Apply now for the preliminary round of B-Jazz International Contest!

After a swift canceled edition in 2020 and an online alternative edition in 2021, B-Jazz International Contest is back in 2022 with something new.

Muziekmozaïek, Leuven Jazz and Gent Jazz are cooperating in their search for young jazz talent that’s ready to perform on international stages and festivals.

We start off with a preliminary round during Leuven Jazz. Four young bands present themselves and their repertoire to the public and the jury in the beautiful Schouwburg theatre. Two of them will go on to the final.

The final of B-Jazz International Contest is part of the Gent Jazz Festival. In total six international young jazz bands wil take over the stage of De Bijloke theatre. This time the jury will choose one winner, that gets opportunities to play concerts in The Netherlands, Spain and Italy (without prejudice).

Do these impressively good circumstances to play sound as music to your ears? Are you and your band members not older than thirty years? Apply before 31 January 2022 via

Be aware that the preliminary round of B-Jazz 2022 is only open to musicians with the Belgian nationality and/or musicians who have their permanent residence in Belgium.

Good luck and see you at B-Jazz!