Sound of Business

#2 Playing a Different Tune for a While with Jazz Musician Franz Hackl

July 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Sound of Business
#2 Playing a Different Tune for a While with Jazz Musician Franz Hackl
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Sound of Business
#2 Playing a Different Tune for a While with Jazz Musician Franz Hackl
Jul 07, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3

Jazz belongs to New York City like gondolas to Venice or rainy weather to London. The city has a multitude of famous jazz joints, is home to world renowned musicians, jazz universities and recording studios. In the past months all these places had to close their doors and a lot of musicians were out of a job and had to find new ways to financially survive. Franz Hackl has founded his own jazz festival in Tyrol, Austria and has been playing with top musicians in the US for decades. We will hear about how he pivoted and concentrated more on musical education through digital platforms. Instead of teaching only in the city, his student audience grew globally. Find out what new opportunities the Covid-19 challenge presented to the jazz scene and listen to Franz compare the musical landscape in Europe and the US.


Show Notes

Jazz belongs to New York City like gondolas to Venice or rainy weather to London. The city has a multitude of famous jazz joints, is home to world renowned musicians, jazz universities and recording studios. In the past months all these places had to close their doors and a lot of musicians were out of a job and had to find new ways to financially survive. Franz Hackl has founded his own jazz festival in Tyrol, Austria and has been playing with top musicians in the US for decades. We will hear about how he pivoted and concentrated more on musical education through digital platforms. Instead of teaching only in the city, his student audience grew globally. Find out what new opportunities the Covid-19 challenge presented to the jazz scene and listen to Franz compare the musical landscape in Europe and the US.