On Saturday the 10th of June the fantastic 21st edition of the Corendon International Big Band Competition was held. Within twelve hours, no less than 20 big band concerts took place, in two classes and on four stages.

The following big bands have taken part of the event:

Top Class 

Berlin Jazz Composers Orchestra [DE] led by Christof Griese
Big Band Małopolski [PL] led by Richard Kravchuk
Jazzisfaction Big Band [BE] led by Jos Moons
Prague JJ Conservatory Jazz Orchestra [CZ] led by Milan Svoboda
West Coast Big Band [NL] led by Nils van Haften


First Class 

Amstel Big Band [NL] led by Sven Schuster
Band To The Future [NL] led by Coert Zonneveld
Big Band Almelo [NL] led by Joris Bolhaar
Big Band Blast! [NL] led by Nils van Haften
Big Band Friesland [NL] led by Frans Vermeerssen 
Big Band of The Karol Lipiński Academy of Music [PL] led by Bartosz Pernal
Central Heat Big Band [NL] led by Hein Buying
Codarts Young Talent Bigband [NL] led by Ben van den Dungen
Creative Arts Jazz Band [US] led by Jamal P. Dickerson
Delft Junior Big Band [NL] led by Søren Ballegaard 
Jazz Colossus [UK] led by Miles Hancock
Jelgava's Big Band [LV] led by Raitis Ašmanis
New Harlem Deluxe [NL] led by Lorenzo Mignacca
Residence Big Band [NL] led by Wouter Klück
Steve King Big Band [UK] led by Steve King


The jury consisted of: 

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Andy Haderer (chairman)
Hans Dekker
Pieter van den Dolder
Tonny Eyk
Haye Jellema
Ulrich Plettendorf
Joan Reinders
Joris Teepe

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