I'm incredibly humbled and honored to have been an artist in residence at the 70th anniversary Deutsches Jazz Festival 2023 as part of ‘The Art of Uncertainty’, led by Torsten de Winkel.
I think this definitely qualifies as a milestone of sorts in my artistic journey. I've been blessed with some very fulfilling collaborations and stage appearances in the past. But this was different.
To start off with, this wasn't quite the ‘regular’ Jazz festival. But the 70th anniversary of one of Europe's oldest Jazz festivals, the first edition of which was in 1953, just 8 years after the end of World War II. The historical relevance of the same, especially in the zeitgeist not something to underestimate.
If you're in the EU, you can currently stream the entire concert on ArteTV HERE.
For my friends in other parts of the world, I've put a private link together here from my solo feature which you can watch HERE.