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Enjoy Jazz – International Festival for Jazz and More

October 1 to November 12 – 2022

Enjoy Jazz, the festival for jazz and more, presents itself for the 24th time this year for six and a half weeks, offering top-class, extremely diverse events with a focus on jazz, but also related genres such as classical music, pop, rock, hip hop or electro.

As usual, Enjoy Jazz invites you to exclusive venues in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen to experience unique concert moments as well as master classes, matinees, symposiums, parties and further exciting projects.

Every year, around 20,000 visitors and numerous journalists from the region, Germany and the world come to see stars like Sona Jobarteh, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jan Gabarek as well as a host of trend setting newcomers. In Enjoy Jazz’s round, audiences can again look forward experiencing music legends and exceptional young talents.

Enjoy Jazz stands for innovation and openness, which means that it also always focuses on musical futures, dares to experiment and allows for positive inspiration. Enjoy Jazz’s mix of perfection and pioneering spirit has drawn the attention of national and international newspapers, as well as radio and television broadcasting. This has permitted the Festival to become an event that connects tradition and global openness in its own very special way. Music experts and Enjoy Jazz’s ever growing regular audience values this very much.

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The Highlight Concerts of this year’s festival

Enjoy Jazz 2022

October 1 2022 from 19:00
Artist Talk with Iñaki Bonillas
HDKV-Heidelberg Art Association Hauptstrasse 97, Heidelberg
Artist Talk & DJ Set with Iñaki Bonillas and Maxi Broecking On Saturday, October 1, there will be an artist talk and DJ set with the outstanding Mexican photo artist Iñaki Bonillas, this year’s partner of Enjoy Jazz’s artist cooperation for the festival poster, at the Heidelberger Kunstverein. The event will be hosted by the director of the Heidelberger Kunstverein Søren Grammel, who together with Enjoy Jazz festival director …

October 2 2022 from 20:00
Opening concert: Sona Jobarteh
King’s Hall Heidelberg Castle Schlosshof 1, Heidelberg
Tradition and modernity. In these thoroughly frustrating backlash times, the opening concert of the current festival year sets a decided counterpoint. Sona Jobarteh is the first female kora player in West Africa. The kora is a harp instrument with 21 strings that looks back on a long tradition. Usually, the griot instrument is played exclusively by men, who pass on the playing technique to their sons. In this respect, Sona Jobarteh’s older brother …

October 3 2022 from 20:00
Abdullah Ibrahim Solo
Pfalzbau Berliner Str. 30, Ludwigshafen
“Good News from Africa” is a legendary album title of the South African pianist, composer and activist Abdullah Ibrahim, whose name was Adolphe Johannes “Dollar” Brand before his conversion to Islam. Born on 9 October 1934 in Cape Town, Abdullah Ibrahim is probably Africa’s most influential jazz musician. Those who may remember the great concerts with Hugh Masekela and Larry …

October 4 2022 from 21:00
Angel Bat Dawid
Karlstorbahnhof Am Karlstor 1, Heidelberg
Angel Bat Dawid, who describes herself as a clarinetist, composer and “spiritual jazz fortune teller”, is clearly a busy woman. She runs a record shop on Chicago’s South Side, organises interdisciplinary events with the Participatory Music Coalition and often sits in with various musicians in Chicago’s music venues. She even wrote an opera last year inspired by the Song of Solomon, with dancers, …

October 5 2022 from 20:00
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
It was a celebration: three years ago, Kokoroko performed at Enjoy Jazz for the first time, and the Alte Feuerwache had wisely dispensed with concert seating – no one would have been able to keep their seats. What trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey and guitarist Oscar Jerome had in mind when they founded Kokoroko: a completely contemporary form of the music once played by Fela …

October 5 2022 from 20:00
Elina Duni & Rob Luft
Providence Church Karl-Ludwig-Strasse 8, Heidelberg
Produced in southern France in February 2020 and released in mid-November 2020, the album “Lost Ships” by Elina Duni caused quite a stir in the feuilleton. 12 songs on the themes of love and exile are interpreted here with chamber music delicacy: a concept album with clearly political undertones – homeland, migration, ecology are mostly melancholically discussed here around moods and emotional states such as loneliness, alienation, …

October 6 2022 from 19:00
Enjoy Jazz School Big Band
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
As is well known, the past two pandemic years were a pretty lean and hard time for professional musicians. But also for young talents, especially pupils playing together in bands, it couldn’t have gone worse: Not much was possible; lessons and joint rehearsals – like so much else – fell victim to the various Corona waves. All the more pleasing that …

October 6 2022 from 21:00
DJ Krush
Karlstorbahnhof Am Karlstor 1, Heidelberg
Attention, legend! Alive! One would like to play Hideaki Ishii a.k.a. DJ Krush Tom Liwa’s “cover story versus full page ad”. The beginning: “Hey dude! Wouldn’t have thought …”. Hey dude! Wouldn’t have thought that the peculiar mix of hip-hop, trip-hop, jazzy ambient breakbeats that landed you on James Lavelle’s mega-hip “Mo’ Wax” label in the mid-1990s would carry you into the second decade of the …

October 7 2022 from 20:00
Jan Garbarek Group feat. Trilok Gurtu
Pfalzbau Berliner Str. 30, Ludwigshafen
It’s hard to believe! On 4 March 2022, Jan Garbarek, the seemingly ageless man, celebrated his 75th birthday. To mark this occasion, but not only, the year 2022 will be marked by an extensive live presence of the highly popular Jan Garbarek Group, which has been on the road in changing formations since 1979. Inspired by John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon, Garbarek developed a …

October 8 2022 from 20:00
Tania Giannouli Solo
Peace Church Ludwigshafen Leuschnerstrasse 56, Ludwigshafen am Rhein
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9 October 2022 from 11:00
Matinee: Music was my first love: Mirna Funk
Intercultural Centre Bergheimer Str. 147, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg
For some people – let’s rather say for some men – Mirna Funk is an irritating and dangerous contemporary, and if you follow her work a bit, you get the impression that she likes it that way. If you listen to Mirna Funk tell stories, on the radio or on stage, she always seems to be smiling a bit, ah, …

October 10 2022 from 20:00
SWR Jazz Prize: Petter Eldh
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
A short excursion into the “Time Tunnel”: In March 2012, the Berlin quartet Schneeweiß und Rosenrot won the New German Jazz Award at the Alte Feuerwache with the kind of pop music that only jazz musicians can play. In the spotlight at the time: singer Lucia Cadotsch and pianist Johanna Borchert. Back then in the background: the Swedish bassist Petter Eldh and the drummer Marc Lohr. …

October 10 2022 from 20:00
David Helbock’s Random/Control
Ella & Louis Rosengartenplatz 2, Mannheim
More than two dozen instruments on stage, but only three musicians: David Helbock largely restricts himself to those with keys. Birds of a feather are the two wind players, trained among others at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Johannes Bär is responsible for the brass, from trumpet to bass flugelhorn to alphorn and tuba. Andreas Broger plays the woodwind instruments: saxophones, clarinets, flute. “I consider this musician …

October 11 2022 from 20:00
Gabrielle Koehlhoeffer Trio
DAI Heidelberg Sofienstraße 2, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg
When you see and hear a double bass for the first time at the age of ten, the mighty body of the instrument either intimidates you – or you are gobsmacked and fascinated. In the case of Gabrielle Randrian Koehlhoeffer, the second was the case and the fascination was so strong that she switched from the piano, on which she had already received lessons, to the bass. With a classical …

October 11 2022 from 20:00
Vels Trio
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
For a long time, the (legitimate) media hype about the new wave of Brit jazz concentrated on the highly creative London scene around the “Tomorrow’s Warriors” music collective, represented by musicians like Shabaka Hutchings, Mose Boyd, Nubya Garcia and Theon Cross. The compilation “Kaleidoscope. New Spirits Known & Unknown”, which pointed to comparably productive indie jazz scenes in …

October 12 2022 from 20:00
Alabaster DePlume
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
Saxophonist, arranger and poet Alabaster DePlume is one of the most amazing blossoms in the motley portfolio of Chicago hipster jazz label International Anthem. While labelmates like Irreversible Entanglements, Jaimie Branch, Makaya McCraven, Ben LaMar Gay or Angel Bat Dawid inject much-needed fresh energy into improvised music with a wide variety of concepts and strategies, Angus Fairbain, originally from Manchester, understands his music more …

October 13 2022 from 20:00
Tord Gustavsen Trio
engelhorn fashion squared O5 1, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg
In connection with Tord Gustavsen’s work and especially his new trio album “Opening”, the term “relaxed” is often mentioned. However, anyone who wants to understand this as a synonym for “thoughtful” or even “harmless” is barking up the wrong tree: relaxed is rather another word for freedom, for the sovereign handling of the available means, for an opening towards the …

October 14 2022 from 20:00
Aho Ssan & Resina present Ego Death/Wackelkontakt
Metropolink’s Commissary South Gettysburg Avenue 46, Heidelberg
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October 14 2022 from 20:00
Jazztage Schwetzingen Opening: CIRCE
Rococo Theatre Am Schloß, Schwetzingen, Baden-Württemberg
Alessandro Bravo is no stranger to Schwetzingen. Years ago, Manfred Kern from the Schwetzingen Jazz Initiative heard the Italian pianist at a festival in Umbria and got to know and appreciate him. Invitations to the Kurpfalz followed; but now he is coming to the Jazztage for the first time as part of Enjoy Jazz – with a band that has it all. With …

16 October 2022 from 11:00
Matinee: “MY SOUL’S WILL TO LIVE” Charles Mingus 100
Pfalzbau Berliner Str. 30, Ludwigshafen
“I am Charles Mingus, half black man, not even white enough to pass for nothing but black. I am Charles Mingus, a famed jazzman, but not famed enough to make a living in this society”. Charles Mingus was the paradox of a suffering inflicter: socially not infrequently uncontrollably uninhibited, compositionally of well-controlled clarity. He himself diagnosed himself as having a triple split …

October 16 2022 from 20:00
Melanie Charles
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
A long, long time ago, the jazz critic with the exalted-sounding name George O. von Frank once listed some characteristics by which one would recognise a jazz vocalist. At the top of the list is respect for melody and text. This is followed by a feeling for rhythm, intonation and phrasing. Good taste is also necessary in the selection of …

October 18 2022 from 20:00
Concert in the dark: Ditzner / Lömsch Duo
Castle School Schlossstraße 23, Ilvesheim
Ticket reservations via Enjoy Jazz exclusively by phone from Monday – Friday at 06221 6470420. If that’s not a well-rehearsed team: drummer Erwin Ditzner and saxophonist Lömsch Lehmann, two heroes of the regional scene, have known each other for ages, played together in the Mardi Gras Big Band and in various other constellations. And for years also again and again as a duo, which has the bandwidth …

October 18 2022 from 20:00
Melt Trio – MuHo Inaugural Concert
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
Bernhard Meyer has held a professorship for electric bass at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts since the summer semester of 2022. Meyer, born in 1983, studied at the Jazz Institute Berlin, where he completed a master’s degree in composition with John Hollenbeck. Since his youth, he has pursued joint projects with his brother, the guitarist Peter Meyer. For his inaugural concert, Meyer will bring his …

19 October 2022 from 20:00
Anteloper (Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary)
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
Those who had the great pleasure of witnessing Jaimie Branch’s “Fly or Die” concert in Ludwigshafen’s dasHaus last year now have some idea of the term “force of nature” or “bundle of energy”: Branch is not only a brilliant composer and instrumentalist who knows how to use her means effectively and to the point, but also a somehow nervous-explosive entertainer. The Frankfurter Rundschau wrote of a …

October 20 2022 from 20:00
John Kameel Farah
Peace Church An der Tiefburg, Heidelberg
At a concert by John Kameel Farah, one is hurled through the centuries and catapulted back and forth between continents: The Canadian, born in 1983, belongs to a generation of pianists who do not feel at home between their love of Bach and electronic frickel sounds, improvisation and notated music, but rather blossom in this tension. The son of Palestinian parents studied composition at the Conservatory of …

October 20 2022 from 20:00
Alexandra Lehmler & Franck Tortiller
Mozart Hall Schwetzingen Palace
This duo has something extremely permeable, floating, almost delicate. When the vibraphone creates fragile, repetitive, rhythmic and at the same time harmonic patterns in the space, the soprano saxophone meanders almost filigree between the individual notes, sometimes awakening flute-like associations with Persian music, sometimes radiating something dance-like folkloristic. Being on stage as a duo offers freedom, and this is used to go far beyond …

October 21 2022 from 20:00
Jazztage Schwetzingen: Hemera: Tania Giannouli & Michele Rabbia & Daniele Roccato
Rococo Theatre Am Schloß, Schwetzingen, Baden-Württemberg
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October 22 2022 from 20:00
Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
“Playing in this band is such a release for me, and I want it to be not only a release for us in the band, but also for the people we play for to experience that kind of catharsis. Like a weight is lifted off them,” Buffalo-born Amirtha Kidambi once said in 1985. “When …

23 October 2022 from 11:00
Matinee: Ingar Zach & Michele Rabbia Duo
Metropolink’s Commissary South Gettysburg Avenue 46, Heidelberg
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October 23 2022 from 20:00
Devils of Moko
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
Usually it is simple coincidences that lead to sensible constellations: Pianist Dominic J. Marshall, bassist Mulele Matando and drummer Sam Gardner met at the Leeds College of Music when all three enrolled in the African Ensemble there. At the end of their studies, however, the three instrumentalists parted ways – for the time being. Marshall founded his …

October 24 2022 from 20:00
Pablo Held Trio feat. Nelson Veras
Ella & Louis Rosengartenplatz 2, Mannheim
Over the past 15 years, the Pablo Held Trio has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting, because most daring, piano trios on at least the European scene. In order not to get caught up in routines, the three musicians developed a fine strategy for expeditions into the surprising: The renunciation of preparatory arrangements or a set list structuring the concert, trusting in a constantly growing …

October 25 2022 from 20:00
Nik Bärtsch & Les Percussions de Strasbourg
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
When Pierre Boulez came to Strasbourg in 1959 to perform his composition “Le Visage Nuptial,” he needed a larger number of percussionists for it, who were eventually recruited from two symphony orchestras. The six instrumentalists selected at that time got along splendidly – and decided to stay together. In 1962, they founded Les Percussions de Strasbourg, an ensemble that continues to this day and has become known for its …

October 26 2022 from 20:00
Alfa Dung
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
People like to tell such stories as a bildungsroman. A hip-hop and grime producer with an immigrant background discovers jazz and global pop while searching for interesting samples. He becomes a fan of Miles Davis’ music and then teaches himself to play the piano. In 2017, after two EPs, the debut album “Antiphon” was released, which sat between all chairs with verve. …

October 27 2022 from 21:00
Balimaya Project
Metropolink’s Commissary South Gettysburg Avenue 46, Heidelberg
The great fascination of the young British jazz community clearly has to do with its variety, multi-perspectivity and diversity: without the musicians who draw from their different migrant realities and incorporate diverse traditions from the countries of their parents or grandparents into their work, the English jazz renaissance would be inconceivable and only half as interesting. London is the powerhouse of this …

October 28 2022 from 20:00
City Church Concordia R2 2, Mannheim
Lukas DeRungs, born in Freiburg in 1990 and living in Mannheim, is one of the most interesting young talents on the local jazz scene. He already won several competitions during his piano studies in Mannheim and London, and with his quintet he proved on several stages how virtuosically he can translate the most diverse influences – from classical music to hip hop – into his jazz language. No one …

October 29 2022 from 19:00
Christ Church Werderpl. 17, Mannheim

October 30 2022 from 11:00
Matinee: Duo Ference Snétberger & Anders Jormin
Works Am Bahnbetriebswerk 5, Heidelberg

October 30 2022 from 20:00
Carte Blanche Erwin Ditzner “Freedom Orchestra
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
Think big! Ever since Erwin Ditzner received a verbal commitment from festival director Rainer Kern for an annual carte blanche after an inspiring concert at Heidelberg’s Karlstorbahnhof in 2008, the busy drummer has not let himself be left behind. Every year he surprises with exciting constellations that take place without rehearsals or agreements. Sometimes they only got to know each other in the evening …

October 31 2022 from 19:30
Double concert: seed. & Wau Wau Collectif
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
Formerly known as SEED Ensemble, Seed. is a Mercury Award nominated ten piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi. The band showcases an outstanding line-up of some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians. West African and Caribbean influenced groove, Seed. explores a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation. Their debut release Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed, 2019) features the …

October 31 2022 from 20:00
Carsten Lindholm Trio
Ella & Louis Rosengartenplatz 2, Mannheim
The Carsten Lindholm Trio plays self-composed songs on an equal footing with interpretations of pop songs. Whether it’s “King Of Pain” by The Police, “La la la” by Sam Smith or interpretations of music penned by Coldplay, Alanis Morrissette or Sting: the Carsten Lindholm Trio always finds an elegant way to put their jazz stamp on these world hits. A stamp that comes less from improvisations …

November 2022

November 1 2022 from 20:00
Chris Thile
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
Practice early if you want to become a finger-snapping great: Chris Thile elicited his first delicate notes from the mandolin at the age of five; at eight, the band Nickle Creek was formed as an ambitious family project; at 13, he recorded his first solo album, and in the following years there were a wide variety of collaborations that moved between bluegrass, roots music and folk, between Charlie Parker and …

November 2 2022 from 20:00
Harold López-Nussa
Karlstorbahnhof Marlene-Dietrich Platz 3, Heidelberg
It doesn’t happen all that often: A young man trains as a classical concert pianist, goes quite far, plays with various symphony orchestras – and then more or less suddenly decides to turn off in a completely different direction. Harold López-Nussa, born in 1983 in Havana to a family of musicians, is such a case. In his mid-20s …

November 3 2022 from 20:00
Ben LaMar Gay Ensemble
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
Sometimes the label is the lifeline when it comes to assigning an album its appropriate place in the record collection. After all, you want to be able to find what you’ve sorted out at some point. In this case, the label is called “International Anthem”. So: jazz? In May 2018, the cornetist and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay surprised the interested public with his album “Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun”. …

November 3 2022 from 20:00
Romain Pilon Trio
BASF Society House Anilinstraße (car park), Ludwigshafen
He glides through the music with a great sense of security – never loud, never distorted, never angry, but always unpredictable. That’s what the Jazz Times wrote about the Grenoble-born guitarist Romain Pilon. Is it possible to pay a more beautiful compliment to an instrumentalist? To this eulogy one could add that Pilon is expressive, technically sophisticated, but never hardened – his …

November 4 2022 from 20:00
Rosie Frater-Taylor
BASF Society House Anilinstraße (car park), Ludwigshafen
That has to come first! In your early 20s, you dare to perform idiosyncratic cover versions of “Dreams” (Stevie Nicks) and “Crazy” (Seal) and to bring new facets to these world-famous songs. But that is by far not all. Actually coming from the folk corner, London-born Rosie Frater-Taylor released self-produced demos with DIY verve that caused a sensation. She was 16 at the time. …

November 5 2022 from 20:00
BASF Society House Anilinstraße (car park), Ludwigshafen
At first there wasn’t necessarily jazz. In the life of Shirley Tetteh, born in Great Britain in 1990, whose parents once came to the island from Ghana, other guitar heroes played a role. Eric Clapton, for example. Or Jimmy Page. Not to forget Jeff Beck. Perhaps not the worst teachers if you want to find out what you can do with a guitar. But…

November 5 2022 from 22:00
Late Night: Lea Bertucci & Ben Vida
Art Gallery Friedrichsplatz 4, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg
The online music magazine Pitchfork speaks of a “ghostly intensity” that permeates the album “Murmurations”. Corona Year 2021 began the collaboration between avant-garde musician Lea Betucci and electronic musician Ben Vida, both of whom have been part of New York’s experimental scene for many years. Bertucci’s saxophones and flutes meet Vida’s synthesizer-generated, droning soundscapes. “Murmurations” – murmurs and hisses – are the …

November 6 2022 from 11:00
Matinee: Ilva Eigus & Nik Bärtsch Duo
Old Assembly Hall Grabenstraße 1, Heidelberg
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November 6 2022 from 20:00
HARMONY – Bill Frisell
BASF Holiday Home Leuschnerstrasse 47, Ludwigshafen
In a short film released by Blue Note Records in 2019 in support of Bill Frisell’s label debut Harmony, the Denver, Colorado guitarist recalls his career as an astonishing sequence of incredible encounters with colleagues and idols, in his incomparably accessible and likeable way. Life is one big stroke of luck. Would you like an example? On the cover of the first “Downbeat” magazine, which Frisell published in the 1960s, …

November 6 2022 from 20:00
Kit Sebastian
Karlstorbahnhof Marlene-Dietrich Platz 3, Heidelberg
The exciting thing about retrofuturistic cocktails is the mix of ingredients. In the case of the duo Kit Sebastian, who hit the tracks in London in 2018, it’s a complex composition whose ingredients don’t quite seem to fit at first. Here’s the recipe for “Anatolian Lo-Fi Samba”: First, there are the somewhat obscure experiments of 1970s Turkish psychedelic rock. Tell them …

November 7 2022 from 20:00
Chilly Gonzales
BASF Holiday Home Leuschnerstrasse 47, Ludwigshafen
Piano virtuoso and composer, rapper and music school director – the “Chilly Gonzales universe” is as diverse as it is unique. Sometimes he appears in a bathrobe and fine silk slippers, sometimes he jumps from the stage into the audience, drenched in sweat. In a mixture of megalomania and self-irony, the darling of the feuilleton rides permanently on the musical razor’s edge, somewhere between radical, ingenious and banal. Without regard for …

November 8 2022 from 20:00
The Comet is Coming
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
The Comet is Coming to Destroy Illusions! The Comet is Coming to Summon The Fire! The Comet is Coming to party like it’s after the end of the World! In the aftermath of the current apocalypse what sounds remain? Who will lead us to the Afterlife? Who will teach us to Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery? It …

November 9 2022 from 20:00
Tal Gamlieli Trio
theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen
In an interview with Sussex Jazz Magazine, bassist Tal Gamlieli addresses the interesting question of how such an intimate connection between jazz and his native Israel could come about. His answer: Israel is basically a multicultural place, a young country, but with ancient traditions – especially when it comes to music and culture. Jews are …

November 9 2022 from 21:00
Christof Keller – Garden Path
Control centre Emil-Maier-Straße 16, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg
With his debut “Garden Path”, released on vinyl in 2022 on the Heidelberg-based independent label MuZi (Musikzimmer), Christof Keller makes his first public appearance as a composer and arranger with an exciting fusion of jazz and electronica. The pieces, carefully curated by editor László Fehér, were arranged by Christof Keller with great attention to detail in a melange of …

November 10 2022 from 20:00
Makaya McCraven
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
Sometime in the autumn of 2018, it was clear to (almost) everyone interested in improvised music that drummer and producer Makaya McCraven, the Paris-born son of a Hungarian folk singer and a US jazz drummer, was the “Man of the Moment” (The Wire). Referring, of course, to the release of the album “Universal Beings”, which includes recordings from four different sessions in New York, Los …

November 11 2022 from 20:00
Joel Ross
Karlstorbahnhof Marlene-Dietrich Platz 3, Heidelberg
Alongside the harp, the vibraphone has emphatically secured renewed attention in improvised music of late. Not the only reason, but a weighty one, to be a guest at the Karlstorbahnhof this evening. The vibraphonist and composer Joel Ross, born in Chicago in 1995, studied at the Brubeck Jazz College with Stefron Harris. At 20, he ventured into the New York …

November 12 2022 from 20:00
Final concert: Youssou N’Dour
BASF Holiday Home Leuschnerstrasse 47, Ludwigshafen
The 62-year-old Youssou N’Dour has one of those voices that, once heard, you never forget. Those who hadn’t already gotten to know him through the international hit “Shaking The Tree” recorded with Peter Gabriel in 1989, did so at the latest in 1994, when he sang a duet with Neneh Cherry, the daughter of free jazz pioneer Don Cherry and sister of Eagle-Eye Cherry, …

November 20 2022 from 20:00
SWR NEWJazz Meeting 2022 Micah Thomas
Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim
The curator of this year’s SWR NEWJazz Meeting is the American composer and pianist Micah Thomas. Micah Thomas was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1997. At the age of 2, he began playing songs on the piano by ear, and shortly thereafter took private piano lessons. Since his sophomore year in high school, Micah performed regularly with violinist Christian …

November 27 2022 from 20:00
Fityan Band – Magic of Maqam
Capitol Mannheim Waldhofstraße 2, Mannheim
How does intercultural music sound that exists beyond the categories of Orient and Occident? Massive jazz/rock groove aesthetics merge with the delicate sounds of quanun, oud, baglama, trumpet and nay. With Magic of Maqam, the Fityan Band creates a global band sound that expresses the diversity of Arabic, Turkish and Persian musical cultures. Magic of Maqam takes you on a …

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