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BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018.

Munich. The BMW Welt Jazz Award will applaud its
10th anniversary with a sum of 6 giveaway Sunday matinees between
Feb and Apr 2018. This edition’s topic will be “Jazz moves” and
it will be interpreted by eminent general ensembles during the
double-coned structure of BMW Welt. The featured musicians accost from
several countries including Finland, Norway, Austria, Switzerland and
Germany. The final unison of BMW Welt Jazz Award and a competition
for a esteem income totalling 15,000 Euro will take place on June 9,
2018, during a auditorium of BMW Welt.


From a early days of ragtime, boogie-woogie and New Orleans dixie
to a tallness of a popularity, a pitch era, jazz was primarily
meant and finished to enthuse dancers. Today, during a time when a genre
encompasses a really extended operation of styles, once again many jazz
musicians dedicate themselves to song that inspires people to pierce –
as will be illustrated during a arriving live performances, during
that a musicians will continue a tradition or rise new dance
song as partial of a genre while formulating wholly novel rhythmic combinations.


Following a sixth and final matinee, a consultant jury will nominate
dual of a participating bands to perform a final unison during the
auditorium of BMW Welt, where a leader will be chosen. In addition
to a esteem of 10,000 Euro, a winning garb will accept a trophy
designed privately by BMW Design; a runner-up will receive
5,000 Euro. The garb with a best total normal of all
concerts will accept a assembly award, that includes a performance
during review Schloss Elmau.


Maximilian Schöberl, Head of BMW Group Communication and Policy,
said, “Jazz is constantly in motion – as is BMW AG. We are gay to
applaud a 10th anniversary of this unprejudiced foe that is
obvious and renouned distant over a German borders with such a
extensive theme. ‘Jazz moves’ will renovate into 6 sparkling matinees
spent in a singular atmosphere of a double-coned structure of BMW
Welt. In addition, we are looking brazen to a final unison – none
of that would be probable though a long-term partners, to whom we
would like to contend appreciate you.”


“The 10th anniversary of BMW Welt Jazz Award presents a great
eventuality to demonstrate a thankfulness toward BMW AG for their continued
informative fasten and for carrying been a arguable partner and
believer of a city of Munich for many decades. At a heart of all
of BMW’s informative attempts are events with an general appeal
that are equally permitted to all a extraordinary souls of a city,”
combined Dieter Reiter, mayor of a state collateral Munich.


The arriving year will also see a third book of a BMW Welt
Young Artist Jazz Award, that is awarded together with a city of
Munich. In serve to a esteem money, a leader will be offering to
reason a unison during Jazzclub Unterfahrt as good as an coming during the
Leipziger Jazztage festival. Young musicians, people and
ensembles, operative with jazz and hailing from a city of Munich or
a surrounding areas are authorised to be considered. As previously
seen with Josef Reßle and Roman Sladek, a jury members of BMW Welt
Jazz Award will decide.



Programme of BMW Welt Jazz
Award 2018


Matinees: 11 am to c.1:30 pm during a double-coned structure of
BMW Welt:

February 18, 2018                LBT

Febuary 28, 2018                 Jukka Eskola Soul Trio

March 18, 2018                    PUERTA SUR – Tangomoods. Arroyo/Schläppi/Engler

March 25, 2018                    Andi Kissenbeck’s CLUB BOOGALOO

April 8, 2018                         Beady Belle

April 22, 2018                       BartolomeyBittmann progressive
strings Vienna


Admission is giveaway of assign though seating is limited. Tickets are
topic to availability. Doors open during 10.30 am.


Grand culmination during a auditorium of BMW Welt
at 7 pm:

June 9, 2017             Final unison featuring a dual nominated finalists


Tickets for a grand culmination on Jun 9, 2017, will be accessible as of
Feb 18, 2017, during BMW Welt and München Ticket.


As in prior years, a programme will be hosted by Beate Sampson,
jazz consultant and editor during a German broadcasting hire BR-KLASSIK.




The eminent row of consultant jurors will be headed by
Oliver Hochkeppel (journalist for song and
informative affairs during a German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung) and will
embody a following members:

Roland Spiegel, editor during a song table and jazz
consultant during a German broadcasting hire Bayerischer Rundfunk BR‑KLASSIK;

Andreas Kolb, editor-in-chief of a magazines
JazzZeitung and neue musikzeitung;

Heike Lies, musicologist, Music and Music Theatre
Division of a Department of Cultural Affairs of a state collateral Munich;

Christiane Böhnke-Geisse, Artistic Director of the
general jazz festival Bingen swingt.


Artists and Ensembles


February 18, 2018: LBT

Together with bassist Maximilian Hirning and drummer Sebastian
Wolfgruber, pianist Leo Betzl frequently performs as a rhythmic group
famous as LBT. The musicians also come together as partial of Vincent
Eberle Quintett as good as Jazzrausch Bigband, that usually recently
perceived an invitation to perform during a Lincoln Center, New York.
During a 3 years given a inception, during that indicate the
garb members were still study during a University of Music and
Theatre, LBT has constructed song that surprises a audiences with
play and fad alike. The contingent likes to examination and as such
has won several awards including Steinway’s immature talent award, Kurt
Maas Award and Hansjörg Henzler Jazz Award. With their new programme
featuring a multiple of techno and jazz, a 3 immature musicians
are a ideal fit for a topic “Jazz moves” of BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018.


February 25, 2018: Jukka Eskola Soul Trio

While Norway and Sweden been famous on a forefront of revived
European jazz for many years, Finland entered a theatre usually some
years ago. Trumpeter Jukka Eskola ought to be mentioned in a same
exhale as giants such as pianist Iiro Rantala, saxophonist Timo Lassy
and trumpeter Verneri Pohjola. Over a past 10 years, he
demonstrated his flexibility by fasten eminent ensembles playing
several kinds of song including dancefloor with Five Comers Quintet,
expressionist jazz with a large rope of Mikko Innanen and entertaining
parodies of jazz with Jimi Tenor. Together with organist Mikko Helevä
and drummer Teppo Mäkynen, Eskola’s Soul Trio shines a new light at
a hint of jazz. Following a possess manners and regulating a humorous
approach, a contingent will perform relocating hint jazz as listened in a 1960s
and 70s, that was initial finished renouned by mythological labels such as Blue
Note and Prestige during a double-coned structure of BMW Welt.


March 18, 2018: PUERTA SUR – Tangomoods. Arroyo/Schläppi/Engler

Ever given a 1950s, Latin-American rhythms that roughly always
conform with dance moves have been one of a many important
influences of jazz music. Over a past years, a tango incited out to
be one of a many successful rediscoveries for a innumerable of new
low-pitched combinations. Zurich-based contingent Puerta Sur with bassist Daniel
Schläppi, violinist Andreas Engler and Argentinian thespian Marcela
Arroyo uses this famous dance as impulse for their universe music.
They mix European roots such as found in Arroyo’s voice schooled
in normal Portuguese Fado and Engler’s exemplary sounds and add
a fascinating instrumental improvisations and New Tango arrangements
by Schläppi to emanate their truly singular sound. Understated, reduced
to a hint and filled with suspense, this low-pitched judgment will
once again pleasure a assembly during BMW Welt with a third
collaborative programme “Tangomoods”.


March 25, 2018: Andi Kissenbeck’s CLUB BOOGALOO

Born in Bonn and training during Munich’s conservatory, pianist Andreas
Kissenbeck is one of Europe’s heading Hammond organ players. With his
PhD in song speculation and a doctoral topic on “Rare Grooves” of the
1960s, he is one of a many well-reflected member of today’s
retro wave. Kissenbeck’s band, Andi Kissenbeck’s CLUB BOOGALOO has
available 3 albums to date and takes a new demeanour during a musical
tradition of Spanish Harlem, a chronicle of tough crack featuring Latin
influences. He is accompanied by guitarist and thespian Thorsten Goods,
drummer Tobias Backhaus and saxophonist Karel Ruzicka. Audiences at
BMW Welt’s double-coned structure will be experiencing a band’s
multi-faceted programme with a take on exploits in despondency song by
Jimmy Smith, torrential after-beats of Joey DeFrancesco and, of
course, “Boogaloo” as it was interpreted by Lee Morgan.


April 8, 2018: Beady Belle

The Norwegian judgment rope Beady Belle of thespian Beate S. Lech and
bassist Marius Reksjø initial saw a light of day in 1999 during the
talent-filled powerhouse of keyboarder and conduct of tag Bugge
Wesseltoft. Ever since, a rope has been during a forefront of NuJazz,
that combines elements of folk, soul, despondency and electronic song to
emanate complicated sounds for clubs. The band’s 7 really successful
albums featuring guest such as Jamie Cullum and India.Arie are a
covenant to a artistic intensity and continued progress. Its
programme for a trio, “On My Own” is an insinuate work centered around
Lech’s extensive voice and her overwhelming ability to modulate. At this
year’s BMW Welt Jazz Award, Beady Belle will pleasure a assembly with
a grooving sextet set adult to also perform outspoken arrangements. Lech and
Reksjø will be accompanied by keyboarder David Wallumrød, drummer
Bjørn Sæther and credentials singers Anja Martine Mørk and Sofie Tollefsbøl.


April 22, 2018: BartolomeyBittmann on-going strings Vienna

With their extensive stone fusion, these dual immature musicians, cellist
Matthias Bartolomey and violinist Klemens Bittmann, will demonstrate
how to mix and serve rise normal Austrian fibre music
and jazz improvisation. Hailing from a Austrian city of Graz,
Bittmann complicated exemplary violin as good as jazz violin with Didier
Lockwood and finished his name as a artistic mind peaceful to transcend
borders as owner of a ensembles Beefólk und Folksmilch.
Viennese-born Bartolomey – generally famous for his exemplary work
including as solo cellist of Concentus Musicus – is also a fierce
suitor of John McLaughlin and a Mahavishnu Orchestra and for him,
this partnership “is a recover of appetite nursed over a prolonged period
of time”. At BMW Welt, a twin BartolomeyBittmann will showcase its
superb and on-going skills as fibre players, that led to
Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt saying, “It is usually incredibly
well-played and can't be finished any better!”


This book of a BMW Welt Jazz Award will once again suffer the
inexhaustible support of BR-KLASSIK, nmz, nmz-online and,
review Schloss Elmau and a Department of Cultural Affairs of the
city of Munich.


For serve questions greatfully contact:

Dr Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental
Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49-89-382-247 53

Leonie Laskowski

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-45382


Micaela Sandstede

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Spokesperson BMW Welt

Telephone: +49-89-382-61611

Email: [email protected]


About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment

For roughly 50 years now, a BMW Group has initiated
and intent in over 100 informative cooperations worldwide. The company
places a categorical concentration of a long-term fasten on contemporary and
complicated art, exemplary song and jazz as good as pattern and
design. In 1972, 3 large-scale paintings were combined by the
artist Gerhard Richter privately for a corridor of a BMW Group’s
Munich headquarters. Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff
Koons, Daniel Barenboim, Jonas Kaufmann and designer Zaha Hadid have
co-operated with BMW. In 2016 and 2017, womanlike artist Cao Fei from
China and American John Baldessari combined a subsequent dual vehicles for
a BMW Art Car Collection. Besides co-initiatives, such as BMW Tate
Live, a BMW Art Journey and a “Opera for All” concerts in Berlin,
Munich and London, a association also partners with heading museums and
art fairs as good as orchestras and show houses around a world. The
BMW Group takes extensive artistic leisure in all a cultural
activities – as this beginning is as essential for producing
groundbreaking artistic work as it is for vital innovations in a
successful business.


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