The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad: 10 Quartets needed to travel the world.
Applications due 11.01.2010.
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Jazz at Lincoln Center is looking for new Jazz/Blues/Cajun/Gospel/Hip hop/Bluegrass/Zydeco quartets! The new quartets will be chosen from a national pool of candidates in a highly competitive two-part selection process. Applications received by the mandated deadline are first reviewed in a blind screening by an independent panel of leading musician-educators. Selected groups are invited to live auditions for a second independent panel, including respected musician-educators and representatives from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Each season, ten ensembles are selected to tour on the Rhythm Road. For more informations, follow this link;

Application timeline for 2011:

November 1, 2010
Application deadline

December 17, 2010
Selected ensembles invited to live auditions in New York City and New Orleans.

January 16–18, 2011
Audition in NYC (Ensembles must be available during this period)

January 20–21, 2011
Audition in New Orleans (Ensembles must be available during this period)

January 28, 2011
Announcement of finalist ensembles for the 2011/12 Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad season

April–June 2011 & September 2011–February 2012
Finalist ensembles perform domestically and embark on international tours