Announcement of results of TJC2018

Thailand Jazz Competition 2018

Jazz Ensemble Competition

1ST Place : 70,000.-THB cash prize : Rangkaen
2nd Place : Competition Certificate and 35,000.-THB cash prize : Sussiang
3rd Place: Competition Certificate and 20,000.-THB cash prize : Untold
2 consolation prize: Competition Certificate and 5,000.- THB cash prize : Love You Like Blue and Captain James II-V-I

Jazz Big Band Competition

100,000.-THB cash prize and competition certificate:
Ramkhamhaeng University Demonstration School (Elementary Level)

2nd Place : Competition Certificate and 50,000.- THB cash prize
Ratwinit Bangkaeo School

3rd Place: Competition Certificate and 20,000.-THB cash prize
Matthayom Sangkeet Witthaya  Bangkok school

4rd Place: Competition Certificate and  10,000 .-THB cash prize
Horwang School

Outstanding Musicians
PETCHPOOM PETCHKAEW Electric Guitar from Rangkaen
THANAPONG ANANTAKUL Drums  from Rangkaen
ROYKHIEN WANGLERT Piano from Captain James II-V-I
NATTAKIT THANAPOONSAWAD Tenor Saxophone from Sussiang
RARUKCHON PIYACHOTISAKULCHAI Drums from Ramkhamhaeng University Demonstration School (Elementary Level)

Announcement of semi-finalists

Announcement of semi-finalists : Jazz ensembles

  1. Anunda
  2. Captian James ii-V-I
  3.  Forty Eight
  4. Love you like blue
  5. Parrot at TMBK
  6. Rangkaen
  7.  Smoke Dog
  8.  Sus Siang
  9. Tell me when U cancel
  10.  The Thousand Horses
  11.  Thro Sorn
  12. Untold
  13.  Yellow Cat

Announcement of finalists : Jazz Big Band

  1. The Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng University
  2. Ratwinit Bangkaeo School
  3. Matthayom Sangkeet Wittaya Bangkok School
  4. Horwang School

Rules & Regulations TJC2018

Thailand’s most prestigious jazz competition 2018
Apply now – February 28, 2018

The 2 Categories for the competition include:
Jazz Ensembles Competition
Jazz Big Band Competition

Semifinals : April 6, 2018
Finals: April 7, 2018
at Multi – Function Room, 1st Floor, Bangkok Art & Culture Centre

Since its establishment the Jazz Department at Silpakorn University has been involved in a variety of educational and performance oriented activities at both the domestic and international levels. In 2005 we initiated a highly acclaimed “Thailand Jazz Competition” (TJC) This is the premier jazz competition in Thailand under the patronage of His Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej. As the first of its kind in the country, the contest has received broad attention from jazz musicians and audiences alike across the country. Silpakorn University is proud to announce the 2018 Thailand Jazz Competition will be held at Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) in Bangkok from Friday the 6th of April through Saturday the 7th of April.
1. Categories

1.1 Jazz Ensembles Competition 4-7 participants
1.2 Jazz Big Band Competition 17-25 participants

2. Prizes Entire prizes of 310,000 .-THB

2.1 Jazz Ensembles Competition

1st Place:  Competition Certificate and 70,000.-THB cash prize
2nd Place: Competition Certificate and 35,000.-THB cash prize
3rd Place: Competition Certificate and 20,000.-THB cash prize

2.2 Jazz Big Band Competition

1st Place: Competition Certificate and 100,000.-THB cash prize
2nd Place: Competition Certificate and 50,000.-THB cash prize
3rd Place: Competition Certificate and 20,000.-THB cash prize
4th Place: Competition Certificate and 10,000.-THB cash prize
5th Place: Competition Certificate and 5,000.-THB cash prize

3. Schedule

Application Dateline: February 28, 2018
Announcement of Semifinalists March 5, 2018
Semifinals : April 6, 2018 at Multi – Function Room, 1st Floor, Bangkok Art & Culture Center
Finals: April 7,2018 at Multi – Function Room, 1st Floor, Bangkok Art & Culture Center

4. Eligibility

4.1 Jazz Ensemble Competition

1. Each ensemble is composed of 4-7 participants
2. All participants must not be under any third party contracts with record labels domestically or internationally.
3. Only 2 winners from Thailand Jazz Competition 2017 are allowed to participate in the same ensemble for 2018 competition.

4.2 Jazz Big Band Competition

4.2.1 Each big band is composed of 17-25 participants which includes the following:

• 17 Required Instruments
• 4 Rhythm Section : Drums, Guitar, Bass and Piano
• 13 Brass and Woodwind Section which includes the following
• 5 Saxophone Section (2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax and 1 Baritone Sax)
• 4 Trombone Section
• 4 Trumpet Section
• 2 Optional Instruments which are:
• 1 Vocalist
• 1 Soloist

4.2.2 1 Band Conductor (No eligibility)
4.2.3 All participants must be a valid students from the same high school which currently is in less than a 12th grade or equivalent.
4.2.4 Each big band must apply on behalf of the school in which application form and student eligibility form must be verified from a school president. Each school can only submit 1 big band.

bigband-stage
*Technical rider and musician placement apply to all participants.

5. Rules and Performance Requirements

5.1 Jazz Ensembles Competition
Audition Round
1. Applicants must submit 2 video presentations in youtube link
2. Combined duration of 2 video presentations must not exceed 15 minutes. The selection of the semifinalists will be based on the audio presentation, the resume, and the application form.
 • Required Piece : Choose one from below:
  1. The Moontrane : Wood Show
  2. Driftin : Herbie Hancock
  3. Nica’s Dream : Horace Silver
  4. Shaw’Nuff : Dizzy Grillespie
  5. Like someone in love : Jimmy Van Heusen
• Original Composition
 3. Semifinalists and Finalists must be the original applicants with no change in instrumentation
4. The selection of semifinalists and finalists will be based on 2016 competition judges.
Semifinal Round
1. Each entrant must perform the exact same 2 songs as the audio presentations totalling not more than  15 minutes in length.
2. The selection of finalists will be based on the evaluation by the 2016 competition judges.

Final Round

1. Each entrant must perform 2 pieces of music (from below) within 15-minute length

 • Required Piece (choose one from below)
1. Celia : Bud Powell
2. Along Cฟme Betty : Benny Golson
3. Airegin : Sonny Rollins
4. Night and Day : Cole Porter
5. Recorda Me : Joe Henderson

• Original Composition (must be the exact same song from the audition round)

   5.2 Jazz Big Band Competition
 Final Round
1.The combined duration of the 2 audio presentations must not exceed 20 minutes. The selection of the semifinalists will be based on the audio presentation, the resume, and the application form.
 • His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s compositions (Choose one from below)
1. Echo/ Arr. Asst Prof Dr. Saksri Vongtaradon
2. Lullaby / Arr. Asst Prof Dr. Saksri Vongtaradon
3. Magic Beam / Arr. Asst Prof Dr. Saksri Vongtaradon
4. Still on my mind / Arr. Asst Prof Dr. Saksri Vongtaradon
5. Oh I Say / Arr. Asst Prof Dr. Saksri Vongtaradon
6. Love / Arr. Asst Prof Dr. Saksri Vongtaradon
• Jazz Big Band (Choose one from Below)
1. Flight of the foo bird / Count Basie
2. Cute / Neal Hefti
3. A Child is Born / Thad Jones
4. The more I see you / Count Basie
5. I remember clifford arranged by Sammy nestico
6. Big Dipper / Thad Jones
6. Judging Criteria
6.1 Jazz Ensembles Competition
100 points for Semifinals and Finals which is divided into the following:
Ensembles (60)
1. Overall Tone quality
Consider: resonance control, clarity, focus, consistency, warmth, articulation.
2. Intonation
Consider: within ensemble, accuracy to printed pitches.
3. Rhythmic feel
Consider: pulse, accuracy of note and rest values, duration, swing feel.
4.Balance, blend
Consider: awareness of ensemble, accompaniment.
5.Interpretation
Consider: style, arrangements, expressiveness, sensitivity, emotional involvement.
6. Technique
Consider: attacks, releases, control of ranges, accuracy, musical skill.
Rhythm Section (20)
1. Time
Consider: dynamic, texture.
2. Comping, fills
Consider: creative responsibility.
Solos (20)
1. Improvisation
Consider: choice of notes, appropriate solos, changes, within style.
2. Creativity,
musicianship, mood, expression
6.2 Jazz Big Band Competition
100 points for Semifinals and Finals which is divided into the following:
Ensembles (60)
1. Overall Tone quality
Consider: resonance control, clarity, focus, consistency, warmth, articulation.
2. Intonation
Consider: within ensemble, accuracy to printed pitches.
3. Rhythmic feel
Consider: pulse, accuracy of note and rest values, duration, swing feel.
4.Balance, blend
Consider:, awareness of ensemble, accompaniment.
5.Interpretation
Consider: style, arrangements, expressiveness, sensitivity, emotional involvement.
6. Technique
Consider: attacks, releases, control of ranges, accuracy, musical skill.
Rhythm Section (20)
1. Time
Consider: dynamic, texture.
2. Comping, fills
Consider: creative responsibility.
Solos (20)
1. Improvisation
Consider: choice of notes, appropriate solos, changes, within style.
2. Creativity,
musicianship, mood, expression
7. Penalty
1. 1 point will be deducted for every 10 seconds there performance exceeds the duration limit.
2. The entrant may disqualified at any time if the terms and conditions contained herein have not been fully met.
8. Instrumentation
8.1 Jazz Ensembles Competition and Jazz Big Band Competition
1. 1 Jazz Drumset
Bass Drums 20×14 Floor Tom 14×14 Tom 12×8 Tom 10×7 Snare 14×5.5 Snare Stand Cymbal Stand x3 Hihat Stand Drum Throne
2. 2 Amplifier Guitar
3. 1 Amplifier Bass
4. 1 Acoustic Piano / Digital Piano
9. Applications
9.1 Jazz Ensemble Competition please go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3X3teJTf6yhSwyb1ZKGFpAJCsFpHAGT2MJX4ogg0FshEYVw/viewform
9.2  Jazz Big Band Competition please download your application form at >>> Jazz Big Band APPLICATION << Click
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4V8IF0fN26_sneSrTW-to9_14fR91GTCpciOUt0PJB4r2Yg/viewform