Jury

Renowned jazz musicians and music educators as well as experts from the media industry make up the jury. They award the prizes 1-5. The audience prize is determined by audience voting. Furthermore a composition price is awarded by the jury.

The jury 2018 consisted of:

The double bass player from Freiburg, Dieter Ilg, who was the chairman of the jury for the 4th time after 2008, 2014 and 2016,


Prof. Jürgen Seefelder (Professor for Saxophon, Ensemble and Jazztheorie, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim),

Prof. Frank Sikora (Professor a. d. an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Bern, Autor der "Neue(n) Jazz-Harmonielehre),

Oliver Hochkeppel (Kulturjournalist u.a. bei der Süddeutschen Zeitung mit den Schwerpunkten Film, Musik und Kabarett) und

Dr. Helmut Schönecker (Jazzclub Biberach e.V.).