The 6th Edition Judging Panel – 2021

Geila Zilkha (vocalist, teacher) – Japan
Gegè Telesforo (musician, producer) – Italy
Patricia Johnston (producer & artist manager) – France
John Fenton (Jazz Journalists Association) New Zealand
Howard Mandel (president of the Jazz Journalists Association) – USA
Chris Hodgkins (producer, broadcaster for Jazz London Radio) – UK
Fernando R. de Mondesert (Jazz Journalist Association) – Dominican Republic
Hryar Attarian (journalist for All About Jazz) – USA
Arthur Satyan (musician, teacher) – Armenia
Eddie Bencton (writer, producer, professor) – USA
Marcela Breton (Jazz Journalist Association) – Colombia
Arnaldo DeSouterio (journalist, Producer, member of JJA) – Brazil
Debbie Mari (teacher at the UKZN – School of Music Jazz Studies) – South Africa
Jan Fritz (producer, editor) – Germany
Peter Slavid (broadcaster) – UK
Anna-Maria Nitschke (vocalist and songwriter) – Netherlands
Jan Granlie (editor Salt Peanuts) – Denmark
Jane Cornwell (journalist, writer) – Australia
Lofton Wheeler Emenari (broadcaster, writer) – USA
Jiaowei Hu (All about Jazz) – China
Loes Rusch (teacher at Conservatorium Van Amsterdam) – Netherlands
Virgil Mihaiu (writer) – Romania
Mirian Arbalejo (Jazz journalist) – Spain
Arlette Hovinga (Jazz in Europe) – Netherlands
Kornél Zipernovszky (Jazz Journalist) – Hungary
Jagadeesh Ramanujam Mudambi (Jazz teacher) – India
David Adler (music critic and journalist) – USA
Victor Ovchinnikov (Jazz Journalist) – Ukraine
Antonio Ciacca (pianist, composer) – USA
Anna Russkevych (Art director Jazz on the Dnieper) – Ukraine
Josef Woodard (Jazz journalist) – USA
Jean-Marie Doury (music journalist) – France

The 6th Edition winners – 2021

Pros & Amateurs’ Category
The jury prize for the best musician has been assigned to the israeli harmonica player Ariel Bart which presented the song “Colors Palette“.
Second Prize to the English Misha Mullov-Abbado for “The infamouse Grouse“.
Third Prize to Swedish Tolvan Big Band for “Interactions

Under 25 Category
The Jury prize for the best Under 25 (plus a one contract with Taklit) has been assigned to the Latvian guitarist Ella Zirina which presented the song “I love you Porgy”.
Second Prize (€ 500 plus a one year contract with JazzMedi& More) to the Belgian group Cobalt trioMilan’s Blues“.
Third Prize: Indonesian pianist Kasyfi Kalyasyena for“Change“.

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