The finalist for 2017 are (alphabetical order):
JazzContest Mechelen is a contest for young musicians younger than 26 years old. It is organised by Jazzzolder VZW in collaboration with Cultuurcentrum and mmMechelen Feest and Conservatorium Mechelen.
- Floris kappeyne Trio (Netherlands)
- Jonas Kaltenbach (Germany)
- Man Staris (Belgium)
- The AwkWords (Belgium)
Do you play in a group and do you want to participate with your group in the contest you will need to submit two demo tracks
From these submissions 8 groups
are selected for the semi-finals which are taking place on March 26th 2017. From these 8 groups, 4 groups are selected for the finals
that will take place at the classic podium at Maanrock Mechelen 2017on the 25th of August 2017.
The prizes for the winner include:
- A money prize worth € 1500
- A day at a professional recording studio
- Several chances to play at locations in and around Mechelen
- A performance at the Mechelen jazz festival Jazzathome