Elbphilharmonie Jazz Academy

Budding professional musicians under the guidance of a top-class team will spend a week working on their great passion: jazz.

Anat Cohen
Anat Cohen © Shervin Lainez

Do you dream of standing on the Elbphilharmonie stage and learning from jazz greats such as Anat Cohen and Donny McCaslin? The »Elbphilharmonie Jazz Academy« will make it possible! After a successful first edition in 2021, jazz musicians aged 18–30 now have another chance to spend a week working with renowned teachers. All instruments are welcome!

There are masterclasses, jam sessions, talks on various topics and lots of time for musical exchange. Together, participants and teachers will develop a programme that they will then present in a public closing concert in the Grand Hall.

Besides Anat Cohen (clarinet) as the artistic director, participants are supported by a top-class team of mentors, including Donny McCaslin (saxophone), Matt Wilson (drums), Sullivan Fortner (keys), Martin Wind (bass), Clarice Assad (vocals) and experts from the Music Education department.

Information & application

Workshops: 15–20 August 2023
Final concert: 20 August 2023 in the Elbphilharmmonie Grand Hall
Costs: The »Elbphilharmonie Jazz Academy« is free for participants (incl. accommodation and food in Hamburg). Participants will have to make their own arrangements to travel to Hamburg on 14.8.2023 and pay travel costs themselves.
Eligibility: Jazz musicians aged 18–30

Applications can be made until 30 January 2023. If you have any questions, please write to jazzacademy@elbphilharmonie.de.

Supported by the Dr. E. A. Langner-Stiftung