23rd Athens Jazz: Open Call for Greek music groups

*Submission of candidacy applications by Wednesday, February 14, at 15:00

Get ready to immerse yourself in the mesmerizing melodies of jazz music! The Athens Jazz, now in its 23rd year, is returning to the City of Athens from May 27 to June 2, 2024. The Technopolis City of Athens is all set to organize the biggest celebration of jazz music in Greece, offering a week-long extravaganza of live music, rhythm, and unique side events – all with free admission.

The upcoming 23rd Athens Jazz Festival hosts the best of global jazz music on the most beautiful open-air stage at the heart of Athens. In addition to the international lineup, the festival gives a platform to talented domestic jazz musicians, helping to strengthen the presence of Greek jazz on the world stage.

Every year, the Athens Jazz Festival reserves the first day for Greek jazz and showcases the country’s most creative musicians, chosen by the festival’s artistic committee. So, if you wish to perform on the opening day of the top music event in the city, submit your candidacy for the open competition of Athens Jazz by February 14. Don’t miss this chance to perform on the most iconic Jazz stage in Greece on May 27!

The open call aims to showcase three music groups in total:

– The official Greek participation that will represent our country in the international program of the festival,

– The jazz+ proposal, an artist or musical ensemble combining jazz elements with one or more music genres, regardless of their jazz background.

– The new music proposal of Athens Jazz featuring young and emerging artists

The three-member artistic committee of Athens Jazz, which will analyze the proposals to be submitted and select the representatives of the three categories, consists of Giorgos Haronitis (journalist, music editor), Giorgos Mouchtaridis (radio producer, director of Athens Voice Radio 102.5) and Leonidas Antonopoulos (music producer, head of Kosmos 93.6).

Submit your candidacy application here, by Wednesday, February 14, at 15:00.

The experience of participation in Athens Jazz by the open call 2023 winners

“Our participation in Athens Jazz 2023 was truly an honourable and unique experience. We had the amazing opportunity to perform our music in front of a large and appreciative audience. We are grateful for this unforgettable experience and hope this event continues to grow, providing more and more Greek musicians the chance to showcase their talent to the world”. Spiral Trio, Official Greek Participation 2023

“We had an incredible experience at Athens Jazz! The festival was organized with a lot of love for music, and I felt so fortunate to have the opportunity to play my music in the Jazz+ category. The world came together at Technopolis, filling our hearts with rhythm and enthusiasm as we played. My participation last year left me with a warm hug to remember”. Nefeli Fasouli Quintet, Jazz+ 2023

“Being selected among numerous applicants for the first time was a delightful and honourable surprise. Performing live on a wonderful stage in front of a large audience was a unique experience, inspiring us to aim for greater heights”. Thomas Mitrousis Quartet, New music proposal 2023


Features & Instructions:

•              Submission of Candidacy – Deadline: Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 15:00

•              Submission of Candidacy via Google Form at the following link: https://forms.gle/zG1uqjUDpcbAotFBA (title: Music competition for the 23rd Athens Jazz)

For further information, kindly call 2130109300 on weekdays (excluding weekends) between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. ** Be the first to learn the latest jazzy news; follow the Athens Jazz pages on Facebook & Instagram and don’t forget to subscribe to the Athens Jazz channel on Youtube. For more information, athensjazz.gr.

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