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BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018 in March.
Tue Feb 27 09:32:05 CET 2018 Press Release
“Jazz moves” with PUERTA SUR and Andi Kissenbeck’s CLUB BOOGALOO.
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Munich. In its tenth year, BMW Welt Jazz Award’s theme is “Jazz moves”. The third and fourth cost-free matinee of the competition will welcome PUERTA SUR – Tangomoods to perform on March 18 and Andi Kissenbeck’s CLUB BOOGALOO on March 25. These concerts again take place at BMW Welt’s double-coned structure. After the last two matinees in April, the BMW Welt Jazz Award jury will pick two ensembles, which will face each other in the finale on June 9, while the audience is free to decide their very own favorite’s prize.
A range of songs by the competing bands can be found via Spotify and the “BMW Welt Jazz Award” playlist: spoti.fi/2EvfUj7
Zurich-based trio PUERTA SUR with bassist Daniel Schläppi, violinist Andreas Engler and Argentinian singer Marcela Arroyo uses tango as an inspiration for their world music. The trio combines European roots, such as found in Arroyo’s voice schooled in traditional Portuguese Fado and Engler’s classical sounds and add the fascinating instrumental improvisations and New Tango arrangements by Schläppi to create their unique sound. “Tangomoods” - understated, reduced to its essence and filled with suspense, this musical concept will once again delight the audience at BMW Welt on March 18.
Born in Bonn and teaching at Munich’s conservatory, pianist Andreas Kissenbeck is one of Europe’s leading Hammond organ players. His band named Andi Kissenbeck’s CLUB BOOGALOO has recorded three albums by now and takes a new look at the musical tradition of Spanish Harlem, a version of hard bop featuring Latin influences. He is accompanied by guitarist and singer Thorsten Goods, drummer Tobias Backhaus and saxophonist Karel Ruzicka. On March 25, the audience at BMW Welt’s double-coned structure will be experiencing the band’s multi-faceted program with its take on exploits in funk music by Jimmy Smith, torrential after-beats of Joey DeFrancesco and “Boogaloo” as it was interpreted by Lee Morgan.
BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018 dates
Matinees: 11 am to c.1:30 pm at the double-coned structure of BMW Welt:
February 18, 2018 LBT
Febuary 25, 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 free of charge but seating is limited. Tickets are subject to availability. Doors open at 10.30 am.
Grand finale at the auditorium of BMW Welt at 7 pm:
June 9, 2018 Final concert featuring the two nominated finalists
Tickets for the grand finale on June 9, 2018, will be available as of February 18, 2018, at BMW Welt and München Ticket.
As in previous years, the programme will be hosted by Beate Sampson, jazz expert and editor at the German broadcasting station BR-KLASSIK.
The distinguished panel of expert jurors will be headed by Oliver Hochkeppel (journalist for music and cultural affairs at the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung) and will include the following members:
Roland Spiegel, editor at the music desk and jazz expert at the German broadcasting station Bayerischer Rundfunk BR‑KLASSIK;
Andreas Kolb, editor-in-chief of the magazines JazzZeitung and neue musikzeitung;
Heike Lies, musicologist, Music and Music Theatre Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the state capital Munich;
Christiane Böhnke-Geisse, Artistic Director of the international jazz festival Bingen swingt.
For further questions please contact:
Dr Thomas Girst
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs
Telephone: +49-89-382-247 53
BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs
BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs
Spokesperson BMW Welt
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