Jazz Juniors

One of the oldest jazz festivals in Poland
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I am already looking forward to meeting you

I am already looking forward to meeting you

2021 is the second year of life in the shadow of the pandemic, which literally paralysed the whole world and did much damage to the music market. The previous edition of the Jazz Juniors Festival, though threatened with cancellation, was nevertheless eventually held...

International Stars at Jazz Juniors Festival!

International Stars at Jazz Juniors Festival!

The International Jazz Juniors Festival and Competition in Cracow is an annual four-day music feast for all jazz lovers. On the three concert evenings, we will hear performances by artists from different parts of the world, including, apart from Adam Pierończyk and...

The names of Jazz Juniors 2021 finalists have been announced!

The names of Jazz Juniors 2021 finalists have been announced!

The six best bands selected by an international jury to perform at the final auditions held on 6th October in Cracow are: Federico Calcagno & The Dolphians, Nagy Emma Quintet, Superminimalism, Twospeak, Unleashed Cooperation, and Ziemia. The finalists of this...

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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