|Nils Wogram. Photo credit: Giulia Marthaler|
German-born Trombonist/ composer Nils Wogram has just been awarded the Albert Mangelsdorff Prize for 2013 – also known as the Deutscher Jazzpreis/ German Jazz Prize). The prize has a value of 15,000 Euro and is awarded by the Union Deutscher Jazzmusiker – an organisation representing musicians, chaired by pianist Julia Hülsmann, and currently celebrating its fortieth anniversary. The award has been made every other year since 1994 to “outstanding people of the German Jazz scene .”
Nils Wogram was born in 1972 in Braunschweig in Germany . He has recorded 22 albums as leader. The early ones were produced by ENJA, he has also recorded for ACT (full discography) . He teaches in Lucerne and lives in Switzerland.
Wogram will receive his award will be made on 3rd November 2013 in the context of Jazzfest Berlin. The GEMA-Stiftung, Förderungs- und Hilfsfonds des Deutschen Komponistenverbandes and the GVL contribute financially to the prize.
LIST OF PAST WINNERS
2011 Peter Brötzmann
2009 Eberhard Weber
2007 Gunter Hampel
2005 Ulrich Gumpert
2003 Ulrike Haage
2001 Wolfgang Schlüter
1999 Heinz Sauer
1997 Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky
1995 Peter Kowald
1994 Alexander von Schlippenbach