JAmZZ Jazz Talent competition starts
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Neşet Ruacan, leading names of jazz will be on stage with young talents.Organized for the third time this year as part of Akbank Jazz Festival, Akbank Jazz Festival Young Talents Competition JamZZ is open for submissions, featuring a renowned jury and presenting young talents with huge opportunities.
The competition will stage an opportunity for amateur young talents below 30 years of age to be a part of the festival and perform a jam session with professional artists, taking place in five categories: “Winds”, “Percussions”, “Strings”, “Keys”, “Vocals”.
For the pre-selection stage of the contest, applicants should submit by Saturday October 5, 2013, a demo CD, a short résumé, a cover letter describing their musical style, and a photo of theirs to the address of Akbank Sanat in Beyoğlu.
Kerem Görsev, the pianist and composer who is one of the most notable figures of the Turkish jazz scene, will be the head of the jury, which includes the producer Barış Selimoğlu, the globally-renowned jazz virtuoso Ferit Odman, the double-bass player Kağan Yıldız as well as the guitarist Neşet Ruacan who is among the most renowned virtuosos of the Turkish jazz scene. Pre-selection for the competition will take place on Sunday November 17, 2013. Young jazz artists who are awarded under “Best Performance”, “Best Improvisation” and “Best Interpretation” categories will co-perform with master jazz musicians in a special jam session, to be held on Monday November 18, 2013, at Babylon, as part of 23rd Akbank Jazz Festival.