JUDGES

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Peter Sundberg (Denmark)
Peter Sundberg (Denmark)
Founder and CEO of Giant Sheep Music and Publishing, Sund Sound Recording Studio, and Radio Hørsholm 98.6, with a background in sales at Warner Music Denmark, Metronome Records and CBS Records Denmark.
 
 
Geila Kilkha (Japan)
Geila Zilkha (Japan)

Jazz Vocalist, singer, songwriter, educator
Born and raised in Kobe, Japan. Now based in Tokyo.  Geila was born half Israeli and Japanese. Attended Canadian Academy International School, then graduated Berklee College of Music in 1991. 

Eddie Becton (USA)
Eddie Becton (USA)

Eddie Becton is an author with over twenty years of jazz experience as a writer, producer, broadcaster, and professor.  He taught History of Jazz in America at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, as well as other courses in the African American 

Adam Simmons (Australia)
Adam Simmons (Australia)
Producer, Musician and editor for Dingo (Australian Jazz Journal). Originally from Ballarat, Adam plays saxophones, clarinets, flutes, shakuhachi, fujara, toys and graduated from Victorian College of the Arts in 1992. 
Marcela Breton (Colombia)
Marcela Breton (Colombia)

Marcela Breton is a Colombian-born jazz and literary critic. She is the editor of Hot and Cool : Jazz Short Stories and Rhythm and Revolt : Tales of the Antilles. Her work has appeared in various periodicals, including,

Joachim Schönecker (Netherlands)
Joachim Schönecker (Germany)
He has been teaching jazz guitar and ensemble classes at the 'Hochschule für Musik und Theater' in Leipzig, at the 'Hochschule für Musik Saar' in Saarbrücken and the 'Hochschule für Musik ‘Theater und Medien Hannover' and the 'Institut für Musik der Hochschule Osnabrück'. Since 2016 he is teaching at the 'Maastricht Conservatory '.
 
Patricia Johnston (France)
Patricia Johnston (France)

Producer, co-founder Taklit Publishing & Production. A graduate in International Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle, Patricia co-runs Taklit, an agency specializing in production, publishing, artist management, concert & tour management. 

Jason Lee (China)
Jason Lee (China)
Jason Lee is born and educated in Hong Kong. He has studied East Asian Studies in the City University of Hong Kong. Exposed to jazz during high school, he became immersed in this music idiom (before that pop music and western classical music for which he plays decent classical piano) and going to live jazz music in the Asia International City.
David R. Adler (USA)
David R. Adler (USA)

David R. Adler is a music critic and journalist, guitarist/singer and music educator. From 2010-2017 he taught jazz history at the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College-CUNY) and appeared as a guest lecturer at New York University, [...]

Arthur Satyan (Armenia)
Arthur Satyan (Armenia)
Armenia-born jazz pianist, composer and educator. In the early 90's, Arthur developed into the city's top piano man, working with all kinds of combos and big bands, at same time earning his "Master of Composition" Degree from Yerevan State Conservatory of  Music. 
Hrayr Attarian (USA)
Hrayr Attarian (USA)

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, raised with jazz music, journalist for All About Jazz, Chicago Jazz Magazine and Jazziz. Member of the Jazz Journalists Association. 

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