Renaud Garcia-Fons wins BMW Welt Jazz Award 2017. Ten years of BMW Welt Jazz Award will be distinguished with a subject “Jazz moves”.

Munich. The leader of BMW Welt Jazz Award 2017 was
chosen: French bassist Renaud Garcia-Fons and his contingent assured the
jury with their programme “Revoir Paris” opposite a German bassist
Eva Kruse and her quintet. The endowment was presented by Dr Nicolas
Peter, Member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, along with Dr
Hans-Georg-Küppers, conduct of a Department of Arts and Culture of the
state collateral Munich. 

“Amazing bass” was this year’s theme, pulling an instrument from the
credentials to a front, creation a large star in all of a six
cost-free matinees and a culmination during a sold-out auditorium of BMW
Welt was usually as thrilled. 

Renaud Garcia-Fons was upheld by drummer Stephan Carracci and
David Venitucci personification a accordion, while Garcia-Fons was playing
a common darker tones of a drum roughly violin-like, as listened in his
programme “Revoir Paris”. 

The consultant jury stated: “Outstanding technique is not always a most
critical aspect – in exemplary song as good as in jazz. Eva Kruse
and her companions demonstrated with ‘On a Mo’ that creativity with
compositions and supportive energy are required to invite an audience.
It is a expel of fortune, if singular virtuosity during a contrabass serves
a low-pitched mural enchanting all senses. Just like Renaud Garcia-Fons’
stirring loyalty to his home Paris. At times, it is low-pitched delicate,
during times with breath-taking force, heading by low-pitched epochs,
standard styles and romantic states of a French Capital – and last
though not slightest with a crawl play that couldn’t be improved executed by
exemplary musicians. That’s a reason a jury has selected Renaud
Garcia-Fons and his contingent to be a leader of a BMW Welt Jazz Award 2017.” 

Renaud Garcia-Fons perceived 10,000 EUR esteem income and a trophy
designed by BMW Design. The runner-up, Eva Kruse and her quintet, were
awarded with 5,000 EUR. 

Garcia-Fons won this year’s public endowment as well, earning his trio
an disdainful stay during review Schloss Elmau and an coming during the
resort’s annual JazzClassica Festival in Jul 2017. 

“Since 2009, 54 jazz ensembles from 17 countries have achieved at
BMW Welt Jazz Award. In 2018, we wish to applaud a tenth
anniversary of BMW Welt Jazz Award with even some-more general guests
and a constant fans. we really happily honour Renaud Garcia-Fons for
winning and also wish to deeply appreciate a long-term partners”, pronounced Dr
Nicolas Peter. During a finale, Dr Nicolas Peter also announced next
year’s theme: 2018’s subject will be “Jazz moves”: BMW Welt
is job to dance! 

“The BMW Group combined with a BMW Welt Jazz Award a success story
with general impact, though it’s also a outrageous benefit for a city. Not
usually a 6 matinees, though also this implausible culmination were very
singular low-pitched experiences, that will be remembered by a enchanted
public for a prolonged time”, pronounced a conduct of a Department of Arts and
Culture of a state collateral Munich, Dr Hans-Georg Küppers. 

The BMW Welt Jazz Award eminent a ninth book in 2017. From
Jan to March, 6 eminent general ensembles vehement and
gay a full residence during a Sunday matinees during a Double Cone
of a BMW Welt. In serve to a dual finalists, a other
participating ensembles were: Chris Minh Doky New Nordic Jazz
(Denmark), Henning Sieverts´ Symmethree (Germany), Lars Danielsson
plays Liberetto feat. Grégory Privat (Sweden/France), Linda May Han
Oh: Sun Pictures (USA). 

The eminent row of jurors enclosed eminent jazz experts and
specialists of a jazz scene, who chose a leader of BMW Welt Jazz
Award 2017. Chaired by Oliver Hochkeppel (journalist for song and
informative affairs during a German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung), a jury
enclosed a following members: Roland Spiegel (editor during a music
table and jazz consultant during German broadcasting hire Bayerischer
Rundfunk BR‑KLASSIK), Andreas Kolb (editor-in-chief of a magazines and neue musikzeitung), Heike Lies (musicologist, Music
and Music Theatre Division of a Department of Cultural Affairs of
a state collateral Munich) and Christiane Böhnke-Geisse (Artistic
Director of a general jazz festival “Bingen swingt”). 

The 2017 book of a BMW Welt Jazz Award once again enjoyed the
inexhaustible support of a partners BR-KLASSIK, nmz, nmz-online and, as good as review Schloss Elmau and a Department of
Cultural Affairs of a city of Munich. 


For serve questions greatfully contact:


Dr Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-24753


Leonie Laskowski

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-45382


Bernhard Ederer

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Spokesperson BMW Welt

Telephone: +49-89-382-28556

Email: [email protected]


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