Call for Applications: Sarajevo – Niš – Tirana Youth Jazz Project

SARAJEVO – NIŠ – TIRANA – Nisville Jazz Festival, together with its partners (Syri Blue from Tirana and Motus Adulescenti from Sarajevo) within the project “SaNiTi (Sarajevo – Niš – Tirana) Jazz Project”, invite young musicians (those who already play jazz as well as those who intend to take more active part in this music genre) from these cities – to apply for participation in this project. The project is supported by RYCO within its first Open Call for Project Proposals.

“SaNiTi (Sarajevo – Niš – Tirana) Jazz project” is going to bring together twenty-four young musicians from these three cities (eight per each – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia) this autumn. The project involves individual work, band rehearsals in the three cities – with the support of local musical coordinators as well as gatherings of all participants who will, together with the music coordinators, practice musical works that are going to be performed in all the cities during important music events such as the Nisville Jazz Festival or the Tirana Jazz Festival.

To participate in the project, instrumentalists and vocal soloists up to 27 years old can send applications to the following e-mail addresses:

[email protected] for participants from Niš (and Serbia)

[email protected] for participants from Tirana (and Albania)

[email protected] for participants from Sarajevo (and BiH)


Application Form


The application deadline is 25 June 2018.

Musicians in each of the three towns will practice both their own jazz program as well as compositions they are supposed to perform together, including “Nisville Jubilation”, written by the great jazz musician Dusko Gojkovic, who has dedicated this song to the bearer of this project. Also, the idea is that the joint program is composed of one traditional composition from each country, played in jazz manner, because this is the best way for young people to get to know the tradition of their neighbors through the music.

The first gathering of all participants is planned during the time of the Tirana Jazz Festival – in late July; the second one during Nisville – from August 5 to August 12, and the third at the end of September in Sarajevo.

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