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The Bundesjazzorchester to be Honored with Frankfurt Music Prize

Jazzed Magazine • News • March 21, 2018

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The Bundesjazzorchester (German Jazz Orchestra – BuJazzO) will be honored with the Frankfurt Music Prize 2018 in April. The award is given annually within the framework of the Musikmesse fair and the Musikmesse Festival to personalities whose activities have made an important contribution to music and culture. During the presentation ceremony on April 13, the orchestra will offer a live insight into its multi-faceted repertoire in nonet formation under Professor Niels Klein. The laudatory speech will be given by Germany’s star trumpeter, Till Brönner, who played with the Bundesjazzorchester from 1988 to 1991. 

The Board of Trustees of the Frankfurt Music Prize Foundation praised the Bundesjazzorchester as a valuable bridge between musical training and career, and as an important driving force for successful jazz music in the future. It also emphasized the significance of the orchestra’s work and its musical competence for the self-esteem, seriousness, professionalism and acceptance of jazz in Germany. Moreover, as a cultural ambassador, the Bundesjazzorchester has formed many links of friendship and frequently presented a new aural visiting card of “Jazz made in Germany” on its numerous concert tours.

A limited contingent of admission tickets is available within the framework of the Musikmesse Festival for the presentation ceremony. These tickets will not be sold but given free of charge in a draw.

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