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The NOMM365 International Band Contest

New Orleans Music Meeting (NOMM) is an exciting new initiative to celebrate the greatness of jazz music. Part of it is an annual International Band Contest. Band registration is open now.

NEWS: Due to all the restrictions related to the Covid-19 outbreak, the original date for the contest's live finals has been postponed to a later date. We really don't know yet when it will be, or even where. We'll start planning that immediately as soon as the situation improves and bans are raised. Obviously, we'll let you know on this website and by email to all the bands that have already registered. We hope you'll understand!

Deadline for registration postponed until further notice

New Orleans

Your band will be competing for an amazing trip with your band to New Orleans. Yes, We’ll fly you down there, show you the great places and your band will perform in a famous Frenchman street jazzclub, attent workshops tailored to your wishes and we’ll record a mini-documentary about your band in New Orleans that we’ll promote through our NOMM365 channels!

Win a trip

Best soloist

The Best Solo Award

Also the jury will decide what solo inspired them most. Even if a musician doesn’t play in the winning band, he or she can still play an amazing solo. That will not be unrewarded.

There always is a band that doesn’t win, but somehow managed to impress the jury anyway. Maybe they were the most fun band to hear or see play. Or they played great but something was missing in their performance. We’ll know it when the finals are over. That band will get the special appreciation award, which we will see as an encouragement to follow up on the advice as given by the jury. Also, the winning band will be offered a stage to perform at the 2021 edition of the New Orleans Music Meeting!

Every finalist already is a winner by the fact alone they’ve made it to the finals. Every finalist will be offered a workshop or masterclass by renowned New Orleans musicians and every finalist can use the ‘Nomm365 International Band Contest Finalist 2020’ in their promotional materials.

The band that has entered the finale by public votes in the online pre-rounds will receive the Public Panel Award.