New prize from Aarhus Jazz Festival supported by Århus Stiftstidende and Arhuus Stiftstidendes Fond
In recent years, the jazz environment in Aarhus and East Jutland is in a very creative period in which the environment flourishes and many young jazz musicians, organizers, etc. are working with exciting and innovative projects. Therefore, on suggestion from musician Daniel Sommer, Aarhus Jazz Festival took in 2018 the initiative to set up an "Aarhus Jazz Talent" award. This year's prize consists of DKK 10,000 sponsored by Arhuus Stiftstidendes Fond, as well as the opportunity for a concert. The selection of Aarhus Jazz Talent 2019 will be carried out by a competent jury during autumn 2019, after which the winner will be announced. The prize is launched in collaboration with Århus Stiftstidende.
During this year's festival and until September 1, 2019, everyone will be able to set up candidates for Aarhus Jazz Talent 2019. If you have a good suggestion, please click on the link here:
You must state the candidate's name, motivation for why he or she should be Aarhus Jazz Talent 2019 - and answer the candidate's connection to Aarhus.
The prize is awarded to a person or initiative that has been extraordinarily noted and has exhibited a special talent in his work for jazz music in Aarhus. This can be as a musician, composer, organizer, journalist, music publisher or others who have contributed to the spread and support of jazz.
Candidates for the prize are estimated from:
- Quality. The canididate exhibits high quality in his work within jazz music.
- Engagement and visibility. The candidate has been particularly noted.
- Originality and new ideas are considered positive.
- The candidate works with jazz music in the broadest understanding of this concept.
- The candidate must be associated with the Aarhusian jazz environment
There are no specific age restrictions on who can receive the prize.
If there are no suitable prize recipients, the jury may choose not to award the prize that year - or, in exceptional cases, award the prize as a prize to a person or an intiative who has made extraordinary efforts for talent development within jazz.