A to JazZ Showcase for international emerging artists in world music is a brand new part of the A to JazZ festival programme. It will be held on an additional showcase day of the festival on 6 July 2023 on two stages – the Main stage and the Night stage at the Toplocentrala venue. A to JazZ Festival & Showcase is open air and takes place in Sofia city, Bulgaria in the emblematic South Park 2.
Eight international emerging artists will be selected by international jury for participation in the A to JazZ Showcases – one of the most significant jazz and world music festivals in the Balkan region.
The selected artists will be listened to and seen by professional international bookers, festival programmers, musical curators and thousands of people in the festival audience. Artists will have an opportunity to get feedback from professionals, to expand their professional network, even to get new bookings for future shows and to participate in the educational training sessions ‘How to showcase’ and ‘Go to the international market’.
A to JazZ Festival & Showcase is a member of UPBEAT – The European Showcase Platform for World Music. The showcase is supported by Upbeat and National Cultural Fund.
A to JazZ Showcase offers a 500 EUR budget for travel / other expenses per band (only for international artists), and hotel accommodation for 5-7 July 2023.
World music projects and bands from all EU countries, as well as Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Albania, Bosna & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, Tunisia, and Ukraine can apply.