Judges

Adam Yong Huang

China

Beijing Nine Gates International Jazz Festival founder, executive vice president and secretary general Jazz Society of Chinese Musicians' Association.

Guiseppe Mormile

Italy

Venezia Jazz Festival artistic director.

Jonas Jučas

Lithuania

Choral conductor, former Lithuanian Minister of Culture, a public figure and Artistic Director of Kaunas Jazz.

Māris Briežkalns

Latvia

Producer of the Latvian Radio Big Band. Artistic director of "Rigas Ritmi Festival" and contest "Riga Jazz Stage".

Önder Focan

Turkey

Guitar player, band leader, composer and arranger from Istanbul, Turkey. Owner and artistic director of Nardis Jazz Club in Istanbul.

Paul Pace

United Kingdom

London jazz club Ronnie Scott's programme director.

Raimonds Pauls

Latvia

Maestro Raimonds Pauls is one of the most acclaimed Latvian composers. Has been Latvian Radio music program director and artistic director of Latvian Radio Bigband.

Toivo Unt

Estonia

One of Estonia's most prominent doublebass players. For many years has played in Symphonic orchestra of Estonian National opera.