Jonas Burgwinkel

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Jonas Burgwinkel, Moers Festival 2012
Jonas Burgwinkel in the Unterfahrt jazz club (Munich 2010)
Jonas Burgwinkel
Aarhus Jazz Festival 2014

Jonas Burgwinkel (* 1981 in Aachen ) is a German drummer of the Creative Jazz . Since October 2011 he has been professor for jazz drums at the Cologne University of Music and Dance .

Live and act

Burgwinkel started his career as a young student: at the age of 17 he began his studies as a young student at the Maastricht Conservatory . After a one-year scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he studied at the Cologne University of Music from 2004 to 2009 . He completed classes and master classes with Jamey Haddad , Michael Küttner , Ralph Peterson and Keith Copeland .

Concert tours have taken him to all continents. He played with jazz greats such as John Scofield , Chris Potter , Uri Caine , Lee Konitz , Mark Murphy , Dave Liebman , John Taylor , Nils Wogram and Manfred Schoof .

Since 2006 he has played in the Pablo Held Trio with Robert Landfermann and Pablo Held ; he also works with a large number of renowned ensembles across Europe. He currently plays around 150 concerts a year and, according to Deutschlandfunk, “is now one of the most sought-after and most active jazz musicians” of his generation in Germany.

In 2008 he founded his own ensemble, Source Direct , whose first CD received high praise from the press as soon as it was released. As a drummer he can be heard on over 50 records from record companies such as Pirouet , ACT , Enja , Traumton , Intuition , Stunt music, DeWerf or BMC .

In August 2009, Burgwinkel was a founding member of the Cologne jazz collective KLAENG, which includes 6 other musicians in addition to Burgwinkel: Tobias Christl , Pablo Held, Tobias Hoffmann , Niels Klein , Frederik Köster and Robert Landfermann. With the KLAENG festivals, a series of concerts has been established since 2010 that invites international artists and formations to Cologne. a. sets impulses through musical diversity.

Prizes and awards

Jonas Burgwinkel received the German music award ECHO Jazz in the category Instrumentalist of the Year National Drums / Percussion for his album Source Direct in 2012 . Together with Robert Landfermann, he was a 2009 winner of the WDR Jazz Prize for Improvisation. He also won the soloist award at the European Jazz Competition at the North Sea Jazz Festival .

With the Pablo Held Trio he received the sponsorship award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2013 and the SWR Jazz Award 2014.

Discographic notes

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Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Short article in Jazz thing