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 in Bursa

Take a good 20 enthusiastic young musicians from five different countries who meet especially for the Hessentag with partly world-famous lecturers to rehearse together. (For example, Dominique Di Piazza developed his own technique on bass and filled stages with John MC Laughlin.) Together, they rehearse in November 2019 in Turkey at a workshop in collaboration with the University of Bursa.

Elif Caglar, Voice, Turkey

Achille Succi: Saxophone (Italy) Partner Region Emilia Romagna

Krzysztof Przybylowicz: Drums (Poland) Partner Region Wielkopolska

Anke Helfrich: Piano, Hessen

The exciting thing about this joint project between the partner regions of Hesse, such as the nouvelle Aquitaine in France, the partner region Bursa in Turkey, the Emilia Romagna in Italy and the Wielkopolska in Poland, is repeated every year: a surprise bag for young musicians who come with their Lightness, good mood and good music just radiate joy of life. Everyone is looking forward to what is available in musical ability, but also to which cultures come to fruition on a musical level. Mostly a very special, unique mixture.

Thursday the 14th of November from 21:30 Jamsession in the Sharlo Bar in Görükle

Friday, November 15 Jamsession from 20:30 in the Transport Museum Tofas in Bursa

Saturday, November 16th Final concert in the Audi Max of the University of Bursa from 18.00 to 20:00

Free entry.