The Golden Django, named after guitarist Django Reinhardt, is an award for jazz musicians in Europe. The trophy is a creation of the French painter Raymond Moretti. It was first introduced in France (in 1992), then in Belgium (1995), in Sweden and Italy (1999) and finally in Denmark (2001).
Since 1995, Belgium has had its own Golden Django ceremony. It was first proposed to reward both French-speaking and Flemish Belgian jazz musicians, but since 2000, only one musician receives the trophy, alternating French-speaking and Dutch-speaking winners each year. The next year, they introduced the new talent award. The ceremony was cancelled in 2004.
|Year||French-speaking||Flemish||New talent||Special prize|
|1995||Philip Catherine (guitar)||Marc Godfroid (trombone)||–||–|
|1996||Sadi (vibraphone)||Bert Joris (trumpet)||–||–|
|1997||Charles Loos (piano)||Kurt Van Herck (saxophone)||–||–|
|1998||Fabrizio Cassol (saxophone)||Chris Joris (percussion)||–||Jean Warland (bass)|
|1999||Nathalie Loriers (piano)||Jeroen Van Herzeele (saxophone)||–||–|
|2000||Steve Houben (saxophone, flute)||–||–||Edmond Harnie (trumpet)|
|2001||–||Frank Vaganée (saxophone)||Nicolas Thys (bass)||Robert Pernet (jazz historian)|
|2002||Philippe Aerts (double bass)||–||Anne Wolf (piano)||Rik Bevernage (producer from De Werf)|
|2003||–||Erik Vermeulen (piano)||Nicolas Kummert (saxophone)||Jean-Marie Peterken (organizer of festivals)|
|2005||Eric Legnini (piano)||–||Pascal Schumacher (vibraphone)||Sim Simons (journalist)|
|2006||–||–||–||George Avakian (Record Producer and Manager)|
|2007||Pierre Van Dormael (guitar)||–||Pascal Mohy||Marc Van den Hoof|