Judges

Adam Yong Huang

China

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

Georgina Javor

USA

Assistant Director of Programming at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where she oversees the booking for Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and works on mainstage, festival and special event programming.

Giuseppe Mormile

Italy

Venetojazz President, 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".

Michael Pipoquinha

Brazil

Bass player, supertalent who has played with big names of Brazilian music such as Arthur Maia, Sérgio Groove, Gilberto Gil, and many others. 

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.

Steponas Januška

Lithuania

Vocalist and composer. Producer and founder of International jazz vocalist competition „Jazz Voices” in Lithuania.

Toivo Unt

Estonia

One of Estonia's most prominent doublebass player. Jazz Time Fest founder and producer.

For many years has played in Estonian National Opera Orchestra. Member of Baltic Jazz Trio.