“Next Generation” is a newly established award that will be granted to one or more jazz musicians who are in the early stages of their professional careers. The award, which was initiated by YSJF’s Artistic Director Jan Lundgren, cannot be applied for. An awards committee will select the recipient or recipients. In the first year, the committee will consist of four representatives from Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival and Musik i Syd.
“The award aims to financially support jazz musicians who have started a career with the objective to earn a living as a musician. Most jazz musicians have spent 4–5 years gaining a long, highly qualified Music Academy education and in many cases an additional 1–2 years at Folk High School. Getting established as a jazz musician takes time and the situation for a musician who is still young is often tough with low fees and not enough live performances,” says Jan Lundgren, who since the jazz festival started in 2010, has engaged many of Sweden’s[BR1] future big names within jazz.
At the time of writing, the coronavirus pandemic has had a hard impact on many of the freelances in jazz, and those at the beginning of their careers have been particularly affected. There is an impending risk of losing young talented musicians and with this award the jazz festival wants to help to support the next generation of professional jazz musicians and contribute to their continuation.
The ambition is that the award will continue to be granted on an annual basis. Donations for the benefit of young jazz musicians are welcome.
DONATIONS TO THE AWARD
Those who would like to support the initiative and award are welcome to send a donation.
For foreign donors, the following info / account number applies.
271 25 Ystad
and stating Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival as payment recipient.
State name, city/town and email address (or postal address) as well as telephone number and “Stipendium”(Award).
Jan Lundgren, award initiator and YSJF Artistic Director[BR2] , +46 70 865 87 27
Thomas Lantz, YSJF President, +46 76 105 21 44
Recipients of Ystad Sweden Jazz Award “NEXT GENERATION” 2020:
The first recipients of the YSTAD SWEDEN JAZZ AWARD “NEXT GENERATION” are:
Photo: Markus Fägersten
* Sven-Erik Lundekvist – piano
* Stina Andersdotter – bass
* Karolina Almgren – saxophone
* Simon Peterson – bass
* Johnny Åhman – bass
* Måns Persson – guitar
* Cornelia Nilsson – drums
* John Venkiah – piano
* Jens Persson – saxophone
* Kristoffer Rostedt – drums
* Olle Dernevik – drums
* Björn Ingelstam – trumpet
* Anne Marte Eggen – bass
* Mimi Terris – vocals
* Johanna Jarl – vocals