Jeton has brought the art of the gentleman juggler back to the international stage. His performances are not only appreciated by his audiences, but have also received recognition from circus and variety experts in the shape of the following awards:
2013 Award of Excellence - International Jugglers' Association (IJA), Bowling Green, Ohio / US
At the 66th Annual IJA Juggling Festival, Jeton performs at the grand gala show "Cascade of Stars", where he is presented with the Award of Excellence.
With this honour, the IJA pays tribute to professional jugglers who have made a special contribution to shaping this art form. The expert audience celebrates Jeton with rapturous applause and standing ovations.
The German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau headed its report: "Jens Thorwächter (Jeton) becomes the first German to win the Oscar of juggling" and the Bild newspaper also carried a full report, under the headline: "Frankfurt juggler becomes first German to win Award of Excellence".
2010 Artist of the Year, Filharmonie Filderstadt / DE
Following its annual tradition, the performing arts media present their Artist of the Year award at the Golden Artists’ Gala. And in 2010 the winner is… Gentleman Juggler Jeton, for his unique performances.
1998 Special Prize at the Festival Mondial du Music-Hall, Paris / FR
Under the patronage of the French Minister of the Arts, this festival aims to promote young, as yet unknown talent, and to breathe new life and energy into the world of music hall. Jeton is very pleased to accept this special prize, the first award of his young career.
1997 1st prize at Roncalli’s Circus Ring, German Garden Show, Gelsenkirchen / DE
After several weekends of qualifying rounds, the grand final took place in Circus Roncalli’s big top at Germany’s National Garden Show in Gelsenkirchen. The panel of judges, led by Bernhard Paul, awarded first prize to Jeton, and the press raved about the young artist: "Gentleman Juggler Jeton is the new star of the variety scene." (Ruhr Nachrichten).