The participants of the SIBIU JAZZ COMPETITION

The second most important Jazz Festival from Sibiu will bring together, for two days, 8 bands of young musicians, from seven countries. Relesed în 1979, Sibiu Jazz Competition is the most long-standing international jazz contest, and it will take place between November 3rd and 4th, at Thalia Hall Sibiu.


After last edition, when Sibiu Jazz competition took place separately from the famous Jazz Festival, this year, Sibiu Jazz Competition for young artists around the world attracted interest again. Bands from Italy, South Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Colombia, Hungary and Romania will perform on the stage of the Thalia Hall on Saturday, November 3rt, and Sunday, November 4th, to show their talent and delight the audience with their creative compositions.


The jury of the Competition had a difficult mission, selecting the best artists over more than 50 that applied for Sibiu Jazz Competition.

On Sibiu Jazz Competition 2018 will perform:

  • Vittorio Esposito Trio featuring Gabriel Marciano (Italy)
  • Blewitt (Italy)
  • Sol Jang International Project (South Korea, The Netherlands)
  • Marcin Pater Trio (Poland)
  • Doi de Jazz (Colombia /Romania)
  • INEFFABLE (Romania / Hungary)
  • SPA Jazz Band (Romania)
  • On the Fly (Romania / Colombia)


”Sibiu Jazz Competition has grow and  became the second most important Jazz Festival of Sibiu, and we are proud of its recognition that young jazz artists around the world offer to this event. I experienced lots of great moments during the selection of the participants. We have discovered, among the over 50 applications received, delightful young artists, extraordinarily talented and well-trained. We invite you to enjoy thems performances on November 3rd and 4th, al Sibiu Jazz Competition”said Simona Maxim, Executive Director of the Sibiu Jazz Festival Foundation, the organizer of the event.

The acces at the concerts is free and all the concerts will be LIVEstreamed of our Facebook Page  and official website

Sibiu Jazz Competition is a Sibiu Jazz Festival Foundation event, organized with the help of the County Council of Sibiu, Sibiu City Hall,  University Cultural Center of Sibiu, Philharmonic of Sibiu.

Partners: Aria, Ambient, Iony Group, Hermania, Sobis.