The 7th Edition Judging Panel – 2022

Fernando Rodriguez de Mondesert (Dominican Republic) – President of the Jury Member of the Jazz Journalists Association, Founder and Director of Jazz en Dominicana.
Howard Mandel (USA) – President of the Jazz Journalists Association
Hiroki Sugita (Japan) – Jazz journalist
Andrea Keller (Australia) – Composer and improviser.
Ermanno Basso (Italy) – producer and label manager
Adam Simmons (Australia) – Producer, Musician and editor
Irja Zeper (Netherlands) – Head of the Jazz Department at the Conservatorium Maastricht.
Jorge Grimaldos (Spain) – Film and television teacher and sound engineer
Rob Adams (Scotland) – Journalist, agent and publicist
Tor Hammerø (Norway) – jazz journalis and broadcaster
Boris Jourdain (France) – Booking agent for In Vivo Agency
Debbie Mari (South Africa) – Vocalist and pianist.
Alain Derbez (Mexico) – Song writer and musician
Krzysztof Komorek (Poland) – Journalist and editor of Donos kulturalny.
Kodi Hutchinson (Canada) – Chronograph Records
Francesco Bettini (Italy) –Artistic director Jazz Club Ferrara
Peter Slavid (UK) – Broadcaster and contributor for London Jazz News.
Jan Fritz (Germany) – Founder of the agency JAZZMEDIA & MORE and editor for diverse music magazines.
Vangelis Aragiannis (Greece) – Jazz journalist
Arnaldo DeSouteiro (Brazil) – Record Producer, Manager, Journalist, Composer;
Jagadeesh Ramanujam Mudambi (India) – Director of the Bangalore School of Music,
John Fenton (New Zealand) – Member of the Jazz Journalists Association
Jason Lee (China) – jazz journalist
Arthur Satyan (Armenia) – musician, composer and educator.
Marcela Breton (Colombia) – Member of the Jazz Journalists association
Hrayr Attarian (USA) – journalist for All About Jazz, Chicago Jazz Magazine and Jazziz.
Anna-Maria Nitschke (Netherlands) – Producer of the Jazz Department at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Lofton Wheeler Emenari (USA) – Writer, journalist, broadcast,
Geila Zilkha (Japan) – Jazz Vocalist, singer, songwriter, educator.
David R. Adler (USA) – Music critic and journalist, guitarist/singer and music educator.
Patricia Johnston (France) – Producer, co-founder Taklit Publishing & Production.
Eddie Becton (USA) – Writer, producer, broadcaster, professor.

The 7th Edition winners – 2022

Pros & Amateurs’ Category
1st place and “Best Soloist Prize”: Daniel Zamir (Israel) with the song “Hall of Culture
2nd place and “Best Original Composition Prize”: Dave Meder (USA) with the song “I Look for Religion in War (feat. Philip Dizack)

Under 25 Category
1st place and “Innovation Prize”: Bliss Quintet (Norway) with the song “Dramaqueen
2nd place: Quartz (France) with the song “Dame de Coeur

The Web Community Prize’s went to Yagi Takayuki (Japan) for the song “Jazz Tokio Blues” for the Pros & Amateurs’ Category, for the Under 25 Category it went to Mykhailo Mendelenko (Ukraine) for the song “Straight street

Other Prizes
“Innovation Prize” and “Best Arrangement Prize”: Diasporan Queens (UK) with the song “L’esprit de Joie”
Special Prizes
Offered by:
Paul Peace for Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
Patricia Johnston for Taklit Agency
Jan Fritz for Jazz Media & More Agency