Winner: Weizz! Etay Waisman, Charly Roussel, Eddie Jensen.
Sahbak by Weizz for Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Jury of the final: Ruud van Dijk, head of the Jazz Department and chairman of the jury * Sander Grande, programmer with North Sea Jazz and Mojo Concerts * Fay Claassen, vocalist * Henk Meutgeert, band leader, composer, arranger * Jan Huydts, pianist * Koen Schouten, journalist, reviewer.
The evening was presented by Hans Mantel, bassist, musicologist and programme maker with Jazz in the City (NPS)
Prizes: for best ensemble and best soloist: the Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2009 (designed by Astri Blokbergen) * a grant of € 3000,- for best ensemble * a grant of € 1000,- for best soloist * a gig at IJazz festival * a masterclass by a famous jazz musician and studio time in the professional CvA recording studio for all finalists.