MAIN JURY

Thilo Müller
Sabine Bachmann

Label owner Skip Records

Christiane Böhnke-Geisse

Artistic Director Jazzfestival Bingen Swingt, Director schwere reiter musik Munich

Maggie Arndt
Ulf Drechsel

Jazz editor rbbKultur, presenter, author

Bastian Scholl
Michael Gottfried

Communications Manager ACT Music

Johanna Hilbig
Wolfram Knauer

Director Jazzinstitut Darmstadt

Martin Laurentius

Freelance Jazz journalist

Ute Lemper

Singer, Actress

Ina Lieckfeld

Booking agent & tour promoter (Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion), Festival Programming (ELBJAZZ)

Martin Foerster
Lyambiko

Jazz Singer

Rian Heller
Max Mutzke

Singer, Songwriter

Joachim Gern
Céline Rudolph

Vocalist, composer, professor at the Jazz Institut Berlin

Markus Konvalin
Beate Sampson

Music journalist and presenter at Bayrischer Rundfunk, jazz Singer

Peter Schulze

Artistic Director jazzahead! and Sendesaal Bremen

Sebastian Studnitzky

Trumpeter, pianist, composer, founder & musical director XJAZZ Festival

Gregor Hohenberg
Thomas Quasthoff

Singer, Professor of singing Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin

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.
The members of the expert jury of Deutscher Jazzpreis 2021 are:

Thilo Müller
Sabine Bachmann

Label owner Skip Records (various awards for the artist roster including 6 ECHO Jazz, 10 golden Jazzawards)

Christiane Böhnke-Geisse

Artistic Director Jazzfestival Bingen Swingt, Director schwere reiter musik Munich

Michèle Claveau

Owner of the music company GLM Music

Friederike Darius

Artistic Producer & Talent Development Metropole Orkest

Maggie Arndt
Ulf Drechsel

Jazz editor rbbKultur, presenter, author

Manuel Miethe
Silke Eberhard

Saxophonist and composer

Bastian Scholl
Michael Gottfried

Communications Manager ACT Music

Tina Heine

Freelance curator (e.g. SUPERGAU Festival), lecturer (HfMT Hamburg), Artistic Director Jazz & The City Festival Salzburg

Pablo Held

Pianist, Composer & Podcaster

Julian Hölscher

Managing Director Handshake Booking GmbH; artist agent; tour and concert promoter; club and festival operator

Burkhard Hopper

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

Till Brönner
Dieter Ilg

jazz double bass player, three-time ECHO Jazz Award winner

Wolfgang Siesing
Kalle Kalima

Jazz guitarist, composer, lecturer at the University of Lucerne

Rainer Kern

Director Enjoy Jazz Festival, Chair UNESCO Cities of Music

Nicola Kremer

Marketing/Distribution Manager ECM Records

Tinka Koch

Editorial Director WDR 3 Jazz & World

Martin Laurentius

Freelance Jazz journalist

Ina Lieckfeldt

Booking agent & tour promoter (Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion), Festival Programming (ELBJAZZ)

Julia Neupert

Jazz editor SWR2

Joachim Gern
Céline Rudolph

Vocalist, composer, professor at the Jazz Institut Berlin

Peter Schulze

Artistic Director jazzahead! and Sendesaal Bremen

Sarah Seidel

Radio/Music Journalist NDR Kultur

Sebastian Studnitzky

Trumpeter, pianist, composer, founder & musical director XJAZZ Festival

Bugge Wesseloft

Jazz musician and pianist

Anastasia Wolkenstein

Booking agent, manager, tour promoter, Wolkenstein Agency