Deutscher Jazzpreis


Jazz made in Germany is a globally respected flagship and is now more than ever at the cutting edge of our times: it excels in live performances and communicates cultural diversity on stage and in teaching, in cultural management as well as in recording production. Artists in jazz and improvised music are highly mobile and develop new concepts and formats for performance, recording, and distribution.

To honour this innovative strength in all its facets, the Minister of State for Culture, Prof. Monika Grütters, and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media launched Deutscher Jazzpreis. As the Federal Government’s central funding institution for the music industry, the Initiative Musik has been entrusted with its realisation.

The first edition of Deutscher Jazzpreis took place on 3 June 2021, intending to establish itself as an annually recurring, cultural lighthouse event.

This award shines the spotlight on the diversity and creativity of the German jazz scene and honours exceptional, artistic, and innovative achievements in a national and international context. There are prizes in 31 categories, with the prize winners receiving a prize sum of €10,000.

The 2024 edition of the German Jazz Prize will take place in Cologne on Thursday, 18 April 2024.

WildKat is excited to partner with this newly established and innovative institution in a PR and marketing campaign.