Apply with your band to Nordic Jazz Comets showcase in May 2023


The Nordic network of national jazz organizations and club & festival promotors opens a call for bands to participate in a showcase and educational event in Sweden on May 10–13, 2023. The deadline for applying is September 30, 2022.

The showcase event is a part of the ongoing two-year project, titled Nordic Jazz Comets Dagsverke. The project is coordinated by Jazz Denmark. Finnish Jazz Federation (as Jazz Finland) is a member of the steering group, together with the other national organizations Svensk Jazz, Norsk jazzforum and the Icelandic FÍH Music School. The Dagsverke edition thematically continues the previous project, NJC In The Key Of Green, that the Finnish Jazz Federation led in 2020–2021. In that project the participants explored environmentally sustainable practices in tour and concert productions in the Nordic region.

The Dagsverke focuses more on using music as a tool to improve social sustainability. The stakeholders – bands, promoters and national organizations – work together at a “dagsverke” day at selected NGOs or projects and meet at a showcase concert event the following day.

The 2022 event took place in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 9–10, and Finland was represented at Club Montmartre by Adele Sauros Quartet. Sweden hosts next year’s workshops in Stockholm, and for the showcase the bands travel to Gävle, where the General Assembly for Svensk Jazz organization is held at the same time.

Apply now with your band!

All the applications are reviewed by professional reference groups in each country, and further on all the bands are introduced to the inter-Nordic jury. So even if your band is not selected for the showcase, your music and promo material get the attention of over 20 Nordic jazz professionals

The selected bands:

  • Get professional career coaching provided by their national jazz organization.
  • Perform for the public and Nordic jazz professionals at the Nordic Jazz Comets showcase in Gävle on May 12, 2023 (the showcase is paid according to the standard fees in the country of origin).
  • Meet all the Nordic promoters and participate in a professional off-stage programme in Stockholm on May 11, 2023.

Who can apply? How can I apply?

The network wishes applications from Nordic ensembles, who are motivated to co-operation and peer-learning, ready for international stages, and released at least one recording in the last two years. Musicians of all backgrounds and all styles are encouraged to apply!

Please read the Dagsverke project introduction on our website by clicking the link below this article. The second link takes you to the application info and form on the Nordic Jazz Comets website.

The application opens on September 5, 2022 and closes on September 30, 2022 at 24:00 Swedish time.
The selected bands will be contacted by December.

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