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Application closes 15 February, 2024

How to apply

Application for the Keep an Eye International Jazz Award is now open!

Closing date for application: 15 February, 2024.

Only Conservatorium van Amsterdam bands may sign up.


What to submit?

  • Two high-quality recordings (MP3): one standard and one original.
  • The total duration of the material should not exceed 8 minutes (this implies that the submitted recordings can be excerpts taken from a longer performance). If you make cuts, please make sure the transitions etc. are smooth.
  • Your recording must feature the same musicians who will play the semi-final and the final (no subs!). Exceptions may be made in rare cases. Please discuss this beforehand with Anna-Maria Nitschke:

Who can participate?

  • Master, bachelor and contract students from the CvA can participate.
  • Alumni who graduated in or after 2019 can participate, but no more than one alumnus per band. The alumnus cannot be the band leader nor win individual prizes.
  • Your band must be available on April 8, 9, (evenings), 16, 17 and 18 for the semi-finals, band coaching and final. 
  • There is no maximum band size.
  • As a band leader, you can only sign up with one project.
  • As a band member, you may sign up with several projects but you can only play in a maximum of three bands during the semi-finals.

If your band gets selected for the semi-final / final:

  • You cannot participate in the semi-final without participating in the band coaching. 
  • You will have to play 15 minutes max.
  • You will have to play at least one original composition.
  • You will have to play from memory, so without sheet music.
  • The theme of the competition will be announced soon.

Apply here!

Application closes 15 February, 2024