The Melody at Night.
Adam Bałdych Quartet and Peter Gall Quintet
selected as finalists.
The Jazz Award Finale 2020 will take place on 23/07/2021, at 7 pm at the Gasteig in Munich.
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Adam Bałdych Quartet and Peter Gall Quintet will present their interpretations of the award theme "The Melody at Night" at Gasteig. The Cultural Department of the City of Munich, as a partner of the BMW Group Award, offered the Philharmonie as a venue. The winning ensemble will receive prize money of 10,000 euros and a trophy designed by BMW Design, while the runner-up will receive a bonus of 5,000 euros.
The free concerts of the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2020 with the motto "The Melody at Night" took place between January and March last year, for the first time as evening events, in the double cone of the BMW Welt. Moderated by Hannah Weiss, winner of the BMW Welt Young Artist Jazz Award 2019, the music-loving audience was impressed by the skills of both ensembles.
Adam Baldych Quartet.
Polish violinist Adam Bałdych was hailed as a child prodigy in his homeland at an early age and launched his international career at just 16. His unique technique, which amounts to a "redefinition of the sound of the violin," was praised. In his current project "Sacrum Profanum" he now returns to his classical roots: together with his Polish accompanists Krzysztof Dys on piano, Michał Barański on bass and Dawid Fortuna on percussion, he explores "sacred music" and its great composers, from the Middle Ages (Hildegard von Bingen) and the Renaissance (Thomas Tallis) to the contemporary Tatar-Russian avant-gardist Sofia Gubaidulina.
Peter Gall Quintet.
Peter Gall, a native of Bad Aibling who has long lived in Berlin, is one of Germany's most distinguished drummers and composers. At BMW Welt on February 18, 2020, Gall presented his first album as bandleader, "Paradox Dreambox," a massive kaleidoscope of modern jazz sounds. Staged with outstanding colleagues from the German and European scene, namely Echo Jazz award winner Wanja Slavin on saxophone, Dutch guitar shooting star Reinier Baas, winner of the New German Jazz Award Rainer Böhm on piano and up-and-coming bassist Felix Henkelhausen.
14/01/2020 - Cecilie Grundt Quintet
21/01/2020 - Andrea Hermenau Quintet
11/02/2020 - Adam Baldych Quartet
18/02/2020 - Peter Gall Quintet
25/02/2020 - Reis / Demuth / Wiltgen
10/03/2020 - Giovanni Guidi Quintet - cancelled
23/07/2021 - Final event with Adam Baldych Quartet and Peter Gall Quintet
Impressions BMW Welt Jazz Award 2020.
Once again this year, the Cultural Department of the City of Munich and nmz provided support. The partner of the Award 2020 is the renowned Munich luxury hotel Bayerischer Hof, where the winner of the audience award will perform. The Munich radio station egoFM already broadcast all selection concerts of the Award 2020 and will also broadcast the BMW Welt Jazz Award Finale.