Jimmy Woode Award @ Tusica Jazz Festival 2007

EXCLUSIVE TO UNDER 30’s

15th, 16th, 17th, 18th , 19th , 20th , 21st and 23rd of July 2007
Soriano nel Cimino VT

ANNOUNCEMENT OF COMPETITION

Art. 1 The Jimmy Woode Award takes place during the Tuscia in Jazz Festival in the town of Soriano nel Cimino.
Art. 2 The Jimmy Woode Award is reserved to soloists and jazz bands, Italian or foreign and is open to every musical instrument, including voice.
Art. 3 Applications to the Jimmy Woode Award must be received by the 30th of April 2007 (the date will be verified by postmarks).

To subscribe, participants must send an audio CD of the band with technical information regarding the members of the band, with name, surname, address and date of birth of each member.

There is no entry fee

Each band can have a member which is older than 30

( n° 1 per trio, n° 2 per quartets or more).

To enter the competition the following documentation is required:

– Technical information of each component including personal data, address of residence, date of birth, phone number and e-mail

– Artistic Curriculum;

– CD audio with at least 3 pieces, standard or unpublished.

Art. 4: Applications with all the required documentation must be sent to the following address: Tuscia in Jazz Festival – Leali Italo – Via Magenta 21 – 01037 Ronciglione VT – Tel. 338 6642749 – italoleali@tusciainjazz.com

Art. 5 Out of all the applicants, 14 semi-finalists will be selected to perform between the 15/07/2007 to the 21/07/2007 at the Tuscia Jazz Festival. Out of these, 8 finalists will be selected, that will perform for the Award on the 23rd of July 2007. Admission to the semi-finals will be decided by the Organizing Committee and the participants will be informed via phone or e-mail by the 30th of May 2007.

Art. 6 The applications will be examined by the artistic director through the audio CD. Out of these, the bands that will participate to the final part of the Award will be selected and will perform on the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 23rd of July 2007 at Soriano nel Cimino. Participants will perform in one of the above stated days in a 45 minute concert. Two bands will perform each night and at the end of the concert one of the bands will be eliminated and the other will access directly to the final on the 23rd of July 2007. Out of the 7 eliminated bands, one will be repêchaged for the final. The eight finalists will perform on the 23rd of July 2007 for 15 minutes each. At the end of the concert the Jury will decide the winners of the 2007 edition. Important for evaluation, is taking place in the jam sessions after the qualifying phase.

Art. 7 The Jimmy Woode Award will take place according to the following programme: 

– 15th of July 2007, at 22:00: N° 2 bands admitted to the semi-finals will contend access to the finals. Palco Centrale Tuscia in Jazz Festival Soriano nel Cimino. At 24:00 Jam Session at the Rottezia Pub – Soriano nel Cimino.

– 16th of July 2007, at 22:00: N° 2 bands admitted to the semi-finals will contend access to the finals. Palco Centrale Tuscia in Jazz Festival Soriano nel Cimino. At 24:00 Jam Session at the Rottezia Pub – Soriano nel Cimino.

– 17th of July 2007, at 22:00: N° 2 bands admitted to the semi-finals will contend access to the finals. Palco Centrale Tuscia in Jazz Festival Soriano nel Cimino. At 24:00 Jam Session at the Rottezia Pub – Soriano nel Cimino

– 18th of July 2007, at 22:00: N° 2 bands admitted to the semi-finals will contend access to the finals. Palco Centrale Tuscia in Jazz Festival Soriano nel Cimino. At 24:00 Jam Session at the Rottezia Pub – Soriano nel Cimino

– 19th of July 2007, at 22:00: N° 2 bands admitted to the semi-finals will contend access to the finals. Palco Centrale Tuscia in Jazz Festival Soriano nel Cimino. At 24:00 Jam Session at the Rottezia Pub – Soriano nel Cimino

– 20th of July 2007, at 22:00: N° 2 bands admitted to the semi-finals will contend access to the finals. Palco Centrale Tuscia in Jazz Festival Soriano nel Cimino. At 24:00 Jam Session at the Rottezia Pub – Soriano nel Cimino

– 21st of July 2007, at 22:00: N° 2 bands admitted to the semi-finals will contend access to the finals. Palco Centrale Tuscia in Jazz Festival Soriano nel Cimino. At 24:00 Jam Session at the Rottezia Pub – Soriano nel Cimino

– 23rd of July 2007, at 22:00: N° 8 bands admitted to the finals will contend the Jimmy Woode Award for 2007. Palco Centrale Tuscia in Jazz Festival Soriano nel Cimino. At 24:00 Jam Session at the Rottezia Pub – Soriano nel Cimino.

Art. 8 Chairman of the Jury will be Shawnn Monteiro, daughter of the great guitarist of Duke Ellington, Jimmy Woode. The rest of the Jury will be composed by the Director of the Festival Italo Leali, and the following world known musicians: Benny Golson, George Cables, Jimmy Cobb, Buster Williams, Dr Lonnie Smith, Harriet Lewis, Jesse Davis, John Kinnison, Bobby Durham, Eddy Palermo, Massimo Faraò, Giorgio Rosciglione, Gege Munari, Carmelo Leotta, Bobo Facchinetti, Max Ionata, Massimo Davola.

Art. 9 At the end of the evening, the Jury will assign the following Prizes:

Best Band Awards:

1° place: Trophy, Euro 1.000,00 and free entry to the We love Jazz 2008 Seminary. 50% Discount on the We love Jazz 2007 Seminary.

2° place: Trophy and free entry to the We love Jazz 2008 Seminary. 50% Discount to the We love Jazz 2007 Seminary.

3° place: Trophy and free entry to the We love Jazz 2008 Seminary. 50% Discount to the We love Jazz 2007 Seminary.

A Plate/Prize and the free entry to the We love Jazz 2008 Seminary will be assigned to:

Best Double Bass Player, Best Saxophonist, Best Piano Player and Best Drummer

Art. 10 Hotel, food and travel expenses are responsibility of the participants.

Art. 11 The organizing Committee of the Award will not be held responsible for any accidents that may occur before, during and after the competition.

Art. 12 Entering the Jimmy Woode Award requires the full acceptance of the Competition rules and regulations. These are published in Italian, French and English. In case of any controversy, the Italian version will be accounted as the true version.

INFO:

TUSCIA IN JAZZ FESTIVAL

VIA MAGENTA 21 – 01037 RONCIGLIONE VT

italoleali@tusciainjazz.com

Telephone (0039) 338 6642749 

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