jury B-Jazz 2018


A jury judges all applications and once done they choose the best out of them.
These bands are then accompanied by the bands that the international network of B-Jazz selects to take part in the finals.

During the finals the members of the international professional jury judge all six finalists.
They pay attention to (amongst others) technical skills, diversity, individuality and originality.
The interpretation of the obligated composition (‘The One Step‘ by Peter Hertmans) gets also judged.

The members of the jury for the preselection are:

Peter Hertmans Belgium

guitarist, composer, coordinator of the jazz departmentof LUCA | School of Arts (Leuven, Belgium) and teacher jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium)
Maarten Weyler Belgium

chairman of the music education & training at School of Arts/Royal Conservatory Gent (Belgium) and teacher at the Istanbul University State Conservatory (Turkey)

For the finals the members of the jury are:

Matti Austen Netherlands

co-programmer Amersfoort Jazz Festival / International Laureate Festival / Amersfoort Jazz Heritage Walks
Giovanni Candia Italy

educator jazz guitar and theoretical subjects at Saint Louis College of Music (Rome, Italy)
Jan Formannoy Netherlands

guitarist and main subject teacher guitar at Maastricht Conservatory (Netherlands) / chairman of the B-Jazz jury
Peter Hertmans Belgium

guitarist, composer, coordinator of the jazz departmentof LUCA | School of Arts (Leuven, Belgium) and teacher jazz guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium)
Sabine Kühlich Germany

singer, composer and teacher jazz vocals at the Jazz Voice Hochschule für Musik Würzburg in Germany
Leon Lhoëst Netherlands

pianist, composer/arranger, editor for Jazzmozaïek magazine and teacher at the Conservatories of Gent (Belgium) and Maastricht (Netherlands)
Teresa Luján Spain

teacher jazz vocals at the Superior Conservatory of Music of Navarra (Spain)
Patrick Mortier Belgium

musician, producer and publisher / representative for Sabam (for Culture)
Filip Verneert Belgium

musician / representative for Muziekmozaïek Folk & Jazz / secretary of the jury