … BOOKINGS! Yes, we try to arrange deals for the finalists. Some will be in our side music projects, but some will be at other festivals and clubs. For example:

WE HAVE GREAT PRIZES

FIRST PLACE WILL GET A MONEY PRIZE AND A GIT AT OUR JAZZ IN THE PARK FESTIVAL

30 AUG - 1 SEPT 2024

Best Romanian band will get a money prize and a 4-gig national tour, promoted by us. We are active members in Europe Jazz Network and we will use this to get deals for you from other festivals all across Europe. We will also invite bookers to the competition.
ALL THIS ON TOP OF YOUR GUARANTEED FEE AND TRANSPORT BUDGET!

If you make it to the final, you’ll likely have a fantastic weekend in Cluj. It’s a delightful festival (see the aftermovie of the previous competition), and the city and the park are breathtaking. Overall, it promises to be a memorable experience!

Use the button below to see the competition rules and regulations. You will also find there more information, such as the value of the awards, or other details about how this is structured.

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