The jury is exclusively composed of professionals: David Linx, Belgiums best international representative of modern jazz singing, American singer DEBORAH BROWN, Belgian pianist-composer DIEDERIK WISSELS and Gzregorz Karnas, winner of the 2006 competition.
Maria Spiessberger, born in1984, is a jazz vocalist, arranger and composer. She began performing publicly at the age of four and started to take vocal lessons ten years later. Semi-finalist of the Montreux Voice Competition 2007 she performed with several ensembles and has also her own jazz quartet. She had private lessons with Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Jon Hendricks, Jay Klayton