Named after the legendary harmonica and guitar player Toots Thielemans, this annual award goes to a young jazz musician of the jazz department of the Brussels Royal Conservatory (Flemish section) and is open to all nationalities.
2018 : Federico Stocchi, double bass, Italy).
2017 : Geoffrey Fiorese (piano, composer, Italy) & Hendrik Lasure (piano, Belgium).
2016 : Pit Dahm (drums, Luxemburg) & Fil Caporali (bass, Brazil).
2015 : Sam Comerford (sax).
2014 : Antoine Pierre (drums).
2013 : Maayan Smith (sax, Israel).
2012 : David Thomaere (piano).
2011 : Jens Bouttery (drums) for his audiovisual project "The Dubtapes". A collaboration with Daan Milius, played by the Jens Maurits Orchestra.
2010 : Lander Gyselinck & Stijn Cools (drums)
2009 : Thibaut Dille (accordion)
2008 : Anne Niepold (accordion)