Applications OPEN for 10th edition of 12 Points festival in April 2016
“Four dizzyingly diverse international triple-bills...a splendidly challenging festival” - Jazzwise UK
“The freshest, hottest sounds in jazz and contemporary experimental music.” - The Irish Times
12 Points, the dynamic festival of young European jazz, is on the hunt for 12 of the best and brightest young acts to take part in the 10th edition of this award-winning festival next April, at a yet to be announced location in Europe.
Improvised Music Company, the Dublin based producers of 12 Points festival, announce their annual open-call for young artists playing jazz or related, experimental music to apply to perform at 12 Points in April 2016.
The Irish-made, 4 day festival is uniquely nomadic - alternating between Dublin and other vibrant young European cities on alternate years. Recent ‘away’ editions include the 2014 festival in Umeå, Sweden and 2012 in Porto, Portugal.
12 Points is now searching for 12 acts from 12 different European countries for the 2016 edition. Almost 500 young musicians have performed at 12 Points since 2007, the festival seen as a ‘mezzanine’ for promising acts on their way to the next level in their careers. “One of the best experiences an artist can have on a festival.” - Lander Gyselinck, musician (2014)
Over the last 10 years, 12 Points has become an important platform for emerging European jazz talent, and a fantastic resource for some of Europe’s top jazz festival bookers and music media to find exciting new talent;
“Events like this make the difference for the bands and musicians, and are an important source for programmers and other professionals.” - Frank Bolder, North Sea Jazz Festival