October 25, 2023

Enjoy Jazz introduces its own music award for the 25th anniversary of the festival.

"Christian Broecking Award for Arts Education 2023" goes to Terri Lyne CarringtonEnjoy Jazz introduces its own music award for the festival's 25th anniversary: The "Christian Broecking Award for Arts Education 2023" goes to Terri Lyne Carrington

The "Christian Broecking Award for Arts Education" is the new music award of the Enjoy Jazz Festival. It is intended to honor people who understand and live music in particular not only as a significant art form, but also as a social responsibility. People who create a universal, egalitarian and liberal language out of the wordlessness of music without renouncing naming. People who understand, create or communicate music as a proactive soundtrack to contemporary history. People who, in harmony with art and especially music, take responsibility in their time for their time and its history. People who make art and especially music recognizable and available as a super-instrument of respect and freedom in equality.

The "Christian Broecking Award for Arts Education" is awarded annually during the Enjoy Jazz Festival to an outstanding personality from the arts or arts education - in the spirit of its namesake, the music sociologist, publicist and publisher Christian Broecking (1957-2021), who was closely associated with the festival.

Broecking taught musicology and music journalism in Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg and Berlin, as well as jazz history at the Institute for Contemporary Music in Winterthur. Among other things, he served as a jazz juror for the "German Record Critics' Award." Broecking curated and directed two highly acclaimed international conferences for the Enjoy Jazz Festival: "Lost in Diversity - A Transatlantic Dialogue on the Social Relevance of Jazz" and "Vision, Perception, Friction: How Jazz Became Art and Attack(ed) - A Transatlantic Dialogue," both in collaboration with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies. His major publications include a biography of pianist and activist Irène Schweizer and "Respect! The History of Fire Music."

The "Christian Broecking Award for Arts Education" is endowed with prize money of 10,000 euros, provided by the Manfred Lautenschläger Foundation. The members of the 2023 jury are:

Aida Baghernejad (cultural journalist and blogger)
Matthias Brandt (actor)
Maxi Broecking (cultural journalist and publisher)
Sarah Johnson (Director Weill Music Institute, Chief Education Officer at Carnegie Hall, NYC)
Rainer Kern (Founder and Artistic Director Enjoy Jazz)
Prof. George Lewis (composer and university lecturer at Columbia University, NYC)

Terri Lyne Carrington, Artist in Residence of the 25th Enjoy Jazz Festival, will personally receive the award in the context of her multimedia concert "Seen/Unseen", developed together with the visual arts artist Mickalene Thomas, on October 29. The concert is a European premiere.