Monday, July 25, 2011

The 12th Darmstadt Jazzforum

The 12th Darmstadt Jazzforum taking place from September 28th to October 1st will focus on JAZZ. SCHULE. MEDIEN. (jazz. school. media), discussing the ways in which jazz reaches its audience – in an educational context, through the media or directly in the club or concert hall. For a three-day conference we invited scholars, journalists and musicians to discuss the subject.

Three workshops will provide the possibility to actually learn in all of these categories. In a workshop called jazz:schule (jazz:school) the saxophonist Angelika Niescier will provide teachers at public schools and high schools with tools to use jazz as a musical means of communication in their classes. jazz:kritik (jazz:criticism) is directed towards journalists writing for daily newspapers or online media and is organized as an online workshop in July/August.

In the workshop song:writing the pianist Julia Hülsmann and the singer Daniel Mattar will give hints how to work with lyrics and music and also talk about stage presentation. Apart from the conference and workshops, we will also have concerts, such as by Angelika Niescier's sublim, by Julia Hülsmann & Daniel Mattar, by the Swiss group "Keller’s 10“ and by the trumpeter Nils Wülker and his band. The conference will mostly be in German.

The 12th Darmstadt Jazzforum is organized by the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt and the City of Sciences Darmstadt. It is made possible through the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and is funded by the Hesse Minister for Science and the Arts. jazz:schule is a cooperation with the Jazzinitiative Frankfurt, the Jazzfreunde Hofheim, the Verein zur Förderung des zeitgenössischen Jazz in Darmstadt, the Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium Frankfurt/Main as well as the Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt/Main. song:writing is a cooperation with the Stadtkirche Darmstadt.

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