Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions that may still impact international participants, the next competition will be held in 2022. Please keep checking back for updates.

Carinthia Jazz,

Welcome to the home of the Carinthian International Jazz Award (CIJA) saxophone competition, festival, educational event, and symposium.

Our mission is to culturally enrich and diversify the carinthian cultural landscape by creating performace opportunities, facilitating the exchange of ideas, and enabling scholarly dicourses and publications – all pertaining to jazz.

The CIJA is held at the beautifully restored cloister ruins (as seen above) in Arnoldstein, Austria. For the 2021 edition of the CIJA we hope to extend our palette and include locations in Villach as well.

On this page you can

CARINTHIA IS GORGEOUS…see for yourself below