Experience Puerta Sur at the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018.

From the early days of ragtime to the legendary swing era, jazz has always been impeccable when it comes to getting people to move. For its 10th anniversary, the BMW Welt Jazz Award will – once again – recall the genre’s rhythmic powers. Between February and April, six matinees will feature six artists’ performances that will either connect to and continue the tradition or mix it up with other dance genres to create completely new rhythms under the theme “Jazz moves”.

Puerta Sur: Tangomoods.
Since the 1950s, South American rhythms that almost always correspond to dance forms have been one of the most important influences on jazz. In the last couple of years, it has been the tango, in particular, that has been rediscovered for various new musical combinations. The Puerta Sur trio from Zurich, consisting of the bassist Daniel Schläppi, Andreas Engler on violin and the Argentinian singer Marcela Arroyo, employ the tango to create world music that combines European roots — such as Arroyo’s classically Portuguese Fado-schooled singing and Engler’s classical music culture — with innovative new tango arrangements by Schläppi and other fascinating instrumental improvisations, creating an entirely new sonic experience. Subtle and reduced to its essence on the one hand and marked by dramatic tensions on the other, the concept is set to astound spectators as part of the third joint programme “Tangomoods” that will resound at BMW Welt.

Four more matinees before the finale:
03/18/2018    Puerta Sur – Tangomoods
03/25/2018    Andi Kissenbeck’s CLUB BOOGALOO
04/08/2018    Beady Belle
04/22/2018    BartolomeyBittmann progressive strings vienna

06/09/2018    Finale BMW Welt Jazz Award

Tune in and vote.
Following the sixth matinee, our jury of experts will nominate the two finalists for the closing concert. The two ensembles will then compete with one another in the auditorium on 9 June 2018. There, the BMW Welt Jazz Award will also be handed over to the winner.

But that’s not all, because with so much musical entertainment, you’ll also be able to make your voice heard – by choosing your favourite performance for the audience award. Following each matinee, you will be able to vote and thereby select your personal favourite. The winner will receive the unique audience award, sponsored by Schloss Elmau. Join us and experience competitive jazz in the unique atmosphere of BMW Welt.

Who: Puerta Sur
Where: BMW Welt, Doppelkegel
Cost: Free entry

Puerta Sur.