NUEJAZZ Festival 2023

In 2013, the guitarist Frank Wuppinger and bassist Marco Kühnl realized for the first time their idea of organizing a large, international jazz festival in Nuremberg. From the beginning, the generic term jazz alone was too narrow for their festival program. For the two Nuremberg musicians, jazz is an attitude from which any aesthetic or stylistic orientation can be derived.
For this, NUEJAZZ has now been awarded the Nuremberg Culture Prize, fittingly on its 10th anniversary. The citation reads: "With NUEJAZZ, a nationally significant international jazz festival has emerged in the last ten years,“ &  "The networking within the city society is exemplary."
In any case, Wuppinger has once again curated a typical NUEJAZZ program for the anniversary festival from October 17 to 29. There will be concerts with Lakecia Benjamin, MonoNeon, the Gerald Clayton Trio and Cory Henry, with Make A Move, Kid Be Kid, The Lost Boys, Kassa Overall, Mansur Brown and the quartet CLERQ around the Austrian bassist Clemens Rofer, among others.
For the actual birthday concert on October 21 in the Tafelhalle, Wuppinger and saxophonist Pierre Bertrand from Nuremberg's twin city Nice have put together the European Jazz Companions Orchestra with young musicians from Germany and France. 
There will also be the premiere of the "NUECOMER Jazz Award", the GEMAStage@NUEJAZZ with the Shuteen Erdenebaater Quartet and Ferge x Fisherman & Nujakasha, a reading with Peter Kemper from his book "The Sound Of Rebellion" and an exhibition on the subject of "Jazz & Design".