Our project

The goal of the European Jazz School is to bring together talented young musicians from European partner regions and from Hesse through workshops, to rehearse together as an ensemble, and subsequently to present their collaboration musically at the end of a workshop. Participants learn to communicate with the ensemble and to succeed on international stages. In addition, they get to know our partner regions, thus obtaining a better understanding of the organization and structure of musical education in other countries.

During workshops, it is important that all bands are internationally diverse, thus presenting a joint European product on stage - consisting of the diverse influences that come together in each band through the individual musicians themselves. Public funds used to train the young talented musicians will be returned to the public by way of the concerts. Of course, each musician takes away an infinite amount of learning experience with regard to the development of skills in his or her particular instrument as well as in terms of ensemble practice, precisely because so many talented young musicians come together.

Future Projects European Jazz School Live

European Jazz School Live

We are planning to pick at least 20 enthusiastic young musicians from five different countries to meet here in Marburg with some world-famous teachers. For example, Dominique Di Piazza developed his own technique on bass and filled stadiums together with John MC Laughlin. Together they rehearse in Marburg and show their skills during the jam sessions in the evening. The lecturers themselves will likely also contribute. Everything will be spontaneous and unscheduled. The excitement generated by this joint project between the partner regions of Hesse, including Nouvelle Aquitaine in France, Bursa in Turkey, Emilia Romagna in Italy, and Wielkopolska in Poland, is every year the same: a marvelous bag of young musicians whose easiness, good mood, and good music simply radiate a joy of life. Everyone is curious to see not only what musical skills are present, but also which cultures will factor into the music. It is usually a very special, wonderful blend.

Friday, June 7 starting at 9:00 pm

Jam session in the Cavete at Steinweg 12 in Marburg

Free admission.

At the Hessentag in Bad Hersfeld all bands of the European Jazz School will perform with a subsequent jam session on

Saturday, June 9, from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Buchcafe Bad Hersfeld.

The band of teachers is made up of the following musicians:

Dominque Di Piazza: Bass, (France)

Achille Succi: Sax (Italy) Partnerregion Emilia Romagna

Krzysztof Przybylowicz: Drums (Poland) Partnerregion Wielkopolska

Anke Helfrich: Piano, (Hesse)