2020

What would Beethoven’s life sound like?

Once a year Iiro Rantala is a guest on a radio show in his home country Finland. People call him there, tell a story from their lives - and Iiro Rantala sets it to music live in the studio. What would it sound ...

What does “creativity” mean in music?

The American jazz pianist Jason Moran is distinguished by his creative, profound approach to musical tradition. He says of himself: "I am a modern pianist, not a pioneer, not an avant-gardist. I charge old thin...

Always the same 12 tones …

The Grammy winner Joe Lovano is a titanium on the tenor saxophone. As a musician and composer, he collaborates with jazz colleagues and classical orchestras.   https://youtu.be/gVL2YL_SZXE...

Symposium “Improvisation Shapes the Future”

We know that the “great” composers Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven were masters of improvisation and used it as creative source material for their compositions. Drawing on Beethoven’s life and work, various experts...

A Musical Walk Down the Path to Democracy

Ludwig van Beethoven fought throughout his life for a world in which “all men shall be brothers,” and many of his works are concerned with the struggle for values such as liberty, equality, and fraternity. As p...

JazzBeet – final concert

The final concert of Jazzfest Bonn 2020 will feature the winning band from the first international JazzBeet competition. This band, chosen from a large and diverse group of competitors from around the world, wi...

Bundesjazzorchester

For more than 30 years, the young musicians of the German Youth Jazz Orchestra have impressed audiences with their virtuoso improvisation skills and sheer joy of playing. In Bonn this year, this world-class ens...
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