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CLOSING DATE Friday February 28th 2014 YOUNG SCOTTISH JAZZ MUSICIAN 2014 Please find below a copy of the application form for the Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2014 competition. The competition is organized, managed and produced by the Scottish Jazz Federation in partnership with Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Shell. Our main sponsor is Creative Scotland, we also acknowledge support from Glasgow and London Jazz Festivals, ESP Music Rentals and our many volunteers. The overall winner will hold the title for a year with the opportunity to perform and to represent the best of what Scotland has to offer both at home and further a field. The Final is to be hosted by Glasgow Jazz Festival at the Old Fruit Market on Wednesday 25 th June and will be broadcast live on radio. Interested musicians should be 23 or under on 1 April 2014 and have a residential address in Scotland. (Note: We will continue our category for the under 17s.) Former winners of the under 17 category can now apply for the main competition. To apply, read the rules below carefully, complete the attached application form and send to the address shown by Friday 28th February 2014, 5pm. IMPORTANT - Please include the following with your completed application; • • • • •

CD recording of 1 track, no more than 3 minutes long CD to be recorded solo or with accompaniment (i.e. playalong) Recording must include improvisation 25 words describing yourself DO NOT SAY YOUR NAME, AGE OR ANNOUNCE YOUR TRACK ON THE RECORDING (our first round is blind listening)

If you require further advice please email admin@scottishjazzfederation.com or call our office on 01368 866895 between the hours of 10am and 6pm, Tuesday - Friday. The Scottish Jazz Federation was set up in 2005 to represent the needs of the jazz community in Scotland. Its aims are: •

To work towards developing jazz in Scotland. Specifically, to benefit the public by increasing the availability of high quality jazz music and education in Scotland and the level of participation as players, learners and listeners.

To help represent the interests of Scottish jazz.

SJF aims to become the recognised

representative body for Scottish jazz artists, audience members and educators; able to


lobby policy-makers, co-ordinate action and deliver definitive research.

YOUNG SCOTTISH JAZZ MUSICIAN 2014 RULES OF THE COMPETITION Please read carefully before completing the Application Form

APPLICATIONS

Closing Date: Friday 28th February 2014, 5pm Musicians must complete an application form and return it to the address given with: A 3-minute recording, onto CD, of 1 track, which can be recorded solo or accompanied (i.e. playalong), the recording must include improvisation. You must not record your name, age or announce your track on the recording. Clearly mark your recording with your name only (in capital letters). This will not be seen by the judges. Test your CD to check that it definitely plays on a CD player and computer before sending. The application form must include 25 words describing yourself – do not miss this out. An adjudication panel will choose 10 semi finalists from entries received. The preliminary round will be a blind adjudication. The panel will not know which applicant they are listening to. All semi finalists will be notified on the 10th March, 2014 by email and phone. Recordings cannot be returned to applicants.

SEMI-FINAL MENTORING WEEKEND – Friday 11th – Sunday 13th April, 2014

Semi Finalists will take part in an exciting weekend of playing, mentoring and fun. Applicants should make sure they are available for this weekend event, which includes jam sessions, tuition, group work, rehearsals and a final afternoon performances. Semi-finalists will perform a 10-minute slot on the final day with a rhythm section and will be judged by their tutors and invited guests. The concert may be open to the public and tickets will be on sale at the relevant box office nearer the time. Family and friends will be invited to attend. NOTE: Semi finalist who are under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent / guardian / responsible adult for the entire weekend. Accommodation & sustenance will be provided. •

The winner of the under 17 category and the finalists for Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2013 will be announced the following week. Our under 17 winner will be presented with their prize at school or place of study and invited to the final as our guest.

FINAL – Wednesday 25th of June, 2014

The final will be held at the Old Fruit Market in conjunction with Glasgow Jazz Festival, www.jazzfest.co.uk. Finalists will perform for 10 minutes. A professional rhythm section will be provided. You should be available for most of the day as rehearsal time will be allocated from late morning on the day. The final will be broadcast live on the radio. Accommodation will be supplied for finalists where necessary and food / refreshments. Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2014 will be the musician who, in the opinion of the judges, best displays the potential to pursue a career in jazz music.

ELIGIBILITY Applicants should be no older than 23 on 1 April 2014 and have a residential address in Scotland. Previous winners of the main competition cannot re-apply. Previous winners of the under 17 category can reapply. Applicants should ensure they are available for the semi-final and final dates before applying. PRIZES The winner will receive a cash prize of £1000 plus £1000 towards a recording as well as performing at a number of festivals and venues during the following year including Glasgow and London Jazz Festivals. In addition, they will tour 6 venues in Scotland with their own band.


More information: Call our office on 01368 866895 or email cathie@scottishjazzfederation.com

YOUNG SCOTTISH JAZZ MUSICIAN 2014 APPLICATION FORM Please read the Rules of the Competition carefully before completing this form. Complete in block capitals in black ink or type. Name of Applicant ........................................................................... Instrument .................................................................................... Address ........................................................................................ ................................................................................................... Email............................................................................................ Telephone no. (Home)..............................Date of Birth........................ (Term time)..................................

Age at 1/April/2014................

(Mobile)....................................... School / College .............................................................................. Course & year of study....................................................................... Music being performed on preliminary round recording Composer, title and durations (no more than 3 minutes): ................................................................................................... ................................................................................................... ................................................................................................... Please write 25 words about yourself here: ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………… On a separate sheet of paper please write a short biography which details your musical experience to date. It is also an opportunity to explain why you play jazz music, your musical influences and how you see your future musical career developing. It should be no longer than one sheet of A4. Signature of Parent (if applicant is under 16)........................................... Signature of Applicant.......................................................................


Return to: Cathie Rae, Director Scottish Jazz Federation, 7 High Street, Belhaven, Dunbar EH42 1NP. Closing Date: 28th February 2014 at 5pm.

Young Scottish Jazz Musician 2014: Application Form  

Application form for Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2014. Available to download. Deadline for applications is FRIDAY 7 MARCH.

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