The third edition of the Malta Jazz Contest is being organised by the Malta Jazz Festival in collaboration with the Valletta 2018 foundation. The contest, which forms part of the Malta Jazz Festival’s programme of events, gives talented Maltese jazz soloists the opportunity of a lifetime – to perform in front of a distinguished foreign panel.

The Contest will take place on Sunday 19th July at Ta’ Liesse Church during the Commonwealth Jazz Day. Maltese musicians aged 35 and under are eligible to take part in the concert and participation is free of charge. The winner will be given the opportunity to participate in the Malta Jazz Fesstival 2016 as well as other events abroad in colloaboration with CdPM (Bergamo) and Jazz Happening in Sicilia.

Those interested in participating are kindly asked to send a CV along with an mp3 recording of a number from the standards repertoire or an original piece to [email protected]  by 10 June 2015. Those selected will be informed in early July.