Entertainment Journalist Michael Kayunde will participate in an information tour to Germany on the topic “Jazz from Germany” in connection with a visit of the 50th German Jazz Festival in Frankfurt. The information visit takes place from 21 to 27 October 2019 in Berlin, Darmstadt and Frankfurt and is part of the Visitors Programme of the Federal Republic of Germany. Chargée d’Affaires of the German Embassy, Ellen Gölz, handed over the letter of invitation on Friday, 8 October 2019.
The tour will give an insight into the German Jazz scene with an overview of the conditions for support, copyright and music education. Together with other journalists from different countries, Kayunde will meet artists and key players in the field of Jazz in Berlin (e.g. Berlin office of the ACT jazz label, jazz clubs such as A-Trane, B-flat and Quasimodo) as well as representatives of the XJAZZ Festival and Jazzfest Berlin, and the German jazz associations (e.g. Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker, Bundeskonferenz Jazz and Jazz & World Partners).
A visit to the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt, which has the biggest public jazz archive in Europe, is also on the busy programme. Various network meetings will also take place as well as a visit to the 50th German Jazzfestival in Frankfurt and to the ‘Hessischer Rundfunk ‘ broadcasting company.