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Festival Rules

Project dates in 2020

 I. Submission of applications – till1 May, 2020.
II. Festival – 8-9 May, 2020.


Participant age groups

  • A under 10 (inclusive)
  • B 11 - 14 (inclusive)
  • C 15 - 18 (inclusive)
  • D 19 - 24 (inclusive)
  • E 25 and over

IMPORTANT. The application of each participant must be accompanied with a copy of document that proves participant’s age (passport or birth certificate). Personal ID can be hidden.


Requirements for the competitive programme

1. It is required to perform at least two jazz different compositions. If only one piece is performed, the performer will not be assessed.
2. Participants cannot perform pieces from previous year competitions.
3. Duration of the programme:

  • soloists and combo ensembles – up to 10 min. (no more than 2 compositions),
  • large ensembles and orchestras – up to 15 min. (no more than 3 compositions),

4. Compositions, registered in the application, can be changed no later than four days before the start of the festival, unless extraordinary circumstances take place (force majeure).
5. Artists perform only on time designated for their age group.
6. Registration of participants starts two hours before the concert and ends half an hour before the concert.
7. Best participants of each age group take part in GALA CONCERT .


Please, note:

  • Live accompaniment is an advantage.
  • Your own compositions have a priority.
  • Artists can be invited by the jury to perform in the final festival concert (GALA CONCERT).

Groups A, B and C
Participants of groups A, B, C and D compete for I, II and III places of their groups, special nominations and Festival GRAND PRIX.

From 2020 special Rimantas Bagdonas nomination is awarded for creativity, improvisation and charisma. Participants of all age groups can be awarded.

Entry fee
Soloist – 30 EUR/person
Combo ensemble members (up to 5 members) – 20 EUR/person
Large ensemble members (from 6 to 11 members inclusive) – 15 EUR/person
Orchestra members – 20 EUR/person
The orchestra is – at least 12 performers playing together with teachers.
Teachers do not pay entry fees.
If a participant plays in several ensembles, he pays only a single (higher) fee.
The fee shall be paid during registration

Submission of application
1. Application is a filled  „Application for participant“ document.  
2. Filled application is sent to



Festival organizers have a right to change festival rules under certain circumstances.