Breve storia dell'accademia jazz

L’ Accademia mitteleuropea di jazz è nata a Merano dall’incontro, avvenuto nel 1991, fra Ewald Kontschieder e Franco D’Andrea. Kontschieder, insegnante, lavorator culturale e musicista attivo nel mondo della cultura, seppe valorizzare e mettere a frutto sul territorio il bagaglio di esperienze accumulato da D’Andrea. La comune vocazione per l’insegnamento spinse i due artisti, a partire dal 2002, a dar vita a questa iniziativa con l’appoggio dell’associazione culturale Muspilli. Inizialmente era un laboratorio di tre giorni con Franco D'Andrea e un trio con Carlo A. Canevali, Stefano Raffaelli e Stefano Colpi. Nel 2004 arrivarono i primi contributi pubblici, ai quali seguirono sponsorizzazioni anche da parte di privati ed altre istituzioni. L’Accademia di jazz collabora con numerose istituzioni ed associazioni a livello locale, regionale e nazionale, cercando di incentivare e mettere in rete le loro offerte.
Successivamente (dal 2006) si sono aggiunti anche corsi per ragazzi ("teens' corner") gestiti da insegnanti specializzati in questo campo. Molto importante e' stato sin dall’inizio il contributo di Helga Plankensteiner. Stage particolari sono stati inoltre dedicati alla voce, al ritmo e alle grandi culture musicali del mondo (musica indiana, musica araba ...). Dal 5° anno è nato la tradizione di invitare un Resident artist di livello mondiale che spesso suonava anche al festival MeranOjazz.

Fino al 20 ° anno di corso 2021, circa 100 insegnanti da 12 paesi hanno insegnato alla Jazz Academy e oltre 1000 musicisti da circa 10 paesi hanno partecipato.


1° Workshop 2002:  Carlo Alberto Canevali, Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Colpi foto alla destra). Insegnanti e partecipanti (foto alla sinistra)

 

Team

Direzione artistica: Franco D'Andrea & Ewald Kontschieder 
 

Artist in Residence and special guests         

2006 Wolfgang Muthspiel (guitar, AUT)
2007 Don Byron (clarinet/saxophone, USA)
2008 Mike Mainieri (vibrafon, USA)
2009 Steven Bernstein (trumpet, USA)
2010 Dave Douglas (trumpet, USA)
2011 Roswell Rudd (trombone, USA)
2012 Bobby Previte (drums, USA)
2013 Tim Berne (saxophone, USA)
2014 Peter Erskine (drums, USA)
2015 Norma Winstone (voice, GBR)
2016 Mamadou Diabaté (balafon, Burkina Faso)
2017 Eddie Gomez (doublebass, USA) + Joe La Barbera (drums, USA)
2018 Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar, USA)
2019 Ray Anderson (trombone, USA)
2020 Gianluca Petrella (trombone, ITA)

 

Organisation

Ewald Kontschieder (director, art & organisation) + Giorgia Lazzaretto, Matteo Scalchi, Veronika Mayr,
Silvia Mayr, Marta Mandolesi, Paul Kühn, Claudia Jocher, Valeria Told, Fam. Told, Theo Hanny, Patrizia Ferrari,
Stefan Kontschieder, Rolf Klaus Friedrich, Dominik Told, Christian Geiser, Wolfgang Kontschieder,
Claudia Pedoth, Kathi Flöss, Marco Privato, Marion Thöni, Kathrin Innerhofer, Alberto Barban, Jana Öttl,
Stefano Fiorella, Anton Carli,  Sarah Merler, Damiano Marin, Laura Haipl, Rita Brancato,
Andrea Ruocco, Francesco Varsalona, Sean Lucariello, Pietro Ricci ... and many more!

 

Da anno in anno

Academy 15-19 July 2020
Musikschule Meran - Istituto musicale Merano

Gianluca Petrella  artist in residence - Trombone + Interplay - I
Dena DeRose voice - USA/A
Michael Lösch piano/master class - I
Luca Mannutza piano - I
Drori Mondlak - USA/D
Pietro Ricci percussion - I
Daniele Santimone guitar - I
Matteo Scalchi guitar - I
Henning Sieverts bass - D
Karolina Strassmayer sax - D
Paolo Trettel trumpet - I
Günther Pfeifhofer sax - I

Gianluca Petrella
Gianluca Petrella with musicians of the master class 2020

 

2020 was the year of the individual lessons due to the corona pandemic (Gianluca Mannutza, piano teacher)

 

Academy 10-14 July 2019 Main themes: "Make music with an interval"
Musikschule Meran - Istituto musicale Merano

Franco D’Andrea  master class - I
Ray Anderson artist in residence - Trombone + Interplay - USA
Stefano Colpi bass - I
Mamadou Diabatè percussion / West african Music - Burkina Faso/A
Valentin Gasser sax - I
Haimidou Koita voice, percussion - Burkina Faso
Paul Kühn trombone - D
Anna Lauvergnac voice - I/A
Arnold Mitterer piano - I
Drori Mondlak - USA/D
Luca Mannutza piano - I
Matteo Scalchi guitar - I
Matthias Schriefl trumpet - D
Pietro Tonolo sax - I
 

Participants in the final concerts on the Aurora stage
 


Teens' Corner with Paul Kühn (trombone) -  Class Matthias Schriefl/Paul Kühn

 


Meeting with the artist in residence Ray Anderson (Musikschule Meran)

 

Mamadou Daibatè in the sunday meeting practically demonstrates West African music

 

The largest workshop with many young talents plays at the final concerts
 
The workshop makers Franco D'Andrea and Ewald Kontschieder (foto Josef Prantl "BAZ")
 

 

Academy 11-15 July 2018 Main themes: "The Trio and the Sound of Twenties"
Musikschule Meran - Istituto musicale Merano

Franco D’Andrea  master class - I
Kurt Rosenwinkel artist in residence - Guitar + Interplay - USA
Alberto Barban ensemble teens - I
Stefano Colpi bass - I
Nicole Metzger + Arnold Mitterer voice - D/I
Matteo Scalchi guitar - I
Paul Kühn trombon - D
Arnold Mitterer piano - I
Jose Antonio Molina Ponce drums / Afrolatin Music - CUBA/I
Luca Mannutza piano - I
Pietro Tonolo sax - I
Gerhard Reiter percussion/rhythm - A
Hans Tutzer sax - I
Paolo Trettel trumpet - I

 

 

Academy 12-16 July 2017 Main themes: "Jazz Trio" + Afrocuban Music/Rhythm
Musikschule Meran - Istituto musicale Merano

[Franco D’Andrea  master class, Art Director] - I
[Eddie Gomez artist in residence - Bass + Interplay] - USA
[Joe La Barbera artist in residence Interplay] - USA
[Stefano Colpi bass] - I
[Nicole Metzger voice] - D
[Alex Eckert guitar] - D
[Paul Kühn trombon] - D
[Arnold Mitterer piano] - I
[Jose Antonio Molina Ponce drums / Afrolatin Music] - CUBA/I
[Dado Moroni piano] - I
[Hugo Read sax] - D
[Gerhard Reiter percussion/rhythm] - A
[Paolo Trettel trumpet] - I


Eddie Gomez (in the middle and in black), Joe La Barbera, Franco D'Andrea, Dado Moroni and his Merano friends and Master Class

 

Academy 13-17 July 2016Main themes: "Jazz Duo" + Westafrican Music
Sozialwissenschaftliches Gymnasium Liceo

[Franco D’Andrea  master class] Art Director - I
[Mamadou Diabaté artist in residence - Balafon / West african music] - Burkina Faso/A
[Rosario Bonaccorso bass] - I
[Maria Pia De Vito voice] - I
[Alex Eckert guitar] - D
[Paul Kühn trombon] - D
[Michael Lösch piano / teens’ corner] - I
[Massimo Manzi drums) - I
[Helga Plankensteiner sax] - I
[Magdalena Oberstaller violin] - I/A
[Hugo Read sax] - D
[Martin Sasse piano] - D
[Matthias Schriefl trumpet brass] - D
[Paolo Trettel trumpet] - I

 


Teachers 2016 with Ewald Kontschieder (bottom left)

 

Workshop Concerts with the incredible Matthias Schriefl
 


Griot Mamadou Diabatè from Burkina Faso(workshop with african assistant)

 


Voice Class with Maria Pia De Vito

 


Franco D'Andrea's Sextet in Concert (Meranojazz "Klanggarten Martinsbrunn"; Foto Ewald Kontschieder)
 


Franco D'Andrea's Sextet in Concert (Meranojazz "Klanggarten Martinsbrunn")

 

Academy 15-19 July 2015Main theme: “The Quartet” + "Jazz Duo"
Sozialwissenschaftliches Gymnasium Liceo

[Franco D’Andrea  master class] Art Director - I
[Norma Winstone master class] Resident Artist - GB
[Rosario Bonaccorso bass] - I
[Michael Lösch piano / teens’ corner] - I
[Otto Jansen sax / teens’ corner) -D
[Michael Küttner drums] - D
[Hugo Read sax] - D
[Gerhard Reiter rhythm / percussion/ teens’ corner] - A
[Michael Sagmeister guitar] - D
[Martin Sasse piano] - D
[Bruno Tommaso theory] - I
[Paolo Trettel trumpet] - I
 


Norma Winstone with voice class on the Aurora Stage (Artist in residence + Concert Meranojazz 17 July 2015)

 

Workshop Concert with teacher Michael Küttner plays the drums

 

Academy 8-13 July 2014Main theme: “The Quartet” + "Atipical Trio"
Sozialwissenschaftliches Gymnasium „Josef Ferrari“ Liceo

[Franco D’Andrea  master class] Art Director - I
[Peter Erskine master class drums/ interplay] Resident Artist - USA
[Rosario Bonaccorso   e- & c-bass] - I
[Robert Bonisolo sax/clar] - CAN/I
[Aja Eberle-Zischg  voice] - A
[Lorenzo Frizzera  guitar/teens’ corner] - I
Michael Küttner drums) - D
[Michael Lösch   piano ] - I
[Helga Plankensteiner   saxofon /teens’ corner] - I
[Gerhard Reiter rhyhtm] - A
[Paolo Trettel  trumpet/trombone] - I
[Bruno Tommaso   theory it] - I
[Riccardo Zegna  piano] - I


Peter Erskine Master Class with Franco D'Andrea & Ewald Kontschieder

 


Bass class with Rosario Bonaccorso

 


The Team! Thank You :-)

 

Academy 8-13 July 2013Main theme: “The atipical trio”
Sozialwissenschaftliches Gymnasium „Josef Ferrari“ Liceo Pedagogico

[Franco D’Andrea  master class] Art Director - I
[Tim Berne master class  interplay] Resident Artist - USA
[Robert Bonisolo sax/clar] - CAN/I
[Luca Bragalini   theory it] - I
[Tom Ebner drums 1] - I
[Lorenzo Frizzera  guitar/teens’ corner] - I
[Volker Giesek   theory de/teens’ corner] - D
[Peter Paul Hofmann  drums 1] - I
[Michael Lösch   piano 1] - I
[Martin Ohrwalder  trumpet/trombone] - A
[Helga Plankensteiner   saxofon 1/teens’ corner] - I
[Frantisek Uhlir   e- & c-bass] - CZ
[Diana Torto  voice] - I
[Riccardo Zegna  piano] - I

 


Tim Berne Master Class (2013, Foto Ewald Kontschieder)

 

Academy 11-15 July 2012Main theme: “Thematic elements in improvisation”
Pädagogisches Gymnasium „Josef Ferrari“ Liceo Pedagogico

[Franco D’Andrea  master class] Art Director - I
[Bobby Previte master class  interplay/drums] Resident Artist - USA
[Robert Bonisolo sax/clar] - CAN/I
[Luca Bragalini   theory it] - I
[Volker Giesek   theory de/teens’ corner] - D
[Bernd Hess  guitar] - D
[Roman Hinteregger  drums 1, rhythm] - I
[Michael Lösch   piano 1/theory 1] - I
[Adrian Mears   trombone/trumpet] - AUS/D
[Martin Ohrwalder  Big Band, trumpet 1] - A
[Helga Plankensteiner   saxofon 1/teens’ corner] - I
[Frantisek Uhlir   e- & c-bass] - CZ
[Riccardo Zegna   piano] - I

 

Bobby Previte teaching (with Gigi Bortoli in the background)
 


Piano teacher Riccardo Zegna

 

Master class: Franco D'Andrea (piano) and participant Matteo Facchin (accordion) at the final concerts

 

Bobby Previte with master class in concert (Hotel Aurora)

 


Workshop  13-17 july 2011 (10 years)-  Main theme „The Colour of Sound“
Franco's 70th Birthday

Pädagogisches Gymnasium „Josef Ferrari“ Liceo Pedagogico
[Franco D’Andrea  master class] Art Director - I
[Roswell Rudd  master class] Resident Artist - USA
[Luca Bragalini   theory it] - I
[Francesca Cassio   indian music & chant] - I
[Alessandro Fabbri  drums, rhythm] - I
[Maurizio Giammarco   sax/clar] - I
[Volker Giesek   theory de] - D
[Anke Helfrich   piano] - D
[Bernd Hess  guitar] - D
[Michael Lösch   piano] - I
[Adrian Mears   trombone/trumpet] - AUS/D
[Martin Ohrwalder  big band, trumpet] - A
[Helga Plankensteiner  saxofon/teens’ corner] - I
[Frantisek Uhlir   e- & c-bass] - CZ
 

Foto: Roswell Rudd in concert (Meranojazz 2011, foto Ewald Kontschieder)

 


Foto: Roswell Rudd (Artist in residence), Franco D'Andrea, Michl Lösch
 

Indian Music Workshop
Indian Music with Francesca Cassio 2011

 

Workshop  14-18 july 2010 - Main theme “Aree Intervallari - Intervallfelder”
Pädagogisches Gymnasium „Josef Ferrari“ Liceo Pedagogico

[Franco D’Andrea  master class] Art Director - I
[Dave Douglas  master class] Resident Artist - USA
[Oskar Boldre   voice music] - I/CH
[Luca Bragalini   theory it] - I
[Roberto Cecchetto   guitar] - I
[Robert Friedl   saxofon, clarinet] - A
[Volker Giesek   theory de] - D
[Anke Helfrich   piano] - D
[Michael Küttner   drums/perc., rhythm] - D
[Michael Lösch   piano] - I
[Adrian Mears   trombone/trumpet] - AUS/D
[Martin Ohrwalder  big band, trumpet] - A
[Helga Plankensteiner   saxofon/teens’ corner] - I
[Ares Tavolazzi   e- & c-bass] - I


Foto: Franco D'Andrea (Piano), Dave Douglas (trumpet), Ares Tavolazzi (bass), Michael Küttner (drums)
[location Hotel Aurora]

 

Foto: Adrian Mears (trombone), Dave Douglas (trumpet) and workshop participant
 


Foto: Helga Plankensteiner (bariton sax), left in the background Adrian Mears

 

Workshop  9-12 july 2009 Main theme “The Language of Rhythm”
Mittelschule “Josef Wenter” Scuola Media

[Franco D’Andrea piano] Art Director - I
[Steven Bernstein master class] Resident Artist - USA
[Roberto Cecchetto guitar] - I
[Robert Friedl saxofon] - A
[Volker Giesek theory] - D [Kyle Gregory trumpet] - USA/I
[Kyle Gregory tr] - USA/I
[Anke Helfrich piano] - D
[Michael Küttner drums] -  D                       
[Michael Lösch piano] - I
[Helmi M’Hadhbi Arab music & improvisation] - TUN/I  
[Helga Plankensteiner saxofon/teens’ corner] - I
[Ares Tavolazzi bass] – I
[Mauro Ottolini trombone] - I            

 

Workshop  10-13 july 2008
Mittelschule “Josef Wenter” Scuola Media

[Franco D’Andrea piano] Art Director - I
[Mike Mainieri master class] Resident Artist - USA
[Roberto Cecchetto guit] - I
[Robert Friedl sax] - A
[Volker Giesek theory] - D
[Kyle Gregory tr] - USA/ITA
[Michael Lösch piano] - I
[Helga Plankensteiner sax/teens’ corner] - I
[Zeno De Rossi drums] - I
[Ares Tavolazzi bass] - I
[Mauro Ottolini trombone] - I
[Alessandro Zuffellato voice-music] - CH

 

Workshop  05-08 july 2007
Musikschule Meran / Scuola di musica,v. XXX Aprile

[Franco D’Andrea piano] Art Director - I
[Don Byron clar/sax] Resident Artist - USA
[Florian Brandl tr] - D
[Wolfgang Klingsbigl bass] -  A
[Helga Plankensteiner sax]  - I
[Wolfgang Pointner guit]  - A
[Giovanni Principe dr]  - I            
[Reto Weber dr, perc]  - CH
[Stefano Zenni theory]  - I

 

The first years

2003


Franco D'Andrea teaching

 

Stefano Colpi teachs theory

 

"Live Transmission"- Concert (Meranojazz) D'Andrea with painter Morgan O'Hara (NY)

 

2002

First Staff 2002


Carlo A. Canevali, Franco D'Andrea, Stefano Colpi

 


Franco D'Andrea teaching (Michele Balsamo, piano)

 


"Il Mattino" (Laura Mautone)

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