The 43rd International Jazz Festival Burghausen
Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2012
The finals of the European Burghausen Young Artist Jazz Award will be opening the festival for the fourth time. Five specially selected young bands will be vying for the 15,000€ top prize, and a slot at the official opening concert on Wednesday in the Wackerhalle, playing before the multi-award winning Jazzkantine and their guests Nils Landgren & Pee Wee Ellis. Thursday will be devoted to the "Jazz Masters All Stars" - the famed Pitt jazz sessions are brought to Burghausen under the direction of saxophonist Nathan Davis. Another jazz master, Lee Konitz and his New Quartet, follow immediately afterwards. Friday is for the real night owls! After the slap-bass icon Marcus Miller and the powerful trumpet playing of Nicholas Payton in the Wackerhalle, the Bahama Soul Club with singer Pat Appleton (DEPHAZZ) invite you out for a dance. As an extra special treat, all-stars of drum 'n' bass the Phoneheads, allow themselves a rare night-time encounter, and even bring along the VJ-artistry of "Sektion Bewegbilder". Beats and visuals from masters of their craft! On Saturday, the whole town will be in a jazz fever! In addition to main venues like the Wackerhalle, Stadtsaal and Mautnerschloss, restaurants and cafes in the town will be providing a taste of jazz and similar styles throughout Jazz Night. As the evening winds into the wee hours, those with an insatiable hunger for music can meet up for the ultimate tip: The Late Night Session in the Mautnerschloss. This year the piano trio Phronesis is featured, about whom the BBC journalist Sean Rafferty wrote "they might change your life". The traditional Next Generation Day will close the Burghausen festival week on Sunday, where four excellent bands will provide an exciting insight into the contemporary jazz scene.
Wackerhalle, Stadtsaal, Jazzkeller
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