Jazz FM Radio has launched a new initiative - "Jazz across the country", which aims to discover, support and present the brightest jazz musicians in Bulgaria. The campaign plans to travel around the country, and this year the search begins in northeastern Bulgaria and the districts of Varna, Dobrich, Shumen and Targovishte. The campaign will end with live concerts and a presentation of the finalists on the radio and online.
Starting from May 5, the radio announced a casting in which everyone had to send photos, a short description of the artist/band and audio or video recording of an original performance by e-mail to email@example.com.
The finalists selected in this year's edition will have the opportunity to participate in live concerts, which will take place on June 9 and 10 in Varna. As part of the concert program from 18:00 to 21:00, individual concerts of the participants will be held, as well as interviews with jazz performers on site in front of an audience and live on Jazz FM. The hosts of the event will be Svetoslav Nikolov and Tanya Ivanova - host of the show "Afternoon Improvisations". They have prepared a dynamic program that will present the musicians in depth both on the radio and through live streaming online on the radio's Facebook page.
The ambition of the initiative "Jazz across the country" is to be held annually, and each year Jazz FM will choose one host city, where musicians from several areas in the country will have the opportunity to perform. In the coming years, the radio will aim to tour other regions of Bulgaria, gradually revealing to the widest possible audience the widest possible palette of jazz musicians.