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Jazz Services has received some information on an open call for musicians to submit a piece for the Risuonanze 2014 - incontri di nuove musiche” Festival, held in Italy in June 2014.  Submissions are being welcomed until 27th January 2014 - introductory details are below, and a full press release and further application info is available to download as a .PDF at the bottom of the page.  For more information, vist: PRESS…
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 12:05

Jazz Services at WOMEX 13 & Horizons

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Jazz Services will be attending this year’s WOMEX 13 expo, held in Cardiff from the 23rd – 27th October, and will be part of the Horizons UK (England) stand.  Horizons is a new partnership that has been developed ahead of WOMEX 13 to bring together the wealth of music traditions and cultures of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. By becoming a delegate on one of the Horizons UK…
We've received some info from the organisers of the 8th International Burcharest Jazz Competition, which is being held in May 2014.  The competition is open to anyone under the age of 35 and is one of Romania's most prestigious jazz events... Eligibility: Bands may have up to 6 performing musicians, instrumentalists or vocalists Age limit: Applicants must be born after 1st of May 1979. Registration deadline: 10th February, 2014 The…
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 12:39

International Junior Jazz Meeting in Switzerland

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Jazz Services has received the following information about an opportunity for young musicians to perform at the Langau Jazz Nights festival in Emmental, Switzerland, in July this year.  Application forms and more information are available on the official website linked below, with a closing date of 2nd June. Press Release: 11th International Junior Jazz Meeting as a part of the 23rd Langnau Jazz Nights 2013 from July 23rd until…
Thursday, 14 February 2013 11:59

Reminder of International Showcase scheme

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February 2013 INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASES Jazz Services would like to invite artists and bands who have not already done so to register for International Showcases and put themselves forward for performance opportunities overseas.  2013 promises a range of exciting opportunities, including a potential opening for UK artists to appear in China and Korea as early as this Easter.  Further information will follow as soon as it available, but we advise all…
2012 is drawing to a close and the eyes of the European jazz scene are already turning to next year's JazzAhead conference in Germany.  Held from the 25th - 28th April in the town of Bremen, the conference is one of the largest of its kind and brings together industry professionals from across the jazz spectrum, with musicians and managers, promoters and PRs, agents and A&R men and many others all gathering…
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:46


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Jazz Services has received the following information about JazzShuttle from SACEM and Afijma (the French equivalent of the PRS and the French jazz festival organisation, respectively). JazzShuttle was set up with support from a few noted UK institutions including the Vortex Jazz Club, the Cheltenham Jazz festival, London Jazz Festival and Manchester Jazz Festival, and aims to encourage collaborations between French and British artists.  The existing collaborations have been running for a couple…
Jazz Services has received the following release form the International Festival-Contest of Jazz Improvisation Skills "Master-Jam Fest" in Odessa in the Ukraine.  Entrants are invited to submit recorded video footage of their improvisational skills in order to enter the compettion, with the final selections being invited to the festival to perform in an 'all star' band.  More info on the website, details below. The International Festival "MASTER-JAM FEST" invites…
Monday, 13 August 2012 10:14

Made In The UK 2013 - applications open today!

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Applications are welcomed as of today (13th August 2012) for the 2013 Made In The UK concert series.  The series is organised by international promoters ESIP, and offers UK jazz artists performance slots at the Rochester International Jazz Festival in the USA and in Canada at a selection of high-profile festivals, as well as affording them the opportunity to book their own concerts across the pond in the same period.…
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:47

Jarasum International Jazz Concours, South Korea

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Jazz Services has been sent some information on the Jarasum International Jazz Concours in Jarasum, Gapyeong, South Korea. The Jarasum International Jazz Concours plays a big part in the Jarasum International Jazz Festival, an important event in the Asian jazz festival calendar.  The concours itself is a competitive examination, with prize money and performance opportunities awarded in three categories - the Grand Prize, Best Soloist and Best Creativity. For anyone interested…
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:02

Made In The UK - news interview

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John Ellson of ESIP, producers of Made in the UK, talks to local news station 13Wham about the success of the series as it reaches its fifth year at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.
Jazz Services has received the following press release from the July Jazz Smolyan festival in Bulgaria, offering opportunities for UK artists to perform at the event this summer.  See below for more details: = = = = = The International Ethno-Jazz festival “JULY JAZZ Smolyan”, taking place in Smolyan, Bulgaria, from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th July 2012, will be presenting artists from Bulgaria and the Balkan neighbourhood during the three Festival days. The event is an initiative by Open Space Foundation…
Thursday, 02 June 2011 11:39

Made in the UK in Rochester and New York 2011

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'Made in the UK', America’s largest series of British Jazz, will showcase four English groups, three Scottish and one from Wales at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (10–18 June 2011). The exciting line up from England includes the Soweto Kinch Quartet, Jason Yarde and Andrew McCormack, Ronnie Scott’s All Stars and John Escreet.  Martin Taylor and Alison Burns, the Fraser Fifield/Graeme Stephen Duo and Alan Benzie’s trio will represent…
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