Fifth Annual Jazz Trombone Day
Saturday, March 23, 2024
The 2024 UNT JTBN Day will be a hybrid event! There will be both in-person and virtual elements to the 2024 edition of the event. This event is 100% Free and Open to the Public to attend! If you’d like to be a part of the event and interact with our Guest Artists on Zoom, please email email@example.com to save your place for the event! If you’d just like to watch, bookmark our UNT JTBN Day Website, where the stream will be live on Saturday, March 23rd
We can’t wait to share what should truly be the BEST trombone event of 2024!
Bookmark this page to watch the stream live!
2024 Guest Artist - Steve Turre!
Celebrating the Music and Legacy of JJ Johnson, in honor of what would have been his 100th Birthday Year!
TENTATIVE 2024 JTBN DAY Schedule!
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!
Competition Prize Sponsors:
Stay tuned for updates to our 2024 Competition Prizes!
First Prize: TBD
Third Prize: TBD
2024 is the fifth edition of the UNT International Jazz Trombone Competition.
Open to jazz trombonists ages 30 and younger, this competition aims to bring the top young artists in the world together to share musical ideas and to inspire other young trombonists to pursue their craft at the highest levels.
Apply to the UNT Jazz Trombone Competition through Acceptd (https://app.getacceptd.com/untmusicworkshops), then follow the steps below:
Select ‘Jazz’ as your Area in the "Start an Application" box beneath the UNT logo
Select your ‘Jazz Trombone Competition’ as your Program
Click on the green “Apply to…” box to begin the application
Eligibility: The UNT Jazz Trombone Competition is open to any trombonist age 30 and under (as of the submission deadline) who does NOT currently have a recording contract with any record label.
Submission Deadline is 11:59PM December 1st, 2024
Prizes: Three finalists will be chosen to perform at the UNT Jazz Trombone Day in Denton, TX on Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 to compete in the live round of the competition.
All Finalists of the UNT Jazz Trombone Competition will receive:
- Roundtrip Airfare Reimbursement (up to $300) and Accommodations for JTBN Day 2024
- Performance Opportunity during JTBN Day 2024
First Prize: TBD; $1000/year Scholarship to attend UNT (toward a degree with Jazz Trombone concentration at the bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level)
Second Prize: TBD ; $1000/year Scholarship to attend UNT (toward a degree with Jazz Trombone concentration at the bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level)
Third Prize: TBD ; $1000/year Scholarship to attend UNT (toward a degree with Jazz Trombone concentration at the bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level)
CONTINUING for 2024!
UNDER 18 Category!
ONE WINNER will be selected from the 18 and Under Category for a Virtual Concert Feature, as well as $1000/year Scholarship to attend UNT (toward a degree with Jazz Trombone concentration at the bachelor's level)
UNT Jazz Trombone Competition Repertoire Requirements:
Using the official submission form, entrants must provide proof of age and links to three recordings.
Entrants should submit three contrasting pieces by submitting one piece in each of the following categories:
- Medium Swing
- Ballad OR Medium Straight Eighth Note (Bossa/etc)
- Uptempo Swing
Entrants are encouraged to submit repertoire that demonstrates the following:
- Facility in multiple styles and approaches
- Proficiency at navigating harmonic progressions
- Sound and musical identity (original compositions are welcomed)
The total duration of the three combined selections must not exceed 10 minutes. Recordings may be faded in and out as necessary to highlight the soloist. Recordings must not be commercially released. Submission procedures:
All submissions will be accepted via clicking this Official Entry Form.
***PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE VOLUME OF SUBMISSIONS INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR ALL ENTRIES***