BMW Welt Jazz Award  Finals 2020  BMW Jazz Award

BMW Welt Jazz Award
Finals 2020


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What does it sound like, the »Melody at Night«? Be there when the finalists of the BMW Welt Jazz Award 2020 answer this question in their very own particular way. Two luminaries of jazz will face off on stage at the big final in the Gasteig: The Adam Bałdych Quartet from Poland and the Peter Gall Quintet from Berlin, both of which already convinced the expert jury and audience alike in the preliminary rounds.

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Adam Bałdych Quartet

Starting his international career at the age of 16, the Polish violinist Adam Bałdych was touted as a child prodigy in his home country. Now living in New York and with many awards to his name, critics praise Bałdych for his unique technique and for having »redefined the sound of the violin«. In his current project »Sacrum Profanum«, he returns to his classical roots: With his Polish accompanists Krzysztof Dys on piano, Michał Barański on bass and Dawid Fortuna on drums, he explores »sacred music« and its great composers, from the Middle Ages (Hildegard von Bingen) to the Renaissance (Thomas Tallis) to the contemporary Tatar-Russian avant-gardist Sofia Gubaidulina.

Peter Gall Quintet

Stemming from Bad Aibling, long-time Berlin resident Peter Gall is one of Germany’s foremost drummers and composers – as a sideman of jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and many vocalists, such as Thomas Quasthoff, Jane Monheit, Kim Sanders, Jasmin Tabatabai, Peter Fessler and the New York Voices ensemble. He appears alongside his brother, the pianist Chris Gall, and as a permanent member of successful bands such as Subtone and Roberto Di Gioia’s Web Web. At the BMW Welt Jazz Award, Gall presents his first album as band leader, »Paradox Dreambox« – an impressive and powerful kaleidoscope of modern jazz sounds. The remaining line-up consists of outstanding progressive musicians from Germany and Europe, such as Echo Jazz prize winner Wanja Slavin on saxophone, Dutch rising star Reinier Baas on guitar, winner of the Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis Rainer Böhm on piano and up-and-coming bassist Felix Henkelhausen.

Taking place for the 12th time this year, the BMW Welt Jazz Award is considered a special highlight for seasoned and budding jazz fans alike.

In collaboration with Bayerischer Hof, egoFM, nmz and the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich
(BMW AG, Munich)