Maastricht Jazz Awards

Jazz Maastricht and Conservatorium Maastricht came together to present the first-ever international jazz competition held right here in Maastricht! The Maastricht Jazz Awards will select the best student and professional bands of the entire European Region.

Three established bands will compete for the Professional Award (€4,000) and three student bands will be vying for the Yamaha Talent Award (€2,500). The winners of each category will be chosen by a professional jury, but the audience - can also choose their favorite band! After a vote, the public's favorite band will receive the Audience Award (€1,000)!

The Conservatorium Maastricht and Jazz Maastricht created this event because they feel it is crucial to promote band culture, encourage cooperation between musicians, and provide a creative and nurturing platform for artists to present themselves to the public. As with any great international competition, winning this could be the stepping stone to an entire musical career... Where would Ella Fitzgerald have been without winning the Amateur Night at the Apollo?...