Sing, tap, jam, ski ba bop ba dop bop
14.-17. July 2022
Jazz in town, a town full of Jazz. The Jazzweekend Regensburg stands for whipping heads and twitching toes, for driving beats and smooth melodies. Young talents will be stepping into the spotlight as well as successful artists who celebrate their musical reunion. Enjoy a cozy hustle and bustle in historic squares, atmospheric courtyards and narrow streets as well as wild and exciting jam sessions in bars, clubs and cafes. From 14 to 17 July 2022, Regensburg is all jazz.
Andreas Kolb completed his journalist education in Stuttgart before moving to Munich for several years to work at ECM Records, among others. In 1997, he joined the publishing house ConBrio in Regensburg. He is the chief editor of the online-magazine “JazzZeitung.de” and the periodical “neue Musikzeitung” and a passionate visitor of the Jazzweekend. He even lives in walking distance of most of the Jazzweekend's event locations - a fact he does not consider a coincidence.
Being a long-term member of the Jazzclub Regensburg, he has also been part of the jury for the “Albert Mangelsdorff Jazzpreis” and the “Internationaler Jazzpreis der Nürnberger Nachrichten” several times. He is currently a member of the selection committees for the “German Jazz Trophy“ and the “BMW Welt Jazz Award”.
„Not only from my professional perspective do I consider Jazz and new music as two sides of the same coin. Both genres are the most interesting and creative ones of contemporary music and I am highly curious about their development.“
Curator representing independent musicians
Lisa Wahlandt studied at the Bruckner Conservatory Linz (now Anton Bruckner Private University) and received scholarships from institutions like the Manhattan School of Music, among others. She composes, sings and teaches. Many years of collaboration with colleagues such as Martin Kälberer, Mulo Francel and Andrea Hermenau have resulted in various works that include “GuteNachtLieder“ “BossaNovaExperiences“ and Bavarian dialect. We can certainly expect more - concert tours from Singapore to Korea, as well as Germany and all over Europe.
“She is casual, relaxed and sexy, her voice is extraordinarily sublime, tender, full of warmth, passionate and yet playful. Lisa Wahlandt beguiles her audience with her voluminous strength, playful expression, rhythmical brilliance and impressive intonation. Her voice is colourful; her musicality is striking and her passion for jazz captivating.“
Alfred's main occupation is as a landscape architect for the City of Regensburg. Nevertheless, his passion is being an ambassador for (jazz) music. He started in Munich as the guitarist of his band „Justyn Time“, touring through Germany for about ten years. In 1990, he moved to Regensburg and joined the local jazzclub, working in different positions at the event location Leerer Beutel. From 2005 on he was head of the musical programme of the Jazzclub Regensburg, until he joined the club‘s advisory board in 2017 and was elected for the managing board in 2019.
„When it comes to music, concerts are irreplaceable. No live-stream, no preserved products will ever be able to recreate the vibrations, the atmosphere, the musicians’ interaction with the audience or the feeling of subs within your body. “
Prof. Tizian Jost
Chairman of the Bayerischer Jazzverband e.V. (BayJV)
Being a prominent character of the German jazz scene,jazz pianist Tizian Jost has been leading the Bavarian jazz association since December 2012.
Jost is a popular guest on international festivals and has an extraordinary oeuvre of over 60 CD recordings. Moreover, he is a successful university teacher at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, where he teaches his own masterclass in jazz piano. Unsurprisingly, his graduates have shown remarkable careers themselves winning a great number of prizes. During his almost 10 years on the managing board of the jazz assocation, Jost has had a great amount of Influence on the cultural politics In Bavaria and has made a significant contribution to the funding of jazz music by the public domain.
Bayerischer Jazzverband e.V. (BayJV)
The Bavarian jazz association is a democratically constituted representation of the entire Bavarian jazz scene and is responsible for communicating jazz-related issues to political representatives in Bavaria. The association works closely with the Bavarian Music Council.
Jazzinstitut Musikhochschule München
University of Music and Performing Arts Munich
Jazz Institute of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich - representative of the three Bavarian jazz universities in 2022
»Jazz« as a musical and individual form of artistic expression demands mastering and continuing tradition while also continually looking for new ways of expression, crossing boundaries and merging different musical styles into one.
The jazz program at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich offers its students a straightforward course of study with an extensive mandatory selection range.
It encourages the students to develop their own artistic personalities while also educating them to be professional musicians and pedagogues.
Munich is a culturally attractive location and offers a wide range of performance opportunities on and beyond university grounds. The Gasteig with its various concert halls and large audience attraction is a particularly suitable venue for the jazz program to reach out to a wide public. Clubs, open-air stages, weekly sessions and festivals give students the opportunity to gain stage experience during their years of training.
The three jazz universities in Munich, Nuremberg and Würzburg will take turns in helping to curate the Bayerisches Jazzweekend, with Munich being the first to start in 2022.
Trained by the German Federal Jazz Orchestra and the Bavarian Landesjugendjazzorchester, Christian Sommerer completed several years of jazz studies to become a bass trombonist. He founded his first Big Band at the age of 16. Since then, he has played the bass trombone in numerous bands (including Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass, Al Porcino Big Band, Sunday Night Orchestra, Bobby Burgess Big Band Explosion, Dusko Goykovich Big Band).
Sommerer, who was born in Regensburg, founded the professional Summit Jazz Orchestra at the age of 21, which gave over 60 concerts in Regensburg as part of a multi-year concert series, being the forerunner of the Jazzorchester Regensburg - Die Volvo Big Band. The orchestra even had five appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival and toured through the USA, Siberia and the Urals on behalf of the German Foreign Office and the Goethe Institute. Numerous other tours took Christian Sommerer all over the world: from Asia to South America, from Brazil to the jungles of Amazonia.
Until the death of jazz legend Bob Brookmeyer, he had been the managing director of one of the best jazz orchestras in the world, the Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra, for twelve years.
In autumn 2021, the city of Regensburg entrusted him with the artistic direction of the Bavarian Jazz Weekend.
The Jazzweekend, although hosted by the City of Regensburg, has always been a collaborative effort. Therefore, we would like to give special thanks to our sponsors.
How do I apply?
Please send us your application digitally using the following link..
Who composes the programme?
Our selection committee of five choses the bands and decides upon the programme. The allocation of stages and time slots will be planned by the artistic direction in cooperation with the host.
By when will I know whether my application was successful or not?
The selection process will be completed by February 2022.
By when will I know the explicit time slot and location of my performance?
The programme will be finalized by April 2022.
How long will the application be open?
The application period ends on 24 January 2022.
Will there be financial compensation?
Yes, every performing musician receives 100,00 EUR (clear/net) and meals on site.