4th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2017


The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Music Information Center and Rialto Theatre organize the 4th Cyprus Jazz & World Music Showcase 2017 on 24 & 25 November at Rialto Theatre in Limassol.

The main mission of the event is to offer a platform of artistic expression to musicians and bands who are active in the broader field of improvisational music by presenting, in two days, a comprehensive and dynamic picture of contemporary Cypriot musical creation to Cypriots as well as to professionals from abroad.

International festival organisers and professionals from the international music industry will be invited to this event to meet and acquaint themselves with the Cypriot music scene. The event primarily aims at the future involvement of Cypriot artists in international festivals and overseas organisations, thus creating a platform for exchanging artists' experience and practice on an international level. As with last year, discussions with music industry experts will be organised, which shall focus on keeping the Cypriot musicians updated on the structures and operational mechanisms of the international music industry but also the development of the educational part of the Showcase in cooperation with the music schools.

To this purpose, all interested bands are invited to send their APPLICATION FORM by 22 September 2017 to the email address ntiac@rialto.com.cy.

The interested parties can find the application form as well as the terms of participation on the Cultural Services website (enimerosi.moec.gov.cy/e/apy).

Applications will be evaluated by a committee established by the Organisers and the selected bands will be invited to a meeting where the stages to follow will be discussed. 



  1. The bands participate in the festival with authentic and original music in the broader field of improvisational music (jazz, world, ethnic, electro etc.).

  2. Each participating musician will receive a nominal fee of €150. Organisers will assume and cover production expenditure, front-of-house (FOH) and foldback mixing, lighting, printed material and promotion. Travel, accommodation expenses, meals etc. will not be covered. No musician is allowed to participate in more than two bands, in which case the nominal fee increases to €200.

  3. The participating bands will be assigned by a review and selection committee, formed by the organisers. A maximum number of ten (10) bands will perform. Organisers may select a band to perform to any parallel event as part of the Showcase.

  4. The composition of each band’s member must be consistent with the application form (i.e. name and surname - musical instrument). A musician may not participate in more than two bands.

  5. The program and order of appearance of each band is determined by the organisers. Each performance will not exceed 30 minutes.

  6. Participating bands will also take part in the educational program of the event.

  7. Concerts are recorded, taped and photographed under the responsibility of the organisers who may use the relevant material for promotional purposes (not for

    commercial use). Each band will be given a copy of said material.