Zawinul Youth Jam Band

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  • Experience performances in the legendary youth jazz band, together with peers from Vienna and Lower Austria

  • Win the award for "Best Perfomer in the Band" in this year’s Joe Zawinul Awardshow

For Music Lovers

  • You are young, musical and between 8 and 14 years old?

  • You want to explore the world of jazz and pop in a playful way in the legendary band ...

  • ... and maybe even play a solo live on stage?

This Awaits You

  • New musical challenges, exciting concerts, new friendships, ...

  • Rehearsal weekends with top lecturers of the Music University Vienna & Zawinul Music School Gumpoldskirchen

  • Great & unforgettable experiences, invaluable experiences and just a jazzy time with lots and lots of music

Let’s go!

Do you have any further questions or is something unclear?
Feel free to contact us directly via e-mail at: office(AT)musikschule(DOT)gumpoldskirchen(DOT)at
or here via the contact form!

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Terms & conditions of applications

for the application as a member of the Zawinul Youth Jam Band

Please read the following requirements and conditions of participation carefully. Incorrect registrations will not be considered.

  1. The participant must be between 8 and 14 years old by September 1, 2024.
  2. The registration form must be filled in completely.
  3. The application must include an application video.
  4. An incomplete application will automatically not be considered.
  5. Registration deadline: December 8, 2023 at 11:59 pm (CEST)
  6. Additionally, note the video guidelines and song list below.
  7. Dates and prices are subject to change at the discretion of the Joe Zawinul Foundation for Achievement and the Zawinul Music School Gumpoldskirchen, especially to protect and promote the health of all participants

Video submission guidelines

Together with the application form, please submit an application video in which the participant performs 2 jazz standards from different styles from the song list below.

Video requirements:

  • Total length of the application video: maximum 5 minutes.
  • No existing video footage, video clips, YouTube videos, or other previously produced and/or broadcast footage may be used for the application video.
  • The video may be shot with any type of camera (including smartphone).
  • The video must be submitted as either an MP4 or MOV file. All other formats will be rejected.
  • Performance of two jazz standards from different styles.
  • Accompaniment (e.g. with piano, band, playback or similar) is allowed but not required.
  • The video may contain your own improvised solo. However, this is voluntary and does not lead to a preference of the applicant.
  • The participant must be clearly visible and audible on the video. The video must focus on the participant.
  • If you have any further questions about the video policy, please feel free to send us a message. To do so, go to the contact form.

Video Upload:

  • Only videos will be accepted that have been uploaded to WeTransfer.
  • The video must be uploaded to WeTransfer as a link. This link must be included in the registration form.
  • Applications by other means or by means of other file hosters will not be accepted. We only accept WeTransfer as a file hoster.
  • If you have any further questions regarding the uploading/sending of the application documents, you can always send us a message. To do so, go to the contact form.


The songs do not have to be played in the original key, but can be transported to any position and key. The application video must contain two songs, each from a different style.


  • Blue Monk
  • All Of Me
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Satin Doll
  • When The Saints Go Marchin’ In

Download Swing Leadsheets here!


  • Blue Bossa
  • Girl From Ipanema
  • Black Orpheus
  • Caravan
  • Bésame Mucho

Download Latin Leadsheets here!


  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  • Watermelon Man
  • Cantaloupe Island
  • Walk Tall
  • What A Wonderful World

Download Straight Leadsheets here!

Subject to change without notice.

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