Maastricht Jazz Awards 2018

11 December

Conservatorium Maastricht & Jazz Maastricht are proud to present the largest jazz competition in the entire EUregion. Our wonderful musicians have put all of their love and energy into composing, arranging and performing their own tunes.
The evening consists of six 15-minute performances by some of the most promising jazz bands in the EUregion (with a 15-minute break in between). After the performances, the jury will deliberate briefly before announcing the winners of the annual Maastricht Jazz Awards! This looks set to become an evening full of excitement and discovery in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as a great opportunity to enjoy a drink with friends. Not convinced yet? We are also giving you the chance to vote for the winner of the Audience Award. Hope to see you there!

The six finalists are:
Ramon van Merkenstein Quartet (Bruxelles, Professional)
TOTENHAGEN (Cologne, Professional)
Evacuation Plan (Maastricht, Professional)
Lampshade (Maastricht, Student)
AHA Trio (Maastricht, Student)
Qube (Maastricht, Student)


During the finals on December 11th in the Muziekgieterij (students € 2, regular visitors € 5) the public has a chance to let their voice be heard and vote for their favorite band as they choose the winner of the Public Award.
Get your tickets here.

The goal of the awards is to stimulate the careers of promising artists in the region. Competitors have the chance to win the ‘Young Talent Award,’ the ‘Professional Award’ and the Audience Award (where you get to vote for your favourite bands) Winning an internationally recognized competition gives a massive boost to anyone who wants to build a career as a musician by providing them with credibility, exposure, and resources.

Curious to find out who’ll win this year? Come and experience the excitement of the competition! Everyone has a chance to let their voice be heard when voting for the Audience Award.

December 11, 20.00: Student and Professional Finals
Muziekgieterij Maastricht.
Order your tickets here.