The finals of the 43rd edition will be organized during the 30th edition of Jazz in ‘t Park in Ghent, from Thursday, September 7 to Saturday, September 9, 2023, in the Voorhavenpark.
The two Belgian winners of the preliminary rounds will compete against four international acts. The winner will walk away with the Grand Prix Albert Michiels, named after the founder of the competition, and will get playing opportunities on international stages. In this way, Muziekmozaïek and the City of Ghent want to give young jazz talent a boost.
Everyone is welcome to come and watch the final live, spread over the first three days of Jazz in ‘t Park, Ghent’s free jazz festival.
“In its 30-year existence, Jazz in ‘t Park has always paid attention to emerging talent alongside big names. Emerging talent that often later grew into a big name. With this collaboration, Jazz in ‘t Park puts extra effort into that hallmark.”
Bram Van Braeckevelt, alderman of Festivities, City of Ghent
“I have had a big heart for Jazz in ‘t Park from the beginning. A free, high-level festival in a friendly atmosphere, perfect for bringing more people into contact with jazz and giving playing opportunities to promising and established musicians. Our collaboration will only strengthen this.”
Filip Verneert, managing director Muziekmozaïek vzw