The Jury

The independent body of currently 154 jurors is as heterogeneous as the range of musical genres and word art productions. At present, there are 32 juries. Five experts per jury determine and evaluate the best new productions. What all jurors have in common is a profound knowledge of the genre they asses. All jury members of the PdSK e.V. do their work for the »German Record Critics’ Award« voluntarily.

Jury Jazz II (contemporary)

Guenter Hottmann

Guenter Hottmann

Has been active in radio since the mid-1980s, was a freelance writer for the FAZ features section, and a jazz editor in hr2-kultur for 21 years, 17 of which were as curator at the German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt. Over the past 20 years, he has presented around 500 new jazz CDs on the radio every year. (Jury: »Jazz II«)