"After Fabian Schöne had received the symbolic donation check and a coin minted by BlueNite for the occasion from OB Kessel, Fabian Schöne demonstrated in an impressive manner in the next 90 minutes that the jury had found him a worthy winner." - Gunter Weigand, Wormser Zeitung

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"In the past few years, the 32-year-old has not only shaped the jazz scene regionally and nationwide as a sideman for other artists, but also as the leader of his own quartet" - BlueNite chairman Volker Wengert

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"It is impossible to imagine the jazz scene in the Rhine-Neckar region without it" - Matthias Spindler, Mannheimer Morgen

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"The musical spectrum of the debut ranges from the impetuous pressure of boppy tones through lyrical ballad-esque and smooth refinement to hard, funky rocking beats with plenty of space for improvisations by the actors and surprising twists and turns in the groove structure." - Jazzthing January 2018 issue

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"And then“ Black Flag ”by Fabian Schöne came, the band hoisted the“ Jolly Roger ”, the pirate banner, and once again sailed full steam ahead with a bombastic up-tempo number that made the already enthusiastic audience go wild got: an exciting end to a "beautiful, remarkable season" "- Echo Online, Sigrid Jahn

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"You didn't have to be a jazz fan to be drawn under the spell of this quartet. Their passion and joy jumped right over the top." - Vera Bender, Black Forest messenger

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