Jazz Juniors

One of the oldest jazz festivals in Poland


In Solidarity with Polish Musicians

This year’s Jazz Juniors Festival (held on 1st-4th October in Cracow) is unique in that its program features exclusively Polish artists. What is more, rather than presenting familiar bands, we will show groups of musicians who have so far never performed in such...

The Jazz Juniors 2020 Competition

Adam Pierończyk, Dominik Wania, and Sławomir Kurkiewicz make up the jury of this year’s Jazz Juniors Competition. Entries for this one of the oldest and most important jazz competitions in Poland may be submitted till 15th September. The Competition has been an...

Jazz Juniors 2020 – Made in Poland!

Ladies and Gentlemen, The worldwide attack of the virus is a reality we have to face. We are witnessing a situation which is unprecedented in the lives of today’s generations, and one that also represents a grave threat to a vast number of artists and to their...

Jazz Juniors History

Since year 1976

Founded in 1976, the International Contest of Young Jazz Ensembles Jazz Juniors has always been strongly entwined with the history of Polish jazz, since it is at the Jazz Juniors where the most famous Polish artists – such as Leszek Możdżer, Krzysztof Ścierański, Marek Bałata, Niedziela and Pospieszalski brothers, and New Presentation, Walk Away and Miłość bands – made their first steps.

This was years ago, yet Jazz Juniors still belongs to the spearhead of jazz events, whose winners make their presence ever more visible on international music stages. Enough to mention that this is the competition that recently allowed the discovery of such personalities and bands as High Definition, N.S.I., Levity, Bartosz Dworak, Paweł Kaczmarczyk, Piotr Orzechowski “Pianohooligan” and Tomasz Chyła Quintet.


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Organized by: Film and Jazz Music Foundation

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