Kurt Elling: Silesian Jazz Ambassador 2012

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This was the seventh year of the Silesian Jazz Festival, produced by the Institute of Jazz, Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music, and held in the Krystyna Bochenek Katowice Cultural Centre, Katowice, Poland. The purpose of the Festival is music education, with concerts and workshops by eminent jazz musicians. The Kurt Elling Quintet performed at the 7th Silesian Jazz Festival on May 20, 2012. He also presented a master class.

The award committee, composed of representatives of the artistic community, honored Kurt Elling as the Silesian Jazz Festival’s 2012 Ambassador of Jazz

for creative exploration and setting new standards in the world music scene. His moving jazz interpretations enriched by his poetic lyrics, captivate the hearts of music lovers around the world.

The Jazz Ambassador statuette will be awarded in subsequent years of the Silesian Jazz Festival.

Many congratulations, Kurt!