Are you interested in joining the JUGENDJAZZORCHESTER.CH?
We are looking forward to getting to know you!
Who can participate in the JUGENDJAZZORCHESTER.CH?
The JJO is aimed at talented musicians between the ages of 16 and 25 who already play music at a high level, either instrumentally or vocally. It doesn’t matter if you are a student without/with connection to a specific talent development program, a PreCollege participant or already studying music at a university. Ideally, you should have some prior knowledge of jazz. More important, however, is your curiosity about large-format ensemble playing and the will to contribute your personal expression to the collective and to improvise. All instruments – even “jazz untypical” ones – are welcome.
When and where does the project take place?
The JJO meets in the winter and concludes each session with a tour the following February/March. There are 3 rehearsal weekends (two of them extended) and one rehearsal week. This is followed by the tour, which takes place over a period of approximately 10 days.
All rehearsals will take place at the Jazzcampus Basel, unless otherwise communicated. The venues of the nationwide tour may change from year to year.
How do I register? And until when?
Please fill out the form below completely (depending on online or live audition) and don’t forget to upload your musical CV. The application deadline is June 1, 2023.
|Probewochenende 1: Samstag, 23. & Sonntag, 24. September 2023|
|Probewochenende 2: Samstag, 18. & Sonntag, 19. November 2023|
|Probewochenende 3: Freitag, 5. bis Sonntag, 7. Januar 2024|
|Probewochenende 4: Freitag, 2. bis Sonntag, 4. Februar 2024|
|Probewoche: Montag, 19. bis Freitag, 23. Februar 2024|
|Tournee (Daten noch zu bestätigen): Freitag, 23. Februar bis Sonntag, 3. März 2024|
You can apply either by video or at a live audition:
from now until June 10, 2023
To be submitted are:
1. a portrait video of about 3 minutes, describing your musical background (listening habits? band experience? jazz experience?) and explaining your motivation for joining the JUGENDJAZZORCHESTER.CH.
2. a video (max. 2) with two examples of your musical performance. What you play and in which context is up to you.
We are at liberty however to invite any applicant to a live audition at our discretion.
Will take place on June 25, 2023
Registration deadline June 10, 2023
To be submitted:
Completed form at the bottom of this page.
At the live audition you will be accompanied by a rhythm section, which we will provide. You will receive more detailed information about the audition when you register.
If you have any questions in advance, please contact the management.