Rules for Participation

  • Application forms must be completed before December 15, 2019 on our website: www.leidenjazzaward.nl.
  • Only fully completed registration forms are eligible for selection. Applications after December 15 will not be processed any further.
  • Send a maximum of 2 demos in .mp3-format:
    - of which one of your own hand (original)
    - one a jazz ‘classic’ or (international) jazz standard.
  • If available, please add a link to a demo on internet (YouTube, Facebook, Bandcamp and the likes).
  • Large files must be send by WeTransfer with your name added to the file-name.
  • Add some photos in jpg-format.
  • A statement that your music can be placed on the website www.leidenjazzaward.nl and/or on www.facebook.com/LeidenJazzAward.
  • When registering, take the dates of the preliminaries into account: Thursday February 13 and Thurday february 27, 2020.
  • Only when registering the candidate-participant can indicate the preferred date of a preliminary round.
  • Participation is restricted to soloists who live in the Netherlands or those who are enrolled as a student at a jazz department of a Dutch conservatory or young professionals or semi-professionals from the Leiden Region.
  • Participants and their accompanists are not older than 30 years of age.
  • Accompanists are not older than 30 years of age also and, if (former) students at a jazz department of a Dutch conservatory, have finished their studies no more than 2 years before.
  • There is a maximum of eight (8) soloists (and their accompanists).
  • All participants that are rejected in the first assessment, will be placed on a backup list.
  • All applications, demo’s and CVs will be sent to the members of the jury.
  • Each jury member evaluates the entries and sends them to the admis­sions committee, no later than the first week of January 2020.
  • The committee then schedules the participants spread over two evenings, taking into account their preference as much as possible.
  • Once set / classified, changing date or time is no longer possible.
  • Every evening we aim for four performances.
  • In the preliminary rounds, the duration of the performances is 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes (max) of stage changes. There are four (4) performances per round.
  • A schedule for soundchecks will be made. Participants need to be present in time for their soundcheck.
  • The secretary reports the classification per preliminary round mid January 2020 to the participants. Requests for alternative dates or times cannot be taken into consideration.

ONCE AGAIN: before or on 15 December 2019, all the requested material must have been submitted to the secretariat. The total number of reques­ted music and photo files may not exceed 20 mb in size.