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Maastricht Jazz Awards 2024

Jazz Award

Theater Kumulus West - Herbenusstraat 89 Maastricht

19:30 – 23:00

The Maastricht Jazz Awards is the biggest jazz competition in the south of the Netherlands.

In 2024, the Maastricht Jazz Awards will return with a live edition once again. This year Conservatorium Maastricht and Jazz Maastricht want to celebrate the originality of Conservatorium Maastricht’s output in the last five years; our fresh voices in the professional field of Jazz. Our diverse students, alumni and young professionals are therefore all invited to participate in the Maastricht Jazz Awards. The main prize will be a cash prize of €1000, a coaching programme, Automatic submission to B-Jazz International Contest 2024, the opportunity for festival performances such as JazzOUT to take your musical ambitions to a higher level. The public award winner will receive a cash prize of €500. 

Be welcome at the final of the Maastricht Jazz Awards!

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Marloes (*2000) is a Belgian singer-songwriter
based in Maastricht. Together with her band Loes+, she fronts her own authentic songs in an electronic format. Songs with big social themes that disarm, portray, contain a touch of irony or just show mysterious sincerity. Poetic lyrics flow on minimalist grooves and bittersweet harmonies.

What started as a solo project with loop station has now grown into a five-member band. Loes+ consists of frontwoman Marloes De Nul (BE), drummer Micky Laheij (NL), pianist Moritz Schippers (DE), backing vocals Aga Bukowska (PL) and Anne-Lien Goeminne (BE).

Jonas Blume - First Word

Jonas Blume is a jazz pianist and composer from germany, currently based in brussels. Starting out on the drums at an early age he discovered the piano and Composition in his teenage years. While studying at Conservatorium Maastricht and the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel he got to share the stage with various inspiring musicians such as peter willems (nl), gustavo jaramillo (co) or edoardo cimino (it). Throughout the last years he had the opportunity to perform as a sideman as well as a bandleader in exciting venues and festivals such as the so what’s next jazz festival (nl), andora jazz festival (it), sounds jazz club (be) and the bozar concert hall (be). Currently he is working on a repertoire of original compositions to be performed in varying ensembles.


Heavily influenced by the music of: J.S. Bach, Bulgarian Voices and the mutual love for free-improvised music. The compositions are arranged yet free to allow for improvisation and communication as the focus. The goal is, to create a sound and feel which binds the listener, guiding them through the thrills of free-improvised music with the beauty of interplaying melodies, as well as uplifting, yet grounded rhythms. With Mathias Palludan on Tenor, Simon Lutgens on trumpet, Lea Lingen on Bass and Abhig Bharati on Guitar, the project covers a variety of soundscapes and textures which give a certain depth to the music.

Triana y Luca 

Transmitting a sincere and intimate sound, Triana and Luca are two curious artists exploring their diasporic roots through music. Intertwining Ibero-American folklores with contemporary influences, their melodies oscillate between popular music, improvisation, and poetry. Their project proposes a journey full of visual and poetic stimuli, inspired by cultural traditions creative freedom, religious syncretism in art, nature, poetry and mysticism.