Sabam Jazz Award for Established Jazz Artist 2018 goes to Robin Verheyen; Nils Van Heertum wins Young Talent category.

July 27, 2018

Last night at the Gent Jazz festival Flemish minister of Culture Sven Gatz presented Robin Verheyen with the Sabam Jazz Award for the ‘Established Artist’ of the year 2018. Euphonium player Nils Van Heertum took the Sabam Jazz Award for ‘Young Talent’.

Sabam, Belgium’s national authors rights organisation, underwrites the annual awards with respectively 10.000 € and 5.000 € in career support.

The jury report notes that Verheyen “… always demonstrates an impressive focus and unique personality in his artistic choices…” and expresses “… appreciation for the development of his international career…”