The 8th Edition Judging Panel – 2022
John Fenton (New Zealand) – President of the Jury – blogger – Member of the Jazz Journalists Association,
Fernando Rodriguez de Mondesert (Dominican Republic) – Founder and Director of Jazz en Dominicana.
Howard Mandel (USA) – President of the Jazz Journalists Association,
Hiroki Sugita (Japan) – Director of jazz website “PJ Portrait in jazz”.
Andrea Keller (Australia) – musician, composer and improviser.
Jorge Grimaldos (Spain) – journalist and broadcaster
Tor Hammerø (Norway) – jazz journalist for Jazz Time Magazine
Boris Jourdain (France) – Booking agent for In Vivo Agency
Debbie Mari (South Africa) – Vocalist and pianist.
Alain Derbez (Mexico) – Poet, narrator, essayist, song writer and musician
Krzysztof Komorek (Poland) – jazz journalist, founder and editor of Donos kulturalny.
Kodi Hutchinson (Canada) – Artistic director Chronograph Records
Peter Slavid (UK) – broadcaster and journalist for London Jazz News.
Jan Fritz (Germany) – Founder of the agency JazzMedia & More
Vangelis Aragiannis (Greece) – Jazz journalist
Arnaldo DeSouteiro (Brazil) – Record Producer, Manager, Journalist, Publicist, member of Jazz Journalists Association;
Jagadeesh Ramanujam Mudambi (India) – Director of the Bangalore School of Musi,
Jason Lee (China) jazz journalist
Arthur Satyan (Armenia) – jazz pianist, composer and educator.
Marcela Breton (Colombia) – writer, member of the Jazz Journalists Association
Hrayr Attarian (USA) – Journalist for All About Jazz, Chicago Jazz Magazine and Jazziz.
Anna-Maria Nitschke (Netherlands) – Senior producer of the Jazz Department at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Geila Zilkha (Japan) – Jazz Vocalist, singer, songwriter, educator.
Eddie Becton (USA) – Writer, producer, broadcaster, and professor.
Kathryn Shackleton (UK) – booking agent for Watermill Jazz Club (UK)
Dubi Lenz (Israel) – Broadcaster, editor, artistic director of The Red Sea Jazz Festival –
Beatriz Ortega (Spain) – FeminaJazz Festival founder and producer,
Lars Thor Jensen (Denmark) – project manager at JazzDanmark
Jacopo Guidi (Italy) – Siena Jazz Artistic and Didactic Director,
Iliana Ilieva (Bulgaria) – Founder of Big Bang Booking & Management Agency
Mery Zimny (Poland) – jazz journalist – Co-founder of internet radio JAZZKULTURA.
Ralph Gluch (Switzerland) – booking-agent.
Ermanno Basso (Italy) – Producer and label manager
Adam Simmons (Australia) – Producer, Musician and editor for Dingo
Catherine Tackley (UK) – Vice President of the Royal Musical Association
Aya Al Azab (Poland) – Musicologist and journalist- Writer for Jazz Press magazine
Mirian Arbalejo (Spain) – jazz critic and autho – member of the Jazz Journalists Association
The 8th Edition winners – 2022
Pros & Amateurs category
1st place: Sandia Band (Israel) with the song “Sabres”
2nd place: Anthony Fung + Strings (USA) with the song “A call for peace“
Under 25’s category
1st place: Sasha Berliner 5et (USA) with the song “Shade of Jade“
2nd place: Tuva Halse 5et (Norway) with the song “Ambivalent“
The Web Community Prize’s went to Sandia Band (Israel) with the song “Sabres” for the Pros & Amateurs’ Category, for the Under 25 Category it went to David Luca Jazz Trio (Romania) with the song “A Night in Tunisia“
Best arrangement prize to Anthony Fung + Strings (USA) with the song “A call for peace“
Best original composition to Mindtree (Slovenia) with the song “Mindtrip“
Best soloist prize to the vibraphonist Sasha Berliner (USA)
Innovation prize to Thierry Maillard Trio Moog Project (France) with the song “Free as an eagle“