Preliminaries Leiden Jazz Award 2020

Out of thirty entries, the jury has selected eight musicians to participate in de preliminaries of February 13th and 27th. In each preliminary two participants will be chosen for the finale. The preliminaries take place in the entry foyer of the Stadsgehoorzaal, that will be open from 20:00h. The finale will happen on March 22th in the Breezaal of the Stadsgehoorzaal, open from 14:00h.

Award Leiden Jazz Award


The winner of the four finalists will receive a prize consisting of two parts:

  • A challenge trophy, a unique crystal jazz stand, designed by visual (glass) artist Siem van der Marel, from Royal Leerdam Crystal. The name of the winner is engraved on it.
  • A cash prize of € 1,000.-.
  • The chance to release a CD with Challenge Records.

Smaller cash prizes will be made available for the three runners-up.

The board of Leiden Jazz Award aims for all participants in the final round to perform on one or more stages in the Leiden region. The board has a regional network including many stages and theatres. Participation will create opportunities!