Judges

Giuseppe Mormile

Italy

Venice Jazz festival founder and artistic director.

Jamison Ross

USA

Grammy nominee, winner of Thelonious Monk competition, composer, singer and drummer.

Jonas Jučas

Lithuania

Kaunas Jazz festival director, ex culture minister of Lithuania.

Māris Briežkalns

Latvia

Drummer, Latvian Radio jazz producer, artistic director of Rigas Ritmi Festival and Riga Jazz Stage.

Önder Focan

Turkey

Nardis Jazz Club, Istanbul, founder and artistic director.

Paul Pace

United Kingdom

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, music bookings coordinator.

Raimonds Pauls

Latvia

Composer, pianist, Latvian music icon.