22nd Athens Jazz: Open Call for Greek music groups

Are you ready to jazz? Athens Jazz, the biggest jazz festival in Greece, celebrates its 22nd anniversary at the Technopolis City of Athens and all around the City with a week full of music, happenings and soon-to-be-announced news!

For seven days in a row, from May 22 to 28, 2023, the longest-running music festival in Athens with free entrance will host once again on the Technopolis main stage trends from every part of the world. The festival’s first day (Monday, May 22 2023) is dedicated exclusively to Greek jazz, presenting the best Greek jazz bands, which, as every year, are chosen by a three-member artistic committee of Athens Jazz, George Charonitis (Journalist, Music Editor), GiorgosMouchtaridis (Radio Producer, Director of Athens Voice Radio 102.5) and Leonidas Antonopoulos (Music Producer, Head of Kosmos 93.6).

The open call aims to put forward three music groups in total:

  • The official Greek participation that will represent our country in the international program of the festival,
  • the new music proposal of Athens Jazz by young and emerging artists and
  • Jazz+ proposal, an artist or musical ensemble not necessarily Jazz world but combines elements of jazz with one or more music genres.

Win a place in the top jazz event in the City, improvise before thousands of visitors from Greece and abroad, and make your sound heard by an even bigger audience.

Send your application to Athens Jazz by Monday, February 20.

Nomination process:

Features & Instructions:

  • Submission of nomination – Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Submission of nomination – Title: Music Competition for the 22nd Athens Jazz Festival

Demo submission instructions:

1.         Each nomination must consist of four to ten songs, a curriculum vitae of the group and the representative’s contact details.

2.         The songs must be converted into mp3 files (quality from 192Kbps to 320Kbps).

3.      All demos must be uploaded to a file-sharing platform (Wetransfer, Sendspace, Dropbox) as individual files or as a zip format file.

4.      Demos must be sent via the file-sharing platform to elinalin@athens-technopolis.gr and antonis.zouganelis@gmail.com

For more information, please call 213 0109300 (Contact person: ElinaLinoxylaki), daily (except weekends), from 11:00 to 16:00.

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For more information, visit the festival’s website: athensjazz.gr.

About Athens Jazz:

Since 2001, Athens Jazz has been inviting its fan at the end of spring- beginning of summer, thus inaugurating the concert season in Athens. The City’s longest-running music festival, with free admission, hosts a variety of jazz trends, international and local bands and ensembles every year, attracting more than 6,000 visitors per day. Technopolis is the limelight of an exciting cultural festival focusing on Jazz for seven days in a row. It welcomes from morning to night Athenians and visitors to the City, allowing them to enjoy a rich -international- music program and more, like photographic tributes, exhibitions, book presentations, and educational activities for grownups and children. To date, Athens Jazz has hosted more than 280 international and local groups and 2,950 musicians from 30 countries.

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