Prof. Nicotera and "Jazz Explorations"
On 20 May 2011, the DZNE hosted the 1st installment of the “Music & Brain” series at Forschungszentrum caesar, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, in 53175 Bonn.
Dr. Janice Weiner, Consul General of the United States in Düsseldorf opened the event. Subsequently, Prof. Pierluigi Nicotera, Scientific Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the DZNE, gave a keynote lecture on the relevance of brain plasticity in neurodegenerative diseases and the impact of mental activity such as art and music.
Kris Bowers (piano), Fabian Arends (drums) and Oliver Lutz (bass), top students from New York and Cologne, played JAZZ EXPLORATIONS at the invitation of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, showcasing a transatlantic exchange program between New York's Juilliard School of Dance Drama and Music and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.