Gasteig Philharmonic Hall: Jazz Night
Jane Monheit & U.M.P.A. Jazz Orchestra
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€ 10; reduced € 7
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U.M.P.A. Jazz Orchestra feat. Jane Monheit
Duo Shuteen Erdenebaatar and Nils Kugelmann
Matthias Preißinger’s Fusion Ensemble
Artistic direction: Prof. Claus Reichstaller
Held every year, the jazz night is a highlight in the calendar of the Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM). This performance will also be streamed free of charge on the HMTM HMTM YouTube channel.
Star guest: jazz singer Jane Monheit
They will be joined by star guest American jazz singer Jane Monheit, who studied with Peter Eldridge at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and who will perform a diverse range of original arrangements together with the U.M.P.A. Jazz Orchestra. Monheit was just 20 when she achieved second place in the 1998 vocal competition at the Thelonious Monk Institute, with the singer from Long Island receiving acclaim for her refreshing natural sound, the warmth of her voice and the swing phrasing of her vocals. Her debut album (»Never Never Land«) was released in 2000 and followed by almost a dozen other recordings.
Various student ensembles from the Jazz Institute will also perform music and original compositions in a diverse range of styles, including the Mingus Ensemble, duo Shuteen Erdenebaatar and Nils Kugelmann, lecturer Matthias Preißinger’s Fusion Ensemble, as well as other students and teachers from the Jazz Institute.
Prof. Dr. Bernd Redmann, President of the HMTM says:
»Our students are finally able to perform in front of an audience again! We did everything we could to help them get through recent months in as positive a mindset as possible; internal performances, for example, and live streams, all held under strict hygiene conditions. But our music, dance and theatre students have been put under enormous pressure, with very few opportunities to perform, far too little stage experience and, until the last few weeks, hardly any practical ensemble tuition. Now we can at last invite audiences into some of our concert performances and we are delighted that the measures currently in place allow us to open up as well.«