May 23, 2013

The Zawinul Foundation for Achievement is hosting its inaugural Zawinul “Z” Award ceremony on May 26, 2013, in Gumpoldskirchen, Austria.

This event is made possible through the partnership between the Zawinul Foundation and the Zawinul Musikschule in Gumpoldskirchen. The Zawinul “Z” Award recognizes creative musical talent with a broad interest in music as a multifaceted expression unrestricted to a specific genre or language.

The “Z” Award ceremony also wishes to recognize the Zawinul Musikschule educational effort and leadership in providing an environment that enhances the musical vision of Joe Zawinul and where students can benefit from a diverse, liberal and proficient music context.

Joe Zawinul’s music created textures, colors, rhythms and cultural motifs, showing how intrinsic the relationship is between music and WHO makes it, which is why he is the inspiration for the “Z” Award. Ultimately, the “Z” Awards wishes to inspire young musicians to keep an open ear and an open heart to all kinds of music and meanings behind it.