References

… one of the great hopes in terms of modern jazz. “ (Die Jazz Zeitung Jun04)

Awards:

2000 “International Jazz-Competition Usti Nad Laben” (CZ): winner, best band (Max.bab)
2001 “Internationaler Jazzpreis Biberach”: winner, best band (Max.bab)
2001 “New Generation”, International Jazzaward Straubing: winner, best band (Cyminology)
2002 “Jugend Jazzt”, Bavaria: winner, best band (Max.bab)
2002 “Jugend Jazzt”, Germany: winner, best band (Max.bab)
2003 “Jazz Award Tübingen“: winner, best band (Max.bab)
2004 “Möbus Award”, Berlin: winner, best band (Cyminology)
2005 “Popcamp“, Award of the german Musicassoziation: Part of masterclass (Cyminology)
2006 “Brunswick Award for Composition“, New York: winner
2010 "Creole Jazz Award", State competition Berlin: winner, best band (Cyminology)
2011 "Creole Jazz Award", National competition Berlin: winner, best band (Cyminology)

Scholarships:

2004 „Kommandantenhaus auf dem Dilsberg“, three month artist scholarship
2005 Annual scholarship of the DAAD for New York
2006 Annual scholarship of the DAAD for New York
2007 Scholarship of the Berlin Senat
2009 Scholarship of the Berlin Senat
2013 Scholarship of the Music Initiative of Germany
2014 Scholarship of the Music Initiative of Germany

Touring in over 40 different countries around the globe:

Among others to Japan, Austria, Italy, Schwitzerland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxemburg, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Great Britain, Netherlands, Finnland, Spain, France, Portugal, South Corea, USA, Canada, Israel, Syria, Sudan, Egypt, Jordany, Uniteted Arab Union, Libanon, Cypres, Greece, Armenia, Aserbaidschan, Kasachstan, Georgia, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapur, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ukraine and Venezuela. (Check also: gallery)

In the past years Benedikt worked among others with the following artists and ensembles:

As leader / coleader:

'Benedikt Jahnel TRIO' (feat. Owen Howard und Antonio Miguel)
'Cyminology' (feat. Cymin Samawatie, Ketan Batthi und Ralf Schwarz)
'Max.bab' (feat. Max von Mosch, Andi Haberl und Benny Schäfer)
'Das Kaktus 6tett' (feat. Susanne Folk, Ben Kraef, Johannes Lauer, Roland Fidezius, Jens Dohle)
'Peter Ehwald + Benedikt Jahnel - Doublequartet' (feat. S. Caswell, J. Kittel, S. Braun, K. Wang, M. Aronoff, D. Weiss)
'New York Radiation' (feat. Matteo Sabatini, Felix Fromm, Antonio Miguel, Tommy Craine)

As composer:

'Metropol Orchestra' (NL) conducted by John Clayton
'Pophorn Bigband' (FI) conducted by Vellu Halkosalmet
'Max Frankl Quintett'
'Celina Muza' Chansonprogram: Männerlieder

As sideman:

'Bundes Jugend Orchester' conducted by Gunther Schuller
'Bundes Jugend Jazz Orchester' conducted by Peter Herbolzheimer
'Prana Trio New York' (USA) (feat. Brian Adler, Sunny Kim)
'Matteo Sabatini Quartet' (I, USA, D) (feat. Matteo Sabatini, Tucker Jaro, Alex Menges)
'Holger Scheidt Quartett' (D, F, USA) (feat. Holger Scheidt, Alex Terrier, Steve Davis, Rich Perry, Anthony Pinciotti)

And the following artists:

Rich Perry, Phil Woods, Ack Van Royen, Johannes Enders, Charlie Mariano, David Friedman, Frank Möbus, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Manfred Eicher, Clarence Penn, Dan Weiss, Sara Caswell, Henning Sieverts, Bart Van Lier, Kate McGarry, Martin Stegner.

Festivals:

Selection: Montreal Jazzfestival (CA), Jazz Baltica, Münchner Klaviersommer, Jazz An Der Donau, Jazz-Festival Usti Nad Laben (CZ), International Jazz Festival In Bukarest (RO), International Jazz Festival In Hermanstadt (RO), City Jazz Night Braunschweig, Patras (GR), CUNY Festival New York (US), Almaty Jazzfestival, London Jazzfestival, Caracas Jazzfestival, Enjoy Jazz Germany, Augsburger Jazzsommer, Festival Rudolstadt, Odessa Jazzfest, SongXJazz Japan ... (Check also: gallery)

Cd-Productions:

Check also Diskographie: Benedikt Jahnel TRIO: “The Invariant“ (ECM), Benedikt Jahnel TRIO: “Equilibrium“ (ECM), Cyminology „Phoenix“ (ECM), Cyminology „Saburi“ (ECM), Max.bab „Laws of Motion“ (embab), Max.bab „Inner Orbit“ (ACT), Cyminology „Asnej“ (ECM), Benedikt Jahnel TRIO: “Modular Concepts“ (material records), Max.bab „Bright Eyes“ (embab), Max.bab „Live feat. Charlie Mariano“ (embab), Peter Ehwald + Benedikt Jahnel „Doublequartet: Music for string quartet and jazz quartet“ (konnex), Max.bab „going home“ (embab), Das Kaktus 6tet „vol.1” (embab), Cyminology „Bemun“ (doublemoon), Cyminology „Per Se“(doublemoon), Max.bab „feat. Martin Scales“(embab).

Radio & TV:

Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Bayerisches Fernsehen (BR), ARTE, Hessischer Rundfunk (HR), Radio Bremen (RB), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Deutschland Radio (DR), Radio Berlin Brandenburg (RBB), Norddeutcher Rundfunk (NDR), Schweizer Rundfunk (SRF), BBC, ZDF, ARD, ...

Musical teaching:

2004 Assistant teacher at UDK Berlin for jazztheory and eartraining.
2004/05 Teacher at 'Jazz und Rockschule' Berlin
2006/2007 Assistant Teacher at City College New York
Since 2000 several workshops in germany and abroad

Managementconsulting:

2009 Managementworkshop for the AUDI AG. Theme: "Patternbreaking in the virtuoso team"
2010 Three month internship for Goetzpartners Management Consultants

Exhibitionmusic:

2009 6.0 Dolbysurround Soundinstallation "Connected Concepts - Poetry of Logic" in Vienna
2009 Three piano pieces for the Exhibition "Bizarre Begegnungen" in Penzberg
2013 Music for the exhibition-film "Bizarre Begegnungen 2" in Penzberg

Mathematics:

Jahnel has also a PHD in mathematics. He is currently working as a researcher at the Weierstrass-Institut Berlin. His main intrests are interacting particle systems and their describtion via Gibbs-measures in the contect of probability theory. He works in the Leibnizgroup: Probabilistic methods for mobile ad-hoc networks.