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Just 3 weeks to go until applications close on 31st January in the annual hunt for the brightest emerging talent in the European jazz scene to performing at the award-winning 12 Points festival in Aarhus, Denmark this July.

Now in it’s 11th edition, 12 Points is programmed each year by an open-call across the continent; an enterprising approach which earned Dublin-based festival producers Improvised Music Company the inaugural Europe Jazz Network award for ‘Adventurous Programming’. Over 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.

Each year a carefully selected programme of Delegates are also in attendance, comprised of Festival Directors, Bookers, Media, Academics and other influencers from the European jazz scene, making 12 Points a ripe pasture for emerging acts looking to advance beyond their national boundaries.

Previous artists from Ireland who have represented at the festival include Sean MacErlaine, Simon Jermyn, Lauren Kinsella, OKO, Umbra, ReDiviDeR, Alarmist and Insufficient Funs, covering a broad spectrum of Irish jazz and contemporary experimental music.

12 Points 2017 will take place in the vibrant city of Aarhus, Denmark from 16th-19th July in association with the Aarhus Jazz Festival and JazzDanmark, as part of the 2017 Aarhus European Capital of Culture events. The concert performances will be held in the bustling live music venue, Atlas in downtown Aarhus.

12 Points will then return to Dublin for the festival’s 12th birthday in 2018.

Information on How to Apply and Terms & Conditions available HERE

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