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University of Klaipeda,
Arts faculty,Jazz music department

13th International Jazz vocalist contest

“Jazz voices - 2015”

Klaipeda, Lithuania November 18-21, 2015





1.Rights to participate

 „Jazz voices 2015“ is open to vocalists from age 18 to 35 years at the time of the competition. Grand prix winners from previous competitions of „Jazz voices“ are not allowed to take part in the Competition again.

2. Repertoire

  1. Semifinal. November 19. Competitors in semifinal should perform 2 songs: 1 tune from compulsory program list and 1 tune of any jazz style of their own choice. Performing for two tunes should take 10 minutes maximum long.
  2. 8 best participant results will be selected to final.
  3. Final. November 21. Competitors in final should perform 3 songs: 2 songs from compulsory program list and one song of their own choice. Total performing on final round should take no longer than 15 minutes.
  4. Songs from semifinal may not be repeated in the Final.
  5. The performance order of the competition will be determined by ballot before semifinal and final round respectively.
  6. Competitors who are not ready to perform when called upon to do so may be disqualified
  7. The Jury‘s decision is final and cannot be appealed against. No correspondence can be entered into.

3. Rehearsals

  1. Each of the semifinalists will be given 20 min. for rehearsal. Rehearsal start at 10.00 A.M. on November 18. Rehearsal time will be given in advance during registration.
  2. On November 20 each of the finalists will be given 40 minutes for rehearsal.
  3. Rehearsal and contest will provide by jazz band (piano, double bass, sax tenor / soprano and drums).
  4. Results of competition will be announced after each round
  5. All finalist  should perform on awards concert on  21st November at night without fee for the benefit of the “Jazz voices”


4. The place of competition

Klaipeda University Theatre hall. (Donelaičio st. 4) - www.ku.lt

5. Rating criteria’s

  • style
  • improvisation
  • voice technique
  • tuning accuracy
  • performance \ artistry

6. Jury

To be announced;

7. Application details

  1. Participants should fill application form.
  2. The deadline for applications is 14th September 2015.

Application received after this date cannot be considered.

8.  Application must include:

  1. application form
  2. 3 photo (JPG format)
  3. Artist CV/musical background
  4. 3 demo songs MP3 format

Application form with all attachments must be send until 14th of September 2015 on this e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

9. The competitors who have been selected to the Semifinal will be announced personally be e-mail and on the web page of Jazz voices until 21st of September 2015.

10. Program sheet notes (scores) should be clear and understandable and should be send on this e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until 18th of October. PDF format.

Bad condition of sheet notes or incomplete information about participant cannot be accepted.

11. Prizes

  • Grand prix + money award
  • 1 prize + money award
  • 2 prize + money award
  • 3 prize + money award
  • Special diploma for best improvization
  • Special diploma for best free program
  • Audience prize
  • Sponsor prizes

12. Winners will be required to fulfil all prize engagements.

  1. prizes are paid via money transfer in EUR
  2. there is also a tax being held from the amounts given above

13. Application fee

Non- refundable participant fee of 100 EUR have to be paid by bank transfer until 1st of October 2015.

Account number will be announced personaly by e-mail with personal invitation until 21st of September 2015.

14. Travel and accommodation

Travel expenses to and from Klaipeda should be covered by the competitors themselves.

Competitors will be provided (free of charge) with accommodation (hotel and meal) in Klaipeda from 17 to 22 of November. Hotel check out on 22nd November until 12.00

15. If required visas, please contact the nearest Lithuanian Embassy or councill.

Pay attention, it takes times.

16. The “Jazz voices” reserves the right to record, film, record a CD/DVD, televise or broadcast the Competition.

Rights in any Competition performance, recording or films belong to the “Jazz voices” International Jazz vocalists Contest and no fees are payable to competitors on account of these performances or any recordings or broadcasts of them.

17. Cancellation by International Jazz vocalists contest “Jazz voices”

“Jazz voices” reserves the right to cancel if conditions outside of their control demand. In these circumstances, a full refund will be made. Please note that “Jazz voices” cannot be held responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by the applicant as a result of the cancellation.

18. Organizators of „Jazz voices“ reserves the right to make changes if unforeseen circumstances outside their control so demand. If in doubt, please check before making a booking.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of this publication, “Jazz voices 2015“ organizators cannot accept liability whatsoever for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions or for any matter in any way connected with or arising out of the publication of this information.

19. Contacts

All questions please send by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Chairman of  Contest  Mr. Stepas Januska