DCJazzPrix™ International Band Competition

DCJazzPrix is an annual international band competition that provides a unique professional and adjudication platform for emerging bands, outside of the traditional academic and commercial arenas. Unlike other performance-based contests, DCJazzPrix puts the emphasis on the essential interactions between band members and recognizes these relationships as the core pursuit of the jazz aesthetic. Young and emerging jazz bands from around are encouraged to apply for what aspires to be a premier global platform for jazz band's seeking new audiences and exciting career navigation opportunities.

All DCJazzPrix applicants will have their music heard by a prestigious jury of jazz luminaries. Up to three finalist bands will be selected to travel to Washington, DC during the annual DC JazzFest to compete at the DCJazzPrix Finals before an enthusiastic crowd of jazz fans. The winning band will begin a yearlong association with the DC Jazz Festival to include: a $15,000 grand prize, customized business development and career impact services, extensive publicity training, and a highly visible 2022 DC JazzFest engagement with commensurate compensation.

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JULIETA EUGENIO TRIO (Brooklyn, NY): Performing in the challenging trio setting sans a chording instrument, with Matt Dwonszyk on bass and drummer Jonathan Barber, tenor saxophonist Julieta Eugenio is one of the emerging tenor saxophonists. Originally from Argentina, Julieta moved to New York City almost a decade ago, and has put together a trio to present her music to the world! Her debut album, JUMP (Greenleaf Music), features eight original compositions as well some choice jazz standards performed with her trio that includes Dwonszyk and Barber. Julieta was born in Necochea (Buenos Aires) where she began studying music under the direction of Juan Carlos Gesualdi. Learn more.

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