Jens Kruger Receives 2014 IBMA Nomination


Jens Kruger, banjoist, composer and member of the musical group The Kruger Brothers, has received the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award nomination for banjo performance.

Final nominees for the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards were announced today during a press conference held at The Factory in Franklin, TN hosted by Sam Bush and Jim Lauderdale.

Jens Kruger is known for his inventive, hard to categorize musical style of composition and performance, which can be described as thoughtful and lyrical. His virtuosic playing style ranges from the very complex, to the simple and profound. Jens Kruger and The Kruger Brothers have raised awareness about bluegrass music by writing and performing classical pieces that bridge folk and bluegrass music through the instrumentation of banjo, guitar and bass. The Kruger Brothers consist of Jens Kruger (banjo, harmony vocals), Uwe Kruger (guitar, lead and harmony vocals) and Joel Landsberg (bass, harmony vocals).

IBMA Award winners will be announced Thursday, October 2 at the Duke Energy Center in Raleigh, NC. Grammy award winners Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas will serve as host of the Awards Show as part of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. taking place September 30 – October 4 in Raleigh. The Kruger Brothers will also debut a new concerto titled “Lucid Dreamer” during this year’s World of Bluegrass.

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