The competition

Two preliminaries:
Wednesday February 20, 2019, begin at: 20.30 h and
Wednesday March 6, 2019, begin at: 20.30 h.

Location: the ‘Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden’ (entry foyer) Breestraat 60, 2311 CS Leiden


Finals:

Sunday March 17, 2019, Begins at: 14.30 hrs.

Location: the ‘Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden’ Breezaal, Breestraat 60, 2311 CS Leiden

Juries:
The jury for the finals are from the same background as those of the preliminaries, but composed of different persons.
The members of the jury are representatives of and established professionals from the world of Jazz, such as musicians, programmers, journalists and students from Leiden University

 

Former winners:

2018:  Humberto Rios – piano; student Codarts Conservatory Rotterdam
2017:  Marco Apicella – piano/keyboards; student Codarts Conservatory Rotterdam
2016:  Gijs Idema – gitaar; student aan het Conservatory Amsterdam
2015:  Claudio De Rosa jr – saxophone; student at the Royal Conservatory The Hague
2014:  Yoonmi Choi – piano; student at the Prins Claus Conservatory Groningen
2013:  Andrius Dereviancenko – tenor saxophone; student at the Conservatory Amsterdam.
2012:  Soso Sandor Lakatos – saxophone; student at the Conservatory Amsterdam.
2011:  David Sancho Mangas – piano; student at Codarts Conservatory Rotterdam.
2010:  Floriaan Wempe – saxophone; student at the Royal Conservatory The Hague.
2009:  Walter Wolff – piano; student at the Royal Conservatory The Hague.
Members of the recommending committee:

Professor Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven, jazzpianist; Mr. drs. L.C. (Elco) Brinkman, former chair CDA political party in “Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal” (Senate)”; Professor Mr. Dr. C.J.J.M. (Carel) Stolker, Rector Magnificus and chairman of the board of Leiden University; L.M.M. (Rens) Heruer, Chair Historische Vereniging Oud Leiden (Association Historical Leyden); Drs. H.J.J. (Henri) Lenferink, Mayor of Leiden; J.W. (Jan Willem) Luyken, managing director of the North Sea Jazz Festival; W.J.C. (Willem) van Moort, president of the Board of Governors of BplusC; Prof. Mr. P.F. (Paul) van der Heijden, former Rector Magnificus and chairman of the board of Leiden University; C.M. (Cees) Schrama, musician, jazz consultant for Verve International, former host of Tros Sesjun radio show and holder of the Paul Acket Special Appreciation Award; J.F. (Frits) Landesbergen, jazz musician and bandleader; K. (Ken) Vos, jazz critic and reviewer of the Leidsch Dagblad en Jazzism, program contributor of Concert Radio.