(Post Tower | May 29 | 7:00 PM)


Ludwig van Beethoven’s courage, curiosity, and musicality were the inspirations for the international jazz competition called JazzBeet, where innovative young artists from around the world can experiment and become part of a global musical network.





Encouragement and promotion are tremendously important for young musicians just beginning their careers. For this reason, Jazzfest Bonn initiated JazzBeet, an international competition made possible through the support of BTHVN2020 and Deutsche Post DHL Group.


Over 30 bands from all over the world have applied for the competition in Bonn, six bands are invited to follow in Beethoven’s footsteps. The finalists of the competition will present themselves to the jury in public evaluation concerts on two evenings.


The members of the jury are:





Julia Hülsmann, Piano





Roger Hanschel, Saxophone





Ulrich Stock, Journalist Die Zeit














On Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29, three of the invited bands will present their programs to the jury in evaluation concerts in the Post Tower. These concerts are open to the public and free of charge. A further highlight on both evenings is a musical encounter between the two jury members Julia Hülsmann and Roger Hanschel.





Free admission tickets for the evaluation concerts on 28 and 29 May at 7 p.m, are bookable online at www.bonnticket.de.





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

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