The jazz departments of the academy of music “Hanns Eisler” and the University of the Arts (UdK) had found the common “Jazz Institute Berlin”.
The creative potentials of the music scene in Berlin are focussed here and eventual receive more structure. The artistic director is Peter Weniger, one of the most renowned musicians in the international jazz circle. Already available resources of both academies will be better utilized and the international orientation of the institute with its network to other global music institutions will be taken care of, that the terrific process in the music scene of Berlin could have an effective organisation on the inside as well as on the outside. An own concert hall for live events and workshops, an own sound studio for experimenting and also a café to exchange ideas is under construction at the academies movie theatre at the opposite of the building.