A prestigious jury will evaluate applications according to the following criteria:
- As demonstrated by the work samples submitted, and
- The band’s vision statement and record of emerging professional achievement.
- The significance of the band’s participation in DCJazzPrix as it relates to the band’s professional experience level and trajectory, and
- The value of a year-long association with DC JazzFest as a significant catalyst for the band to: sustain its membership, apply itself to business acumen support, and create additional performance and career opportunities.
Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. There is a $49 fee per band entry.