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MAIN JURY

The main jury is composed of a total of 10 delegated representatives of the 5 expert juries as well as 7 additional members who are outstanding and recognised personalities from cultural public life with an affinity for jazz. The main jury determines the winners of the German Jazz Prize by selecting the respective award winners in each award category from the three nominated artists and performances.

Photo: Ana Torres
Aida Baghernejad

Freelance cultural journalist, presenter and podcaster, International Music Journalism Award 2019

Christiane Böhnke-Geisse

Artistic Director Jazz Festival Bingen Swingt, Director schwere reiter musik Munich

Jean-Paul Bourelly

Guitarist, Producer; Curator House of World – Projects „The Backroom“ and „Black Atlantic”

Photo: Gregor Baron
Ulf Drechsel

Jazz editor, presenter, author

Fielding Hope

Curator Counterflows Festival Glasgow, Senior Producer Café OTO

Photo: Wolfgang Siesing
Kalle Kalima

Jazz guitarist, composer, lecturer at the University of Lucerne

Photo: Johanna Hilbig
Wolfram Knauer

Director of the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt

Lyambiko

Jazz singer

Photo: Stefanie Marcus
Stefanie Marcus

Managing Director Traumton Records, Board Member VUT

Photo: Nils Müller
Max Mutzke

Singer, songwriter

Photo: Marco Preikschat
Kurt Rosenwinkel

Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer

Photo: Joachim Gern
Céline Rudolph

Vocalist, composer, professor at the Jazz Institute Berlin

Photo: Markus Konvalin
Beate Sampson

Music journalist and presenter at Bayrischer Rundfunk, jazz singer

Photo: Jens Oschmann
Johanna Schneider

Singer, composer, co-organiser of the PENG Festival

Tokunbo

Singer, songwriter, initiator #AirplayForArtists

Photo: Peter Hundert
Anastasia Wolkenstein

Booking agent, manager, tour promoter, Wolkenstein Agency

EXPERT JURY

The expert jury of Deutscher Jazzpreis is made up of 25 personalities from the world of jazz. In order to reflect all perspectives of this lively music scene, the jury is formed as a representative cross-section of five people from each of the following areas: Artists, labels/publishers, clubs/festivals, management/agencies and journalists/media representatives.

Accordingly the nominees for the individual award categories were determined independently, competently and in a dynamic dialogue.

Photo: Thilo Müller
Sabine Bachmann

Owner of the Skip Records label

Photo: Ana Torres
Aida Baghernejad

Freelance cultural journalist, presenter and podcaster, International Music Journalism Award 2019

Christiane Böhnke-Geisse

Artistic Director Jazz Festival Bingen Swingt, Director schwere reiter musik Munich

Photo: Frank Pusch
Frank Bolder

Program Manager North Sea Jazz Festival and LantarenVenster in Rotterdam

Jean-Paul Bourelly

Guitarist, Producer; Curator House of World – Projects „The Backroom“ and „Black Atlantic

Anja Buchmann

Freelance presenter, author and editor in the field of culture, music, jazz for Corso, DLF, WDR and BR, among others.

Michèle Claveau

Owner of the music company GLM Music

Friederike Darius

Artistic Producer & Talent Development Metropole Orkest

Photo: Gregor Baron
Ulf Drechsel

Jazz editor, presenter, author

Michael Gottfried

Communications Manager ACT Music

Photo: Kaja Grope
Julian Hölscher

Managing director, artist agent and booker at Handshake Booking, festival organiser Honey Lake Sessions.

Fielding Hope

Curator Counterflows Festival Glasgow, Senior Producer Café OTO

Burkhard Hopper

Artist Manager and Agent at Air Artist Agency, Organiser LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award

Photo: Saga_Sigurdardottir
Sofia Jernberg

Swedish jazz and improvisation singer

Photo: Wolfgang Siesing
Kalle Kalima

Jazz guitarist, composer, lecturer at the University of Lucerne

Photo: Bogna Kociumbas
Rainer Kern

Artistic Director Enjoy Jazz Festival, Speaker of the UNESCO Cities of Music

Photo: Andy Spyra
Rabih Lahoud

Jazz singer of the band Masaa, winner of the German Jazz Prize 2021, WDR Jazz Award 2021

Martin Laurentius

Freelance jazz journalist

Photo: Stefanie Marcus
Stefanie Marcus

Managing Director Traumton Records, Board Member VUT

Nanna Rohlffs

Booker and founder of the maganda agency

Photo: Joachim Gern
Céline Rudolph

Vocalist, composer, professor at the Jazz Institute Berlin

Photo: Jens Oschmann
Johanna Schneider

Singer, composer, co-organiser of the PENG Festival

Photo: Jens Geothel
Sarah Seidel

Radio/music journalist, NDR Kultur

Bugge Wesseltoft

Jazz musician and pianist

Photo: Peter Hundert
Anastasia Wolkenstein

Booking agent, manager, tour promoter, Wolkenstein Agency

Jurystatues German Jazz Prize
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