In Stockholm will award the prize «the polar music price» for 2017

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotobounce Stockholm. Archival photoIn Stockholm will award the prize «the polar music price» for 2017© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

International music prize «the polar music price» (Polar Music Prize), founded by the Manager of Swedish band ABBA Stig Anderson, will be awarded on Thursday in Stockholm, American jazz composer and performer Wayne Shorter, and British musician Sting, according to the website of the bonus Fund.

The names of the winners of the award became known in early February. The award is given for well-known and recognized artists, musicians classical and popular genres that have made a «significant contribution to development of musical art in the world.»

Wayne shorter (1933) — multiple winner of «Grammy», is considered one of the legendary jazz composers.

Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, 1951) is a British musician, activist, philanthropist.

The award ceremony will be held in the Concert hall of the Swedish capital in the second half of the day, part to take king of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf. In honour of the laureates will perform at the concert of the famous Swedish and international artists, among them American singer Gregory porter, singer and composer from Norway, ane Brun, the famous Swedish singer Eva Dahlgren, Peter, Marklund and others.

Your name the prize «the polar music price» received the name of the record company «polar records» (Polar Records) created by Stig Anderson in 1963.

On the establishment of the music awards he gave in his time of 42 million Swedish kronor (more than four million euros). The prize is awarded annually since 1992 and cash award in each category is one million SEK to 110 thousand euros.