17/10/2013

Nils Wogram honoured with the Albert Mangelsdorff Prize for 2013


A big congratulation to German trombonist/composer Nils Wogram.



German-born Trombonist/ composer Nils Wogram has just been awarded the Albert Mangelsdorff Prize for 2013 - known as the Deutscher Jazzpreis/ German Jazz Prize). The prize has a value of 15,000 Euro and is awarded by the Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker - an organisation representing musicians, chaired by pianist Julia Hülsmann, and currently celebrating its fortieth anniversary. The award has been made every other year since 1994 to "outstanding people of the German Jazz scene ." 

Nils Wogram was born in 1972 in Braunschweig in Germany . He has recorded 22 albums as leader. The early ones were produced by ENJA, he has also recorded for ACT.

His latest release with his Root 70 with Strings ”Riomar” has just been released picking up outstanding reviews so far.





Wogram will receive his award on 3rd November 2013 in the context of Jazzfest Berlin. The GEMA-Stiftung, Förderungs- und Hilfsfonds des Deutschen Komponistenverbandes and the GVL contribute financially to the prize.

For any further info on Wogram and Root 70, please do not hesitate in getting in touch here at you Special Agent.

The Jury explains:

Nils Wogram is a technically brilliant musician with a distinctive sound. Deeply rooted in jazz history , he knows how to combine tradition and innovation, and to give the many facets of a modern jazz sound. He places great emphasis on intensive, continuous work in his ensembles, he, undeterred by fashion trends , his musical companions and himself creates space for artistic development. Nils Wogram taught since 2004 trombone at the University of Lucerne. In addition to his artistic and educational activities , he is committed to the needs of jazz in the European music scene .
"We are pleased to honor with Nils Wogram one of the outstanding representatives of the new jazz generation in Germany ," said Julia Hülsmann , chairman of the Union of German jazz musician . "Our special thanks to the donors of the prize money , the GEMA Foundation, the Promotion and Assistance of the DKV , GVL and the Berlin Jazz Festival , our partner in organizing the award ceremony. "

In german:

Nils Wogram ist ein technisch brillanter Musiker mit einem unverwechselbaren Ton. Tief in der Jazzgeschichte verwurzelt, versteht er es, Tradition und Innovation zu verbinden und den vielen Facetten des Jazz ein modernes Klangbild zu verleihen. Er legt großen Wert auf intensive, kontinuierliche Arbeit in seinen Ensembles, wobei er, unbeirrt von Modeströmungen, seinen musikalischen Weggefährten und sich selbst Raum zur Entfaltung schafft. Nils Wogram unterrichtet seit 2004 Posaune an der Hochschule Luzern. Neben seiner künstlerischen und pädagogischen Tätigkeit, setzt er sich für die Belange des Jazz in der europäischen Musikszene ein.
Wir freuen uns, mit Nils Wogram einen der herausragenden Vertreter der neuen Jazzgeneration in Deutschland zu ehren“, so Julia Hülsmann, Vorsitzende der Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker. „Unser besonderer Dank gilt den Stiftern des Preisgelds, der GEMA-Stiftung, dem Förderungs- und Hilfsfonds des DKV, der GVL und dem Jazzfest Berlin, unserem Kooperationspartner bei der Ausrichtung der Preisverleihung.“

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