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Jazzfest Berlin

Jazzfest Berlin Presenting style-defining icons of jazz and young positions from a wide variety of styles, Jazzfest Berlin presents a festival programme full of creative border-crossings and collective visions.

It is part of Berliner Festspiele: www.berlinerfestspiele.de Founded in 1964 the Berlin Jazz Festival is one of the longest running European festivals of international renown. Known as Berliner Jazztage until 1980 it was directed by Joachim-Ernst Berendt (1964-72), George Gruntz (1973-94), Albert Mangelsdorff (1995-2000), Nils Landgren (2001, 2008-11), John Corbett (2002), Peter Schulze (2003-07),

It is part of Berliner Festspiele: www.berlinerfestspiele.de Founded in 1964 the Berlin Jazz Festival is one of the longest running European festivals of international renown. Known as Berliner Jazztage until 1980 it was directed by Joachim-Ernst Berendt (1964-72), George Gruntz (1973-94), Albert Mangelsdorff (1995-2000), Nils Landgren (2001, 2008-11), John Corbett (2002), Peter Schulze (2003-07),

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Jazzfest Berlin 2022 features the bandleading debut of the remarkable drummer, composer, and scholar Asher Gamedze, who ...
23/09/2022

Jazzfest Berlin 2022 features the bandleading debut of the remarkable drummer, composer, and scholar Asher Gamedze, who brings the quartet from his 2021 “Dialectic Soul”, a searing and soulful act of musical resistance against colonialism and capitalism.

Alongside tenor saxophonist Buddy Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock, and bassist Thembinkosi Mavimbela they reflect the spirituality of John Coltrane at its most probing and the experimentation of the Art Ensemble of Chicago at its most measured, but the project is ultimately rooted in the sounds and mindset of South African traditions.

🔍 Check out Asher Gamedze in our Digital Guide:
In a conversation about how music and society interrelate with each other, the artists offers insights into his work as a musician and historian and how certain forms of musical expression originate aesthetically in the experience of and struggle against racism and oppression. https://pulse.ly/h9xr1n6fz3

5.11.22 – 18:30
Asher Gamedze // KOMПOUSSULĂ // Matana Roberts
Haus der Berliner Festspiele https://pulse.ly/l9uv6x1vgf

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Dive into our Digital Guide “Outside Traditions” and navigate your way around this year’s themes and featured artists.In...
22/09/2022
Outside Traditions - Jazzfest Berlin

Dive into our Digital Guide “Outside Traditions” and navigate your way around this year’s themes and featured artists.

Including sound bites, visual material as well as interviews by and with Matana Roberts, Lumpeks, Asher Gamedze, Immanuel Wilkins, Ben Lamar Gay and many many more, we take a closer look at the influences, histories, futures, and cross overs in Jazz and beyond.

Jazzfest Berlin is one of Europe’s oldest and most renowned festivals of its kind. It aspires to provide a platform for upcoming artists and to convey the enduring vitality of jazz as an art form.

21/09/2022
Jazzfest Berlin 2022: Moving Back / Forward

So, who’s it gonna be?

Pre-sale tickets have just gone online for 39 concerts as part of Jazzfest Berlin “Moving Back / Forward”, which returns to multiple venues across Berlin in just over a month’s time.
This year’s festival edition not only alludes to conceptions of and clashes between the future and tradition, but also our return to the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

💡 PSA: Attend two events on one concert evening and save 20 % compared to single ticket sales.

Further information on our website: berlinerfestspiele.de/jazzfest-tickets

To mark the centenary of his birth, the Deutsche Oper Berlin BigBand dedicates a very special concert to the bass player...
16/09/2022

To mark the centenary of his birth, the Deutsche Oper Berlin BigBand dedicates a very special concert to the bass player and jazz composer Charles Mingus: a chance to hear “Epitaph”, Mingus’s rarely performed magnum opus, which was premiered posthumously thanks to Mingus’s wife Sue and the composer Gunther Schuller. Part of Musikfest Berlin

Details ⇊

Grenzgänger, Pionier, Ikone: Anlässlich des 100. Geburtstages von CharIes Mingus kommt dessen visionäre Komposition EPITAPH nach 30 Jahren zurück auf eine Berliner Bühne – am Montag, den 19. September 2022, um 20 Uhr, in der Berliner Philharmonie.
Tickets https://t1p.de/wgvjs
Konzert https://t1p.de/7kkn7

Allein schon die Geschichte seiner (versuchten) Uraufführung im Jahr 1962 macht das Werk zur Legende: https://t1p.de/l6m95

Unter der musikalischen Leitung von Titus Engel spielen Musiker*innen des Jazz-Instituts Berlin sowie der BigBands der Deutschen Oper Berlin. Gaststar ist der US-amerikanische Jazz-Trompeter Randy Brecker.

Musikfest Berlin Berliner Festspiele

Foto: Charles Mingus 1976 in Manhattan © Thomas Marcello

14/09/2022
Jazzfest Berlin 2022 Trailer

Jazzfest Berlin 2022: Moving Back / Forward
3.–6.11.

We are very excited to announce the full programme of the 59th edition of the Jazzfest Berlin including more than 150 musicians from all over the world! Ticket sales start on 21 September.
berlinerfestspiele.de/jazzfest

The beginning of autumn always marks the arrival of Jazzfest Berlin. 💛 Returning to the resonant physical space of the here and now after two hybrid editions, we are welcoming over 150 international musicians from all over the world to the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and Pierre Boulez Saal, the nearby clubs A-Trane and Quasimodo, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

Featuring: Sofia Jernberg Alexander Hawkins Nicole Mitchell Tomeka Reid Curtis Stewart - Violin Naïssam Jalal Sheila Maurice-Grey Jamie Saft Sofia Borges The Brother Moves On Chelsea Carmichael Umlaut Big Band Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few Sun-Mi Hong Quintet Gurdjieff Ensemble Quartabê Jeff Parker Pasquale Mirra Lumpeks Rodrigo Amado Immanuel Wilkins Sanem Kalfa Louis Laurain Kjetil Møster Otis Sandsjö Maciej Obara Eirik Hegdal Goran Kajfeš G**o Kvåle Petter Eldh Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Joel Grip and many more!

Esteemed Jazz musician Rolf Kühn has died at the age of 92. Kühn was a regular at Jazzfest Berlin both on stage and in t...
25/08/2022
Rolf Kühn: Jazzmusiker Rolf Kühn mit 92 Jahren gestorben

Esteemed Jazz musician Rolf Kühn has died at the age of 92. Kühn was a regular at Jazzfest Berlin both on stage and in the audience, his first festival appearance with the Rolf and Joachim Kühn Quartett dating back to 1966. After performances in 1995 and 1997 he last graced the stage of Jazzfest Berlin in 2012 with pianist Julia Hülsmann and saxophonist Joe Lovano in an homage to Jutta Hipp, who was a personal friend of Kühn. Rolf Kühn passed away last Thursday in Berlin.

Der Klarinettist Rolf Kühn war einer der wichtigsten deutschen Jazzmusiker und spielte unter anderem mit Benny Goodman und John Coltrane. Nun ist er gestorben.

In 2018 we had the great honor to set the main stage for jaimie branch’s first appearance in Germany. The trumpeter from...
24/08/2022

In 2018 we had the great honor to set the main stage for jaimie branch’s first appearance in Germany. The trumpeter from Brooklyn visited Jazzfest Berlin a year after her debut album “Fly or Die” had stirred up the Jazz world with its unconventionality. Strong expression, a powerful voice and a clear signature marked her exceptional songwriting. This Monday, 22 August the trumpeter has died at her home in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, N.Y. at the age of 39. You will be missed, jaimie breezy branch!

Photo: jaimie branch at Jazzfest Berlin 2018 © Camille Blake

29/07/2022
Jazzfest Berlin | Sibusile Xaba

Last year, Sibusile Xaba introduced IzangoMa to us at Jazzfest Berlin 2021.

One of South Africa’s most idiosyncratic and unpredictable forces, guitarist and singer Sibusile Xaba, extends and warps the legacy of Malombo pioneer Philip Tabane and turns the Zulu troubadour tradition of Maskandi on its head.

For his special Jazzfest Berlin performance, Xaba went into a new direction, switching from guitar to keyboard whilst fronting a 14-piece band with multiple percussionists and vocalists. Enjoy it again. Available on the Berliner Festspiele Media Library.

Save the date: Jazzfest Berlin 3.–6.11.22

🎞 mediathek.berlinerfestspiele.de/en/jazzfest-berlin/2021/quartabe-maria-portugal-sibusile-xaba

07/07/2022
Metá Metá Jazzfest Berlin 2021

Since forming in 2008, the aesthetically voracious São Paulo trio Metá Metá have emerged as major figures in the Brazilian musical landscape.

“Ogbe Oyeku Iwori Odi” is the group’s audio-visual production that was created in cooperation with Manoela Wright & Juliano Gentile as part of Jazzfest Berlin 2021. The video, as well as those by the other artists featured during last year’s festival will be shown at this year’s Festival CHIII, taking place in São Paulo until 15.7.

Don’t forget, you can still take a look back at our Digital Guides, the four audio-visual productions and plenty more Jazzfest content in our Media Library:

Digital Guide, São Paulo: https://bit.ly/3AqBLnk

Jazzfest Berlin 2021 Media Library: https://bit.ly/3NAn9VD

Save the date: Jazzfest Berlin 3–6.11.22

The musical exchanges between Berlin and São Paulo are being reignited. Running from 5. – 17.7., the third edition of Sã...
02/07/2022
JAZZFEST BERLIN | CHIII

The musical exchanges between Berlin and São Paulo are being reignited.

Running from 5. – 17.7., the third edition of São Paulo’s Festival CHIII is an exploration of creative and experimental music. This year’s festival features an installation of the audio-visual productions by Quartabê, Negro Leo, São Paulo Underground, and Metá Metá, that were created as part of and shown at Jazzfest Berlin 2021.

Nadin Deventer, artistic director of Jazzfest Berlin, discusses the artistic process of collaboration and curation of this very special feature: https://en.festivalchiii.com/jazzfest-berlin

Don’t forget, you can still take a look back at our Digital Guides, the four audio-visual productions and plenty more Jazzfest content in our Media Library:

Digital Guide, São Paulo: https://bit.ly/3AqBLnk

Jazzfest Berlin 2021 Media Library: https://bit.ly/3NAn9VD

CHIII Festival’s creative approach in realizing a digital festival edition in spite of the pandemic and political situation in Brazil at the time, their loyalty towards the local music scene and boldness in exploring new artistic territory under the most unfavourable conditions, had made a deep im...

With the Jazz Study 2022, the Deutsche Jazzunion is looking for answers to many questions: How do jazz musicians live an...
25/05/2022
Deutsche Jazzunion | Jazzstudie 2022

With the Jazz Study 2022, the Deutsche Jazzunion is looking for answers to many questions: How do jazz musicians live and work in Germany? What is the economic, artistic and social situation, and how has the Corona crisis affected them? How diverse is the scene, and what experiences do jazz musicians have with equal opportunities and access barriers?

The study aims as a significantly expanded follow-up survey to the Jazz Study 2016 to contributing to a deeper understanding of the situation of jazz musicians.

Take part until 5 June! ⇊

Mit der Jazzstudie 2022 wollen wir dazu beitragen, ein tieferes Verständnis für die Situation von Jazzmusiker*innen in Deutschland zu entwickeln.

Throwback to Bobo Stenson Trio at Pierre Boulez Saal: HR2 has featured the concert of the Swedish pianist at last year's...
20/04/2022
Jazz am Feiertag - mit dem Bobo Stenson Trio

Throwback to Bobo Stenson Trio at Pierre Boulez Saal: HR2 has featured the concert of the Swedish pianist at last year's Jazzfest Berlin in their holiday special – available to relisten! ↓

Bobo Stenson Trio: Bobo Stenson, p | Anders Jormin, db | Jon Fält, dr | Jazzfest Berlin, Pierre-Boulez-Saal, Berlin, November 2021 (Sendung vom 18.4.)

Dialogue over conflict. A statement on the war in Ukraine has been released by the Europe Jazz Network, who stand in sol...
01/03/2022

Dialogue over conflict. A statement on the war in Ukraine has been released by the Europe Jazz Network, who stand in solidarity with all those affected.

EJN statement on the war in #Ukraine 🇺🇦

The Europe Jazz Network (EJN) strongly condemns the brutal attack on Ukraine and stands in solidarity with its people.

According to the values outlined in the EJN Manifesto of 2004, we believe that peaceful dialogue rather than conflict must be the only means to solve disputes.

As a Europe-wide network of 175 music organisations from 34 countries, we invite all our members and communities to support Ukrainian artists and music professionals who will greatly suffer from the devastating effects of this war. We will follow up shortly with some specific ideas on how to support Ukrainian artists and its cultural operators.

#nowar #stopthewar #solidaritywithUkraine #supportukrainianartists #StandWithUkraine

Nie wieder Krieg. No more war.Die Vielen
24/02/2022

Nie wieder Krieg. No more war.
Die Vielen

Nie wieder Krieg. Die Vielen

This evening, SWR2 Jazz Sessions returns to the opening night of Jazzfest Berlin 2021 where pianist Vijay Iyer, along wi...
08/02/2022
Uneasy – Das Vijay Iyer Trio beim Jazzfest Berlin 2021

This evening, SWR2 Jazz Sessions returns to the opening night of Jazzfest Berlin 2021 where pianist Vijay Iyer, along with bassist Linda May Han Oh, and drummer Tyshawn Sorey performed at the Pierre Boulez Saal.

The free flowing improvisation that underlies ‘Uneasy’ is allowed to shine in the trio’s Berlin debut that is the subject of tonight’s programme.

Listen in from 20:05 on SWR2: https://www.swr.de/swr2/musik-jazz-und-pop/uneasy-das-vijay-iyer-trio-beim-jazzfest-berlin-2021-swr2-jazz-session-2022-02-08-100.html

Von Gerd Filtgen

This Saturday, Jazz Club A-Trane is hosting a Memorial Day for Christian Broecking. The journalist passed away one year ...
04/02/2022
MEMORIAL DAY FOR CHRISTIAN BROECKING

This Saturday, Jazz Club A-Trane is hosting a Memorial Day for Christian Broecking. The journalist passed away one year ago. The live concert with livestream will start at 20:30 and will feature words by George E. Lewis as well as musical contributions by Aki Takase, Alexander Von Schlippenbach, Angelika Niescier, Paul Brody, Reggie Moore, Oliver Hafke-Ahmad, Johannes Fink, André Vida, Nikolaus Neuser, Silke Eberhard, Steve Heather. 💛

MEMORIAL TAG FÜR CHRISTIAN BROECKING„Wir danken Sedal Sardan und dem A-Trane für diese Würdigung von Christians Leben und Werk anlässlich seines ersten Todes...

🎶 “Creative Sounds from Europe #2”, a playlist by Europe Jazz Network – also featuring Jazzfest Berlin!  ↓
24/01/2022
Creative Sounds from Europe #2 - January 2022

🎶 “Creative Sounds from Europe #2”, a playlist by Europe Jazz Network – also featuring Jazzfest Berlin! ↓

This shared playlist is compiled by communication staff of EJN members with music recommendations from the upcoming or recent programmes presented at their venues and festivals. A short description is added to explain the reason for each choice, and at the bottom of the page you can find the full Sp...

SWR2 Jazz Session continues their series on Jazzfest Berlin 2021 with a look back at Ståle Storløkken’s “Ghost Caravan” ...
23/01/2022
Ghost Caravan – Ståle Storløkken beim Jazzfest Berlin 2021

SWR2 Jazz Session continues their series on Jazzfest Berlin 2021 with a look back at Ståle Storløkken’s “Ghost Caravan” from last year’s festival. The Norwegian artist has played the organ since the age of 12, having later specialised in jazz and improvised music.

If you enjoyed our recent teaser of Storløkken’s performance at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, you’ll want to tune into the programme upcoming Tuesday, 25.1.22 at 20:05.

https://www.swr.de/swr2/musik-jazz-und-pop/ghost-caravan-stale-storlkken-beim-jazzfest-berlin-2021-swr2-jazz-session-2022-01-25-100.html

Von Franziska Buhre

14/01/2022
Ståle Storløkken Jazzfest Berlin 2021

Ståle Storløkken’s concert was defined by his improvisation on the organ of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Revisit this indisputably unique performance from Jazzfest Berlin 2021.

Storløkken’s “Ghost Caravan”, as well as the majority of this year’s festival programme, is available for streaming on ARTE Concert and Jazzfest Berlin on Demand.

berlinerfestspiele.de/jazzfest-ondemand

SWR2 Jazz Session presents a series looking back at Jazzfest Berlin 2021: Scenes of Now.Kicking it all off will be Mary ...
13/01/2022
Artlessly Falling – Mary Halvorson's Code Girl beim Jazzfest Berlin 2021

SWR2 Jazz Session presents a series looking back at Jazzfest Berlin 2021: Scenes of Now.

Kicking it all off will be Mary Halvorson’s sextet Code Girl’s performance of Artlessly Falling from this year’s festival. Having established herself not only in the New York Experimental Scene, but also at Jazzfest Berlin as a returning artist, we are excited to listen back to what happened at silent green.

Join us on Tuesday, 18 January 2022 at 20:05 only on SWR2. It’s too good to miss.

https://www.swr.de/swr2/musik-jazz-und-pop/artlessly-falling-mary-halvorsons-code-girl-beim-jazzfest-berlin-2021-swr2-jazz-session-2022-01-18-100.html

Von Niklas Wandt

07/01/2022
Jazzfest On Demand | Madosini, Cara Stacey, Lungiswa Plaatjies

Captivating performance by Madosini last November: As part of Jazzfest Berlin–Johannesburg, the veteran artist joined up with Lungiswa Plaatjies and Cara Stacey for an absorbing and intimate performance at Sognage, Johannesburg.

This recording, like the majority of the programme, is available for streaming on ARTE Concert and Jazzfest Berlin on Demand.

🎞 berlinerfestspiele.de/jazzfest-ondemand

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04/01/2022

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Hallo, 2022! Wir sind gespannt auf ein von Musik, Tanz, Theater und Kunst gefülltes Jahr. Unsere Jahresübersicht vertreibt vielleicht den Winter Blues: Ob MaerzMusik, Theatertreffen, Musikfest Berlin, Jazzfest Berlin, oder die Bundeswettbewerbe Berliner Festspiele – worauf freut Ihr euch am meisten?

https://www.berlinerfestspiele.de/de/berliner-festspiele/programm/bfs-jahresuebersicht/jahresuebersicht.html

Foto: Baustelle am Haus der Berliner Festspiele 📸 Monika Karczmarczyk

As we approach the end of the year we want to thank you for accompanying us through these dynamic times. We wish you a g...
20/12/2021

As we approach the end of the year we want to thank you for accompanying us through these dynamic times. We wish you a good start to the New Year and are very much looking forward to seeing you again in 2022!

We'll see you on this channel again in two weeks – starting 3 January, we'll be very happy to respond to your notes, questions and comments again.
See you in 2022!

19/12/2021
Jazzfest Berlin Cansu Tanrıkulu ARTE Concert Clip

Rewatch Cansu Tanrıkulu’s performance at Silent Green from this year’s Jazzfest: Scenes of Now. The premiere of “Kantoj de Fermiteco” on 6.11.21 featured Greg Cohen, Tobias Delius, and very special guest Marc Ribot.

This performance, like the majority of the programme, is available for streaming on ARTE Concert and Jazzfest Berlin on Demand: berlinerfestspiele.de/jazzfest-ondemand

Berliner Jazztage 1966, Jazzfest Berlin 1987 – to mark this year's anniversary, the Berliner Festspiele have reprinted a...
18/12/2021

Berliner Jazztage 1966, Jazzfest Berlin 1987 – to mark this year's anniversary, the Berliner Festspiele have reprinted a selection of festival posters that have been unavailable for a long time. The posters from 70 years of Berliner Festspiele's history are now available in our webshop to preorder! bit.ly/33wu80h

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Jazzfest Berlin 2020: 5 to 8 November

Jazzfest Berlin, curated by Nadin Deventer from 2018 on, was founded in 1964 as Berliner Jazztage, making it one of Europe’s longest-standing and most renowned jazz festivals. While the first two decades of the festival’s existence focused on the style-defining and popular jazz greats from the United States, the spectrum has since then been extended to include global developments, with an emphasis on contemporary jazz from Europe. The festival endeavours to give a platform to emerging artists and to communicate the enduring vitality of jazz.

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