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Maastricht Jazz Awards 2023

In 2023, 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 €1000performances at JazzOut Festival, a performance at the showcase festival inJazz and 4 months of coaching to take your musical ambitions to a higher level. The public award winner will receive a cash prize of €500. All entrants will get a free masterclass by Buma Cultuur (date tba) on royalities.

Make sure to save the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 21 2023 (Maastricht Jazz Awards)
  • Saturday, April 1 2023 (JazzOUT Fest Limburg 2023 Maastricht) one of the main prizes
  • 21, 22, or 23 June for Injazz Showcasefestival

What about participation?
Participants (applicants and/or bandleaders) will need to have had an active connection with Conservatorium Maastricht in the last five years (i.e. having studied at Conservatorium Maastricht last 5 years - academic year 2017 –2018) 
Applications will be open from January 15, 2023 at 10:00. You can visit this info page with more information about conditions, dates and prizes.

We look forward to seeing your applications.

Conditions of participation and signup procedure

The basic conditions are as follows: 

  • Availability on March 21, 2023 and April 1, 2023 for both the Maastricht Jazz Awards and performance at JazzOUT Fest Limburg 2023 as main prize  
  • As applicant and bandleader, you have been active as a student at the Conservatoire of Maastricht within the last 5 years (academic year 2017 –2018) 

The following information will be necessary for your registration 

  • Name of the performance 
  • Line up of the performance 
  • Contact information (phone number and email) 
    • Recordings of which minimum 
    • Video 
    • Audio 
  • Electronic Press Kit with: 
    • Link to music 
    • Socials 
    • Biography (300-word description of the band)  
    • Technical rider

It is no longer possible to register.  

Dates Maastricht Jazz Awards

  • Sunday 15 January 2023, 10:00 – Tuesday February 14, 23:59
    Term for signup
  • Wednesday, 15February 2023 – Wednesday, February 22 
    Selection via professional jury. The five best acts will be chosen for the final)
  • Tuesday,28 February 2023 
    The five selected acts will be announced 
  • Tuesday 21 March 2023 - Maastricht Jazz Awards 
  • Saturday, 1 April 2023 
    JazzOUT Festival (performance for prizewinner)
  • 21, 22 or 23 June for Injazz Showcase