March 14, 2011

Smooth Jazz In The Cube 2011

World Premieret: First Smooth Jazz Festival in the mountains

  • CUBE Biberwier-Lermoos hosts SMOOTH JAZZ IN THE CUBE 2011
  • One whole weekend of smooth jazz: May 20-22, 2011
  • International smooth jazz stars at CUBE Biberwier-Lermoos
CUBE Biberwier-Lermoos becomes a concert venue when the first-ever Smooth Jazz Festival takes place from May 20-22, 2011 in the mountain world of Tyrol’s Zugspitz Arena. Already held in several German cities such as Augsburg and Munich, smooth entertainment founder Christian Bössner is taking his festival back to Austria this year. Music fans can look forward to seeing some of the biggest and most successful stars of the international contemporary and smooth jazz scene. On the programme of Smooth Jazz in the CUBE are two concerts each night Friday and Saturday held directly in the lounge of the design hotel. The first two days will feature individual concerts before the festival weekend ends on Sunday with the Smooth Jazz Allstars & Brunch – a final jam session that brings together all the artists from the weekend on stage one last time. The open loft-like architecture gives CUBE BIBERWIER-LERMOOS unique acoustics and, above all, makes it possible to see the stage from all floors of the hotel. The chill-out lounges on every floor make for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. CUBE offers the perfect opportunity for dialogue and exchange between audiences and fans. This atmosphere, which allows the artists to mingle with the audience after their performance, is greatly appreciated by musicians and guests alike.

A passion for notes

Christian Bössner, founder of smooth entertainment GmbH, on the start of the cooperation with CUBE BIBERWIER-LERMOOS: “CUBE is a pioneer in the holiday hotels sector; we are pioneers with smooth jazz in Europe. Surely, we have a few things in common.” Smooth jazz is a subgenre of jazz defined by a stylish and harmonious sound and a real passion for notes. It is primarily an instrumental form of music combining elements of pop music and jazz, with a strong leaning towards the pop component. Also characteristic of smooth jazz is its incorporation of other genres such as urban jazz, R&B, lounge music, chill-out music and hip-hop. In the United States, smooth jazz has been extremely popular with audiences for 30 years. One reason is that, in the US, there are over 50 terrestrial (=received through a conventional aerial antenna) smooth jazz radio stations. In Europe, things still look quite different. “Most people are immediately excited by the music, but they often don’t know what exactly they are hearing,” the ambitious festival founder observes.

The first Smooth Jazz in the CUBE Festival will feature Nils, Brian Culbertson, Jackiem Joyner and Nick Colionne, who will thrill the international audience with their exceptional performances. Three of those four musicians are currently listed in the Billboard top 10 jazz single charts.

The stars of the smooth jazz stage

Munich native Nils is the only German ever to have landed a No. 1 hit in the US charts. The song remains so successful today that it was recently chosen the most-played smooth jazz song of the last decade. Brian Culbertson is another current super star of the genre and an artist whose fame reaches far beyond the borders of the US. Jackiem Joyner is the young talent among the artists at the Smooth Jazz in the CUBE Festival in Biberwier and has already landed two No. 1 hits in the Billboard single jazz charts. Nick Colionne is famous for his qualities as an entertainer – besides his own live performance on Saturday, he will host the popular jam session on Sunday (Smooth Jazz Allstars & Brunch).


Smooth Jazz in the CUBE – Get your tickets now!

“CUBE is community and entertainment, which is why, after our first talks with the organisers, it was no longer a question for us of why, but rather of when a first festival could take place,” explains CUBE Managing Director Jörg Preiss. For all smooth jazz fans, CUBE is offering a concert evening including accommodation starting from € 86 per person in a double room. More information about the tickets and package are available at the websites www.cube.smoothjazzfestival.de and www.cube-biberwier.at.

When not enjoying the concert weekend, the design hotel is the perfect home base for smooth jazz enthusiasts and fan groups: the spaciously laid-out hotel lobby with chill-out lounge, video wall, open fireplace and 24h bar is perfect for relaxing get-togethers. Later at night, the party gets going with hot DJ sounds in the CUBE Club.

About CUBE:

CUBE means unconventional architecture and urban design in the middle of the Alps, with a relaxed community feel and 24-hour entertainment. A varied programme of sports activities rounds off the innovative holiday concept – in addition to the classic varieties of sport, the offer also includes the latest fun sports for summer and winter. The CUBE Hotels at the destinations Nassfeld (Carinthia/AT), Biberwier (Tyrol/AT) and Savognin (Graubünden/CH) are the perfect home base for active, sporty, young-at-heart holidaymakers from around the world.

Posted by Peter Böhi at March 14, 2011 8:17 PM