The european jazz academy on a two year cycle ist part of the steady programm of projects offered by the Landesmusikakademie NRW. It is planned to change to a one year cycle as from 2017. This years jazzacademy takes the slogan „Lookin’ East“. Beside established and experienced teachers from germany we also invited jazz musicans from the east of europe. The jazzacademy offers different types of lessons, like grouplessons on the different instruments by selected teachers, teachersconcerts, workshops on different topics and jazzensembles accompanied by teams of teachers. In addition there will be different bands and greater ensembles meant for improvisation. The jam sessions in the Burgstube are even legendary, where the participants let the day draw to an end. The finale of the european jazzacademy will be formed by the Singers’ Night, the concerts of the combos as well as the great final concert with the well-staffed Ensembles on saturday evening.


Tobi Backhaus, Drums Stjepko Gut, Trumpet Martin Gjakonovski, Double Bass Peter O’Mara, Guitar Joan Reinders, Arrangement Marc Secara, Vocals Sebastian Sternal, Piano Nikolai Thärichen, Piano Peter Weniger, Saxofon Jiggs Whigham, artistic director and Marc Doffey, Saxofon Clara Haberkamp, Piano David Helm, Double Bass Fabian Arends, Drums als combo for the singers and the creative composing