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Jazzintro

Jazzintro is a programme that launches young professional jazz musicians.

Av: Camilla Slaattun Brauer

19.03.2013 Skriv kommentar

Norsk Jazzforum and five of the country’s major jazz festivals are the makers of Jazzintro, a programme that launches young professional jazz musicians.

Mopti was named Young Jazz Musicians of the Year 2012

Mopti was named Young Jazz Musicians of the Year 2012

Jazzintro is arranged once every two years, and a jury of professional jazz musicians pick eight bands to take part based on applications and demo material. Each band will play a concert at one of the participating festivals; Vossa Jazz, Maijazz, Nattjazz, and Kongsberg Jazz Festival. Based on the performances four of the eight bands are selected to participate in the final during MoldeJazz. On this evening, Young Jazz Musicians of the Year will be picked. The winning band will be take part in a two-year launch programme that includes several festival gigs and an extensive Norwegian tour. The band also recieves a grant of NOK 150 000 from Gramo.

Former Young Jazz Musicians of the Year:
1998     Urban Connection
2000     ra
2002     Solid!
2004     in the country
2006     Puma
2008     Albatrosh
2010     Ferner/Juliusson
2012     Mopti

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