Lower Saxony and Bremen
German Jazz Prize 2022: 81 nominations
Bremen (dpa / lni) – In meetings that lasted several days, expert juries nominated 81 contributions from around 1,000 submissions for this year’s German Jazz Prize. The award will be presented on April 27 in Bremen. Until then, a 16-member main jury will determine 31 winners, who will receive a trophy and prize money totaling 300,000 euros, Music Initiative announced Monday. According to the initiative, it is the largest award for the national and international jazz scene in Germany. The award is financed with project funds from the Commissioner for Culture and Media of the Federal Government.
“The German Jazz Prize jury is deeply impressed by the high quality, artistic expressiveness and emotional depth of the submitted works and productions, and launched into the discussion with great respect, knowing full well that much more than we can award is worthy of an award,” said Beate Sampson, president of the main jury and presenter of Bayerischer Rundfunk.
The 31 categories include vocal and instrumental artists, but also record labels, national and international bands, radio productions, venues and festivals. The award ceremony, followed by an evening concert, will take place the night before “jazzahead!” at the Metropol Theater in Bremen.