Albert Mangelsdorff Award

German Jazz Award 2015 | Awardee: Achim Kaufmann

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Achim Kaufmann

Achim Kaufmann

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Pianist Achim Kaufmann will be awarded the Albert-Mangelsdorff-Preis, which is bestowed biannually by the Union of German Jazz Musicians and includes prize money of 15.000 Euro. The award is donated by the GEMA-Foundation, the Society for the Administration of Neighbouring Rights (GVL) and the Promotion- and Support Fund of the German Composers’ Association.

“For many years, Achim Kaufmann has been one of the most inspiring and exciting personalities of the European jazz and improvisation scene. His music bears witness to great harmonic subtlety and structural depth. A brilliant pianist and composer, his reflected exploration of tradition has led him to a nuanced, contemporary sound language that encompasses poetry, energy and abstraction in equal measure.”
Julia Neupert, member of the jury

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Concert with “grünen”
Achim Kaufmann piano
Robert Landfermann bass
Christian Lillinger drums

Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker in the context of Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin

GEMA Stiftung     Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker     Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten (GVL)     Deutscher Komponistenverband