JazzBeet – An International Jazz Competition in Bonn

Support and encouragement are tremendously important for young musicians just beginning their careers. For this reason, Jazzfest Bonn and BTHVN2020 have joined forces to initiate JazzBeet, an international competition in celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

From 26 – 30 May 2020, six jazz trios from around the world that have been selected by a jury of experts will be invited to Bonn, Beethoven’s home town, to compose and perform music in the revolutionary spirit of the great composer. The competition encourages the young artists to find their own voice, think outside the box, and have the courage to innovate and take artistic risks.

On Thursday 28 May and Friday 29 May, the invited bands will perform their programs for the jury, including newly composed pieces of their own that reflect the spirit of Beethoven. These concerts are open to the public and free of charge.

On 30 May 2020, the winning trio will perform in the Pantheon Theater as part of the final concert of Jazzfest Bonn 2020.

For further details, please visit www.jazzfest-bonn.de.

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