As entering the 15th year, Taichung Jazz Festival has accumulated a profound cultural foundation of jazz music in Taiwan. In addition to making the festival become the premier annual event for jazz and drawing much attention from the international media, the Festival has inspired and encouraged many music lovers to appreciate and learn jazz. This year, Taichung Jazz Festival has also organized a series of activities, among which the competition for the “Golden Jazz Band Awards” provides a great opportunity for the jazz bands from all over the world to learn and improve through the exchange and competition. With the jazz band winners chosen every year, this competition helps maintain the vitality of jazz music in Taiwan.
This year, the competition has continued the previous way of selection, and has, for the first time, planned to announce the winners and present the awards right at the press conference in order to draw attention from both media and the public, making the competition more topical. Not only do the big bonuses attract jazz bands of potential to show their capabilities on the contest stage, but the winning bands are also given the opportunity for a live performance on the formal stages of Taichung Jazz Festival! Moreover, the winning bands will be given the privilege to join the Master Classes and learn directly from the international jazz masters, which will broaden their horizons and keep up with the international trends.