The deadline for the sixth annual European Young Jazz Artists’ Award Burghausen 2014 (in German Europäischer Burghauser Nachwuchs-Jazzpreis 2014) is approaching. The award is worth 10,000 Euros and is made by the Interessengemeinschaft Jazz Burghausen e.V., in cooperation with the town of Burghausen.
Burghausen is a pretty town in Bavaria, full of history, right on the Austrian border. It has the longest castle in Europe, and a whole “Street of Fame” dedicated to jazz (see image above).
The organizers tell us they don’t get many applicants from the UK, but one that did, Beats n Pieces Big Band, walked away with the prize in 2011, and it was a major boost for them to build their reputation back here.
This prize, which is awarded annually, has been created “to actively promote promising young jazz artists.”Chair of jurors is Joe Viera, director of the Burghausen Jazz Festival
Entry is open to groups of three or more musicians up to big bands. Maximum age is 30.
€ 10,000 is split into a € 5,000 cash prize and € 5,000 in promotions.