11. - 17. AUG 2024
Oslojazz Talent

Oslojazz Talent

Oslojazz Talent is Oslo Jazz Festival's talent initiative, a continuation of the Nordic Showcase that has been in existence since 2015. Previous bands that have participated include Kongle Trio, General Post Office, Why Kai, Damata, Grossband, and Schemes.

The initiative is aimed at bands/projects consisting of music students at college and university level. Oslojazz Talent aims to provide an extra push in the careers of ambitious young jazz musicians in the early stages of their careers.

Each year, selected bands perform for the festival's jazz-loving audience, and this year the concerts will be held at some of the capital's most vibrant venues: Herr Nilsen, Becco, and Blå. In addition to showcase concerts on the festival program, the talent initiative includes concerts with a social profile, masterclasses, industry courses, and four days of festival atmosphere!

What do you get as a participant in Oslojazz Talent:

  • Travel to and from Oslo
  • Accommodation in Oslo
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the stay
  • Festival pass
  • Showcase concerts
  • Concerts with a social profile
  • Masterclasses at the Norwegian Academy of Music
  • All bands will be presented by Oslo Jazz Festival to other festivals in Norway

What we expect from participants:

  • Attendance at all activities during the festival week
  • All band members are available from August 14th to 17th, 2024

Please note that Oslojazz Talent is not a paid program. Oslojazz Talent is supported by Talent Norway, the Bergesen Foundation, and Yamaha.

Apply here.

The application deadline for 2024 is April 5th.

Former Oslojazz Talent band/artist-participants:

  • Bangkok Lingo
  • Bêl
  • Bliss Quintet
  • Brainchild
  • Christopher Quartet
  • Damata
  • Dykdypp
  • Firvel
  • Franklin
  • Gard Hvammen Trio
  • Gard Kronborg Group
  • General Post Office
  • Grossband
  • Hogne Kleiberg Kvartett
  • Ísa
  • Joakim Rainer Trio
  • Juniper Tree
  • Juno
  • Kongle Trio
  • Leirblaa
  • Lightning Trio
  • Majorstuen Ørkenbluesensemble
  • Master Oogway
  • Miriam Kibakaya Concept
  • Moksha
  • Mona Krogstad Quartet
  • Naema
  • Neptune’s habit
  • PESH
  • Rohey
  • Schemes
  • Svaneborg Kardyp
  • tuvahalseband
  • Wacemakers
  • Why Kai

Photo: Gard Kronborg Group by Anna Rosenlund