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.
Luise Befort and Jerry Hoffman
Tivon Pennicott, Saxophinist
Andrea Sawatzki and Christian Berkel
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.
Model Toni First Class Magazine Cover – November 2017.