How to Participate


Sign up for Swing Central Jazz today!

>Download the SCJ 2018 Interest Form

Swing Central Jazz has three rounds


    When you submit an Interest Form (via fax, email, or snail mail), you will be eligible to receive a free copy of a new arrangement by Alphonso Horne of Cole Porter’s tune “Night and Day”. You can submit the Interest Form at any time, but bands who submit on or before September 8th will get access to an electronic copy of the chart on Monday, September 11th. No obligation to attend Swing Central Jazz or to submit an audition recording is required at this point.

  2. ROUND TWO: Submit an Audition Recording

    If you would like to be considered as one of the twelve finalists, submit a recording of your band playing “Night and Day” and a tune of your choice. Recordings may be submitted as CDs or as digital files. The deadline for the recording is November 10, 2017. Make sure to read the Recording Guidelines.
    icon-document Download the recording submission form

  3. ROUND THREE: Attend Swing Central Jazz at the Savannah Music Festival in Savannah, Georgia

    After you submit your recording, a blind panel of judges will select the top twelve bands to attend Swing Central Jazz at the Savannah Music Festival, April 4 – 6, 2018. Here the bands will attend workshops and individual band clinics, see festival performances, and play in three public performances for festival audiences. Swing Central Jazz concludes with the competition day and finale performance with the top three bands.

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