B-Jazz International Contest is organised by Muziekmozaïek – in collaboration with the cultural center 30CC, OPEK and café Entrepot – as part of the Leuven Jazz festival.

Based on the qualifications and final, the jury chooses the winners.

The winner of the ‘Grand Prize Albert Michiels‘ gets the chance to play concerts at Getxo Jazz Festival 2017 (Spain), at Saint Louis College of Music (Rome, Italy), at Amersfoort Jazz Festival (Netherlands) and on the Druivenfestival (Hoeilaart, Belgium).

In addition there is a prize for best bassplayer and a prize for the best performance of the mandatory composition (= winning composition of the B-Jazz Composition Contest 2017).

By encouraging young talented musicians and to grant them the attention and support they need, B-Jazz holds on to its main ambition: to encourage jazz (musicians) and contribute to the cultural development and future of our society.