I am happy to announce that we have been awarded with the Audience Award at the Getxo International Jazz Festival Competition in Bizkaia, Spain, with the Lukas Gabric Group. Congratulations to Lukas Gabric for also winning the Best Soloist Award!
I am very glad about being among the recipients of ASCAP’s 2014 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Awards. This award really means a lot to me. With these annual awards, ASCAP is not only being financially supportive of young jazz composers but also acknowledges the intense creative work behind each composition. Congratulations to all winners this year! Check out the recording of my winning composition ‘Lost’ on Soundcloud: it was recorded with Joel Frahm as a special guest a few months ago at one of the bi-weekly jazz nights at International House NY.
As a member of Trio Collage, I am looking forward to playing a few concerts with Dirk-Achim Dhonau (composition, drums, percussion) and Jakob Dreyer (bass) in our home base Hamburg, Germany, in January 2014. Check out the calendar for more detailed information.
Recently, I have been appointed the position of Adjunct Lecturer at CCNY for the academic year 2013-2014. I am very much looking forward to this new and exciting experience. I will be teaching Music 101, Introduction to Music, during Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.
Dirk-Achim Dhonau will be presenting Trio Collage’s brand new album Conclusion live on air on February 05, 2013 at 10:00PM (CET). Follow the broadcast live on the internet. We published Conlusion in January on M.A.T. Acoustics.