Kris Defoort wins the Jazzmozaïek Award 2012!

Last Friday, during the 34th edition of Jazz Hoeilaart, the Jazzmozaïek Award 2012 was given to jazz pianist and composer Kris Defoort.

The prize rewards a jazz musician who is an example for the young generation.

Kris won the prize for his releases of the past year and for the creation of a new jazz trio with young talents. In addition, he provided a broad integration of classical music with jazz.

"All these achievements meet the criteria of the Jazzmozaïek Award: expansion, renewal and rejuvenation," said the association Muziekmozaïek, which organizes Jazz Hoeilaart.

The festival ran from September 27 to 29.

De Morgen, October, 1st 2012

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