jury B-Jazz 2017

Two finalists chosen by the jury and the public will be supplemented with 4 wildcards (the winner of Getxo Jazz Festival 2016 (Spain), a band via Saint Louis College of Music (Rome, Italy), a band via Amersfoort Jazz Festival (Netherlands) and the winner of Jong Jazztalent Gent (Belgium)). These are the six finalists of B-Jazz 2017 and they will be judged by a professional, international jury.

This jury selects the winner of B-Jazz as well as the ‘Best Bassplayer’. The jury also hands out the ‘SABAM Culture Prize’ to the finalist that performs the best interpretation of the obligatory composition.

For the final, the members of the jury are:

foto_Jan_Formannoy_vierkant_klein  Jan Formannoy (NL)
chairman of the jury / guitarist / guitar teacher at Conservatorium Maastricht


foto_Leon_Lhoest_3_vierkant_klein  Leon Lhoëst (NL)
pianist, composer & arranger / lecturer general theory subjects at School of Arts/Koninklijk Conservatorium Ghent and at Conservatorium Maastricht


  Sabine Kuehlich (DE)
singer, saxophone player & composer / jazz voice teacher & coordinator vocal department at Conservatorium Maastricht


foto_Fernando_Iza_San_Miguel_vierkant_klein  Fernando Iza San Miguel (ES)
representative of Getxo International Jazz Festival


  Gianni Di Renzo (IT)
drummer / jazz drums teacher at Saint Louis College of Music


  Susan Leliveld (NL)
project manager ‘internationalization’ for Rabobank Amersfoort Jazz 2017


foto_Patrick_Mortier_vierkant_klein  Patrick Mortier (BE)
musician, producer & publisher / representative of Sabam for Culture


foto_Filip_Verneert_vierkant_klein  Filip Verneert (BE)
secretary of the jury / musician / director of Muziekmozaïek Folk & Jazz vzw


The jury provides no oral or written communication concerning their decisions.
The decisions of the jury are final and undiscussable.