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Jazz Award 2019

BMW Welt Jazz Award 2019.


Matthieu Bordenave Archipel.

The 35-year-old tenor saxophonist Matthieu Bordenave from southern France initially studied classical and jazz saxophone in Paris before he enrolled on the master’s programme at the Munich Music Academy. He is considered one of the outstanding voices of European jazz with his numerous recordings and lyrical, nuance-rich playing style that is immediately recognisable.

Moreover, he is considered one of the most exciting voices of contemporary jazz in Europe. In addition to three recordings at the traditional label ENJA Records, which were highly praised by critics, he debuted at ECM in 2018 with the Shinya Fukumori Trio.

With his latest release, “Terre de Sienne”, Bordenave, who is a synesthete, meaning that he can hear colours, pursued the idea of translating individual colours into musical compositions. In this way, he created fascinating sound paintings, which BR-Klassik described as “timeless images of enchanting beauty and power”.

He will present his latest project “Archipel” at the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2019. The starting point for the new “Archipel” programme is lyrical poetry, which was in fact the work of French poet René Char. It is around these poems and aphorisms that Matthieu Bordenave and his colleagues develop their pieces in an intimate trio without drums.

Bordenave will be accompanied by award-winning pianist Florian Weber, who has attracted international attention through his collaborations with stars such as Pat Metheny, Albert Mangelsdorff and Michael Brecker, as well as for his own projects. The third in the group is bassist Patrice Moret, who belongs to the Who’s Who of the European jazz scene and has appeared in the past as a musical partner of Uri Caine, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Nils Wogram among others.

Matthieu Bordenave: Saxophone
Florian Weber: Piano
Patrice Moret: Double Bass

Where: BMW Welt Double Cone
When: 24/02/2019 from 11.00 am – 1.30 pm (Doors open at 10.30 am)
Costs:  Admission is free of charge. Please note that the capacity is limited.

Matthieu Bordenave Archipel
Matthieu Bordenave Archipel
Matthieu Bordenave Archipel