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Han Bennink awarded Jazzahead-Skoda-Award

Dutch jazz percussionist and prankster Han Bennink is this year's recipient of the Jazzahead-Skoda-Award, which awards an outstanding personality of the international jazz scene with €15,000. Bennink will be presented with the award in Bremen on 25 April, where he will also perform with Simon Toldam and Joachim Badenhorst.

Previous winners include John McLaughlin, Norma Winstone, organiser of the Montreaux Jazz Festival Claude Nobs, and Siggi Loch.

More details (in German) here.