Calling all musicians aged 18-23 – we’re inviting you to apply for our inaugural YOUNG TALENT AWARD!
The winner will be offered free admission to Mike Durham’s Classic Jazz Party as well as £1000 and free accommodation. Additionally, he or she will be invited to take part in one of the pub jam sessions and to listen to rehearsals by some of the world’s best classic jazz musicians.
The Classic Jazz Party is a special celebration of music from the 1920s and 30s, with songs and bands lovingly recreated in painstaking detail. Our vision is to bring to life the experiences audiences might have had during that era with authentic recreations of Classic Jazz of all types and styles, featuring well-known and obscure repertoire for large and small ensembles, and everything in between. The spirit of the festival is one of collaboration, with musicians coming together to play the music they love, and learning from one another in different styles of playing.
Our founder, the late Mike Durham, was always keen to invite young and upcoming musicians to play, and several have since gone on to carve successful careers playing this music. We hope this award will continue that legacy.
If you are interested, please send an introductory letter (max one page) and a recording (audio, video, internet link) showcasing your talent to:
Newcastle upon Tyne
Applications closed on June 30, 2019. We will be announcing the winner shortly.