German jazz orchestra Bundesjazzorchester (BuJazzO) will be honoured with the Frankfurt Music Prize at this year’s Musikmesse trade fair.
The award is given annually within the framework of the Musikmesse fair and the Musikmesse Festival to personalities whose activities have made an important contribution to music and culture.
During the presentation ceremony on 13th April, the orchestra will offer a live insight into its multi-faceted repertoire in nonet formation under Professor Niels Klein.
The laudatory speech will be given by Germany’s star trumpeter, Till Brönner, who played with the BuJazzO from 1988 to 1991.
The Frankfurt Music Prize has been awarded to personalities from the world of music for special achievements in the fields of interpretation, composition, musicology, teaching and services to music making since 1982.
Sponsored by the Federal Association of German Musical Instrument Manu¬facturers (Bundesverband der Deutschen Musikinstrumenten-Hersteller e. V. – BDMH) and Messe Frankfurt, the Frankfurt Music Prize is worth €15,000.
Previous winners include Udo Lindenberg, Peter Gabriel, Keith Emerson and Marie-Luise Neunecker. Last year, the Frankfurt Music Prize went to internationally successful violinist David Garrett.
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