In January 2020, Brussels Jazz Orchestra will hold its eighth International Composition Contest. One of the most important international competitions for jazz composition, its focus is on premiering new pieces written specifically for big band instrumentation.
Brussels Jazz Orchestra endeavours to encourage talented international composers and arrangers all over the world and offer them a stage with this competition. In addition, it aims to discover new, high-quality music for jazz orchestra that is relevant to today, and to forge ties for the future with composers from all over the world. Composers can participate by sending in a work they have written themselves for the preselection.
The winner will receive a cash prize and a professional audio and video recording of BJO playing his or her piece at the Brussels Jazz Festival in Flagey (Brussels) on 12 January 2020. More info.