Member of the expert jury for SWR-Jazzpreis
The SWR Jazz Prize is the oldest jazz prize in Germany. The jury consists of two representatives each from the SWR and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, a member of a jazz organisation and two independent music critics. The prize is endowed with 15,000 euros.
Liz Kosack was awarded the prize in 2019.
The keyboardist and synthesizer specialist favors open concepts of improvisation, performs live only with a self-made mask and loves to „undermine expectations“, as she says on SWR2. As a member of the KIM collective, Liz Kosack repeatedly realizes impressive concert evenings in multimedia performance formats and questions the traditional parameters of jazz.
The awarding of the SWR Jazz Prize 2019 to Liz Kosack took place during the Enjoy Jazz festival on 7.11. in Ludwigshafen. She performed together with her band VAX.
October – December: stay in Dushanbe/Tajikistan, made possible through a scholarship of Institute for Foreign Affairs (ifa)
As a result of the concerts I have organized for kamancheh player Saba Alizadeh from Tehran/Iran, I could connect him with Berlin-based record label Karlrecords, which lead to the release of the album „Scattered Memories“
April – December: Mentee in the newly established program «Women in Culture and Media» by the German Council for Culture; Mentor: Andrea Rothaug of Rockcity Hamburg e.V.
The Glass Ceiling: How open, equal and diverse is jazz in reality today? Watch the discussion at:
Member of the preselection jury for Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis, IG Jazz Rhein-Neckar: