A perspective on jazz in Germany

25 June, 17:00 – 17:50

Nicholas Bild and Uwe Kerkau will share their views on the state of the jazz scene in Germany.

Nicholas Bild is the co-founder and managing director of BERTHOLD records and the creative mind behind the innovative Jazz label based in Bremen, Germany. Since 2010 he and Anton Berthold have set an idea into practice: to offer young professional musicians from all over the world a platform, and to give them comprehensive support in producing their CDs and establishing new audiences. BERTHOLD records is a regular guest at inJazz. The label has more than a few jazz projects and groups from the Netherlands in their catalogue. Further German-Dutch cooperation is established through an innovative agreement with Dutch label Zennez Records.

Uwe Kerkau has been active in the music business since the early 1980s. Initially in various positions at independent record labels and from 1995 as an independent promoter. Providing media partners with credible and reliable information, always being a competent contact while maintaining his own identity – that was his credo from the very beginning. Uwe Kerkau Promotion covers the whole range from Jazz to Pop, from Rock to Blues and from Ethno/World to Singer/Songwriter.