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
"Hessen networked" association founded.
The Hessen network assoziation was founded in 2020 in order to give and bundle some activities in the area of cooperation with the partner regions of Hesse and, furthermore, the acceleration and promotion of international activities in the cultural sector. The tasks of this association show an interface between culture, science and international thought. The starting point was the diverse activities of the partner regions of Hesse in connection with the European Jazz School, which started with a concert at the Hessentag in Butzbach in 2007 and was expanded with a workshop for international students from 2008. For more than 10 years, one workshop was usually held annually in Germany in cooperation with the Hessentag and another in one of the partner regions of Hesse. The partner regions are Bursa, Turkey,
nouvelle Aquitaine, France,
Emiglia Romagna Italy and
Wielkopolska in Poland.
An online workshop with the European Jazz School is planned for this year, which is kindly supported by the State Chancellery and the hessian European Ministry. In addition, the association hopes that the project approved by the partner region Emiglia Romagna for a workshop with young talents from the European partner regions can actually take place there and hopefully does not have to be canceled due to Covid.
It would then be the first time in two years that the musicians actually meet again to make music. That always means: A lot of young energy comes together and creates an unbelievably connecting feeling, which is strengthened by the music, as an international human language. A cultural exchange for young people who definitely experience Europe together and hopefully later shape it together.