Jazz Juniors at ICE Kraków

Early December looks to be full of jazz! The Jubilee Gala Concert of the 40th International Contest of Young Jazz Bands “Jazz Juniors” will be held on the 4th of December at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. The competition is one of the most beautiful and most valuable pages in the history of Polish Jazz.

The International Contest of Young Jazz Bands “Jazz Juniors” has been organised since 1976. From the very beginning, it has attracted the most prominent figures of the Polish music scene. Among artists who took their first steps at Jazz Juniors are Leszek Możdżer, Krzysztof Ścierański, Marek Bałata, the Niedziela brothers, the Pospieszalski brothers, and such iconic bands as Walk Away and Miłość.

The gala ceremony will take place on the 4th of December at 6.00 p.m. at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre, and its stars will be four prominent Polish pianists: Leszek Możdżer, Marcin Wasilewski, Paweł Kaczmarczyk and Piotr “Pianohooligan” Orzechowski.

This year, Jazz Juniors is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The event will run from the 1st to the 5th of December. Entries for the competition can be submitted no later than 31 October 2016. All young musicians who are 33 years of age are eligible to participate in the Contest. The main prize for the winner is 10,000 PLN, and all the winners can count on international promotion and support in organising concerts abroad.

The rules and application form are available here: jazzjuniors.pl

Tickets to the Jazz Juniors 40th anniversary jubilee gala are available at:

eventim.pl starting on 1 October

-the InfoKrakow network and infokrakow.pl

The 40th International Young Jazz Band Contest „Jazz Juniors” Gala

4th December 2016, 6.00 p.m.

ICE Kraków Congress Centre

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All journalists interested in the events organized in the ICE Kraków, please contact

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