BMW Welt Jazz Award 2017

The BMW Welt Jazz Award enters its ninth season in January 2017. Titled, “Amazing Bass!”, a range of outstanding international ensembles will perform at the double-coned structure of BMW Welt in a total of six free Sunday matinees between January and March 2017. The event will feature musicians from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, France, USA and Germany.

This year, the bass will take centre stage – an instrument that plays an important and significant role in jazz. During their live performances, the artists will show just how versatile this instrument really is and they will wow the audience with their creativity.

After the sixth and last matinee, a panel of expert jurors will nominate two of the participating ensembles to perform at the final concert at BMW Welt’s auditorium. The upcoming year will also see the second season of the BMW Welt Young Artist Jazz Award, which is awarded together with the city of Munich. In addition to a prize money, the winner will be offered to hold a concert at Unterfahrt Jazzclub as well as an appearance at the Leipzig-based Jazztage festival.

Posted on 22 November 2016