Volkswagen presents the exclusive Jazz Dinner Night prior to the GQ Men of the Year Award 2017 with US American Jazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter, performing excerpts of his new Blue Note album “Nat King Cole & Me”.     His wide oeuvre connected him with artists like the Blue Note All-Stars, Jamie Cullum, Lizz Wright, Max Herre, Till Brönner, Dianne Reeves, Renée Fleming, Andreas Varady and the British Electronica duo Disclosure.

Sami Slimani looking handsome at GQ red carpet 2017

Sami Slimani

Shermine Shahrivar white dress and gold accesoriesShermine Shahrivar

Erdal Yildiz in cool leather globsErdal Yildiz

Luise Befort and Jerry HoffmanLuise Befort and Jerry Hoffman

Marie Nasemann how to wear pants on red carpet

Marie Nasemann

Q Men of the Year Award 2017 Atmosphere - Event tables

Band playing music for the event

Gregory Porter

saxophinist at GQ Men of the year 2017Tivon Pennicott, Saxophinist

Purple and green style

Dennenesch Zoude and Ina Paule Klink

gray scarf on red carpet

Sebastian Koch

Wana Limar and Lisa Banholzer Black and white on red carpet

Wana Limar and Lisa Banholzer

Black dress with white shoes

Minh-Khai Phan-Thi

Annabelle Mandeng Pink Dress

Annabelle Mandeng

Luise Helm floral bright dress on red carpet

Luise Helm

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Lars-Eric Schuldt and Tom Junkersdorf

red carpet GQ eventAndrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel

Florian Langenscheidt red carpet casual style

Florian Langenscheidt

Max von Thun

Mario Gomez and Benita von Maltzahn

Mario Gomez

Friedrich Liechtenstein

Annika de Buhr

Friederike Kempter and Aino Laberenz

Benita von Maltzahn and Jan Vogler

MC Fitti

German presenter Astrid Frohloff

Natalia Avelon

Mitri Sirin and his wife Friederike Sirin

Annika Zimmermann

Simon Lohmeyer and his girlfriend Amina Heinemann all Photos credit Isa Foltin/Getty Images.


Among the guests from business, culture, sports and society were also the musician Robert „Kool“ Bell (from the Disco Funk band “Kool & the Gang“), Flake Lorenz (Keyboarder of the band Rammstein) and Friedrich Lichtenstein, director Oliver Berben, actors Max von Thun and Sebastian Koch and professional Bundesliga footballer and member of the German national football team Mario Gómez. Also invited were photographer and Volkswagen culture ambassador Andreas Mühe as well as cellist and intendant of the Dresden Music Festival Jan Vogler, who presented “New Worlds” with Hollywood star Bill Murray at the same event last year, which has gone on to become an international celebrated stage event, including a recording which reached the top of the US Classic Charts.  The Dinner Night 2017 continues with what has begun with Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends last year: It embodies the approach of Volkswagen Company to develop the forum at the boulevard Unter den Linden in the heart of Berlin as an inspiring stage in cultural life. Once again, the Dinner Night takes place on the evening before the GQ Awards in the Komische Oper Berlin, at which Gregory Porter will be awarded as GQ Man of the Year in the category “Music International“. Also there will be a very unique musical event tomorrow, November 9: Gregory Porter and the renowned Dresdner Kreuzchor, which is supported by Volkswagen, will meet at the legendary Hansa Studios to sing together combining Top-notch choir tradition and virtuous Jazz acrobatics to create an ambitious sound experience.


Toni Garrn on the cover of First Class Magazine USA November 2017Model Toni First Class Magazine Cover – November 2017.