Thank you so much to Austrian Consul General, Ms. Ulrike Ritzinger, and her team for hosting a wonderful musikalischer abend (musical evening) this past Thursday. Thank you, also, to our esteemed guests and talented young performers for making it a
Jonathan Rivera, a student at the Musician’s institute in Los Angeles, recently returned from his 12 day trip to Vienna, as part of the Foundations’ music student exchange program. Take a look at some of the photos from his trip:
Saturday, June 11th was the annual Z Award Ceremony in Leobersdorf, Austria. Here are some photos from the event. Congratulations again to this year’s Austrian winners, Jakob Eder and Melanie Schoerg!
Congratulations to Jonathan Rivera. This years U.S. recipient of the Joe Zawinul Music Student Exchange program. Jonathan will be enjoying 10 days in Vienna, where he will explore the food, music and culture of Joe’s hometown. This years Winner
Congratulations to Jakob Eder. This year’s winner for the 2016 Joe Zawinul Z award. Jakob is a piano player as well as a singer/song-writer. For this years competition, Jakob submitted two songs that he personally wrote, which not only shows
Congratulations to Melanie Schörg. The 2016 Joe Zawinul Spirit Award Winner. The Spirit Award is given out every 2 years, and it’s given to a student who has tried out for the Z Award competition multiple times. Last year Melanie entered the
Max Lesser, the U.S. Winner of the 2015 Joe Zawinul International Music Exchange Program. Max had the opportunity to spend some time this afternoon with legendary Saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
Tony Zawinul is pictured along side the contestants of this years ‘Z’ award, along with the car provided by Eisner Auto. The Kronenzeitung is Austria’s biggest daily newspaper.
It was not a easy choice for the Zawinul Foundation to choose a winner for this years Z awards. Each child showed great musical talents and style, but in the end, the foundation members along with the Austrian Voting Jury
The Zawinul Foundation can’t be where they are today without it’s team and most importantly the supporters. This year during the annual Z awards. Tony Zawinul, founder and president of the foundation wanted to recognize two individuals who have continued