Discovering music

Music touches, surprises, delights and saddens like hardly any other art. No matter if we call it “jazz”, “classical”, “rock” or “pop” – “good” music is full of passion and … yes, what actually?

With our new series we would like to introduce you to the fascinating world of contemporary sound art. In conversations with contemporary artists, scientists and journalists, we immerse ourselves in the diverse soundscape of the Jazzfest Bonn and take a look behind the scenes. In short videos you will learn more about the thoughts and work of musicians, about instruments, individual stylistic features and much more.

An introduction in video format that will spark and fuel your interest in the creative, captivating and charmingly challenging wonder world of contemporary music.

Are interpretation and improvisation two sides of the same coin?

... we ask Richie Beirach Richie Beirach is one of the greatest and most active jazz pianists of our time. Born in Brooklyn/New York in the 1940s, he devoted himself exclusively to classical music until the age of 13. It was only then that he discovered jazz and became a pioneer of improvisation and energetic [...]

Is it possible to improvise over a piece by Beethoven?

... we ask Richie Beirach Richie Beirach is one of the greatest and most active jazz pianists of our time. Born in Brooklyn/New York in the 1940s, he devoted himself exclusively to classical music until the age of 13. It was only then that he discovered jazz and became a pioneer of improvisation and energetic [...]