Launch of BMW Welt Jazz Award 2020.

Munich. The twelfth book of a BMW Welt Jazz
Award will be launched on January 14 and 21, 2020 during a Double Cone
of BMW Welt. A sum of 6 giveaway concerts given on Tuesday evenings
from Jan to Mar 2020 will see general jazz ensembles
appreciate this year’s thesis “The Melody during Night.” The programme will
embody live performances by musicians from Norway, Germany, Poland,
Luxemburg and Italy. Following a concerts, an consultant jury will
commission dual finalists to contest for a endowment on May 9, 2020, during the
auditorium of BMW Welt.

On January 14, a Norwegian ensemble
Cecilie Grundt Quintet will flog off this year’s
BMW Welt Jazz Award. Saxophonist Cecilie Grundt is one of a latest
discoveries of a Norwegian jazz scene. Trained in Stavanger,
Trondheim and Valencia, this 28-year-old musician founded her first
rope Matrjosjka in 2016, closely followed by her quintet in 2017,
that she focusses many on. Her purpose models embody normal iconic
saxophonists such as Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and
Jan Garbarek, that is because she named her entrance manuscript “Contemporary Old
School” – a humoristic curtsy to a impulse that informs all her
pieces. Together with trumpeter Øyvind Mathisen, pianist Håvard
Aufles, bassist Morten Stai and drummer Åsmund Smidt, Grundt will
rise new soundscapes and melodies formed on this tradition during BMW
Welt Jazz Award.

For a second unison on January 21, BMW Welt
will be horde to Andrea Hermenau Quintet. For many
years, pianist, singer, percussionist and composer Andrea Hermenau has
been an constituent partial of Munich’s jazz scene. She performs as partial of
a Etna Quartet and a Fjoralba Turku Quartet, in several ensembles
of Harald Rüschenbaum, during Jerker Kluge’s Deep Jazz, as partial of trios
or, together with saxophonist Carolyn Breuer, in their possess band. For
her plan “Splendours of a Night” Hermenau organised and composed
pieces that for her paint a song of a night and stress its
elegant qualities. Playing as partial of a quintet alongside saxophonist
Till Martin, bassist Sven Faller, drummer Bastian Jütte and the
American vibraphonist Tim Collins, Hermenau creates her accomplished
harmonic piano sound, her rarely grown clarity of rhythm, her
passion for Southeastern European sounds and her reduced windy vocals.

Programme of a BMW Welt Jazz Award 2020

Concerts from 7.00 pm to approximately 9.30 pm during a Double
Cone of BMW Welt:

January 14, 2020         Cecilie Grundt Quintet
January 21,
2020         Andrea Hermenau Quintet
February 11, 2020       Adam
Bałdych Quartet
February 18, 2020       Peter Gall
February 25, 2020       Reis/Demuth/Wiltgen
10, 2020           Giovanni Guidi Quintet

The concerts are offering giveaway of charge; however, seating is
singular and can't be guaranteed. Doors open during 6.00 pm.

The final concert featuring a dual shortlisted
finalists will be during a auditorium of BMW Welt on May 9,
during 7.00 pm. Tickets will be accessible as of Jan 14,
2020, during BMW Welt and München Ticket.

This year’s events will be hosted by Hannah Weiss, leader of the
BMW Welt Young Artists Award 2019.


The renowned row of consultant jurors, that valid successful
in prior years, will be headed by Oliver
(journalist for song and informative affairs,
Süddeutsche Zeitung) and will embody a following members:
Roland Spiegel, Editor and jazz consultant during German
broadcasting hire Bayerischer Rundfunk BR‑KLASSIK
Andreas Kolb, Editor-in-chief of 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”.

This book of BMW Welt Jazz Award will once again suffer the
inexhaustible support of neue Musikzeitung and a Department of Cultural
Affairs of a City of Munich. For a initial time, a Munich hotel
Bayerischer Hof will be partner of BMW Welt Jazz Award and a winners
of a public endowment will perform during a festival “Jazz Sommer 2020”
hosted by a hotel. In addition, a radio hire egoFM will also
join a ranks of new partners and broadcastall  concerts.

For serve questions greatfully contact:

Doris Fleischer
BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental
Cultural Engagement
Telephone: +49 89 382 278
Email: [email protected]

Prof. Dr. Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and
Intergovernmental Affairs
Head of Cultural
Telephone: +49 89 382 247 53
Email: [email protected]

Christophe Koenig
Spokesperson BMW Brand und
Telephone: +49 89 382 56097
Email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

About BMW Group Cultural Engagement

For roughly 50 years now, a BMW Group has instituted and engaged
in over 100 informative cooperations worldwide. The association places the
categorical concentration of a long-term joining on contemporary and mod- ern
art, exemplary song and jazz as good as pattern and design. In
1972, 3 large-scale paintings were combined by a 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, Moscow and London, a association also partners with leading
museums and art fairs as good as orchestras and show houses around
a world. As partial of a art programme “Muse”, Rolls-Royce partners
for a beginning “The Dream Commission” with dual internationally
venerable art institutions. Together with Fondation Beyeler and
Serpentine Galleries, rising and determined artists are invited to
contention a moving-image work that delivers an immersive sensory
experience. The artists are nominated and selected by renowned
personalities of a art universe like Daniel, Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich
Obrist, Cao Fei, and Theodora Vischer. BMW Group takes absolute
artistic leisure in all a informative activities for postulated – 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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