After the successful 2022 edition, B-Jazz International Contest is back this year with something new.

Muziekmozaïek, Leuven Jazz and De JazzOntspooring are cooperating in their search for young jazz talent that’s ready to perform on international stages and festivals.

Together we organise a preliminary round during which 8 bands compete for a place in the finals of B-Jazz 2023. On Saturday March 4 you can find us at De JazzOntspooring in CC Het Spoor (Harelbeke) and on Friday March 17 we’ll be in the Stadsschouwburg during the Leuven Jazz festival. During each preliminary round at these beautiful venues, each night four young bands will present themselves and their repertoire to the public and to the jury. Two of them advance to the finals in the second half of 2023.

Do these impressively good circumstances to play sound as music to your ears? Are you and your band members not older than thirty years? Apply before 31 January 2023 via

Be aware: the preliminary round of B-Jazz 2022 is only open to musicians with the Belgian nationality and/or musicians who have their permanent residence in Belgium.

Good luck and see you at B-Jazz!