The following artists have performed at Jazzfest Bonn in the past years:

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A Musical Walk Down the Path to Democracy

A Musical Walk Down the Path to Democracy

Ludwig van Beethoven fought throughout his life for a world in which “all men shall be brothers,” and many of his works are concerned with the struggle for values such as liberty, equality, and fraternity. As part of the celebrations for Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Jazzfest Bonn joins Bonn’s Haus der Geschichte for a dialogue between music and politics. An entertaining stroll with three stopping points where inside stories of historical events will be illuminated by music. The program will be in German. We will meet at 14:00 in the foyer of the Haus der Geschichte and then walk where the ...
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Aaron Goldberg Trio

Aaron Goldberg Trio

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | May 11, 2018) Aaron Goldberg is quite certain that “No performance will ever be like any other.” The American pianist – among the most sought-after on the international scene – feels a deep connection to tradition, but hopes to influence and develop this creative inheritance with his own personal style. DownBeat Magazine praised his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes.” This will be the first chance to experience him and his music in Bonn. Aaron Goldbergpiano
Matt Penmanbass
Leon Parkerdrums ...
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Andreas Schaerer & A Novel of Anomaly

Andreas Schaerer & A Novel of Anomaly

(Universität Bonn| April 28, 2018) In 2017, Andreas Schaerer unleashed a musical whirlwind with his band Hildegard Lernt Fliegen [Hildegard Learns To Fly]. Now this exceptional vocalist returns to Bonn with another one of his regular projects: A Novel of Anomaly. This quartet is “anomalous” in the best sense, because Schaerer, the catalyst of the group, shines here with the jazzy Bella vita spirit of the Italian Luciano Biondini and the rugged Nordic electronic sounds of the Finn Kalle Kalima. Pure sonic enjoyment for open ears. Andreas Schaerer voice
Luciano Biondiniaccordion
Kalle Kalimaguitar, electro
Lucas ...
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Antonio Sánchez & Migration

Antonio Sánchez & Migration

(Haus der Geschichte | 23.4.2016) Four-time Grammy winner Antonio Sánchez is one of the most accomplished drummers, bandleaders, and composers of his generation. Born in Mexico City, he moved to New York in 1999, where he discovered his true musical home. 2014 proved to be a landmark year for Sánchez: his ever-expanding musical vision was discovered by new audiences through his Golden Globe & BAFTA-nominated score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Academy Award-winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and through a globe-spanning 150-city tour with the Pat Metheny Unity Group, the latest iteration of a fifteen-year collaboration between the guitarist and ...
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Anke Helfrich Trio

Anke Helfrich Trio

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | 8.5.2015) Anke Helfrich plays in the first league of the European jazz piano, since hardly anyone combines musical finesse and sweeping joy of making music in such a colour-intensive and imaginative way. Currently the jazz pianist is working on a new album, which she is going to present at the Jazzfest. Over the past few years, Helfrich has intensively been studying the history of jazz, on the basis of which she is now looking for new ways; musical paths that manage without fixed corset and certainties. One of the best rhythm groups of the German scene will accompany ...
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Anke Engelke

Anke Engelke

After the energetic trip with Claus Fischer’s 5er-Debakel, surprise guest Anke Engelke gave the audience a chance to stretch their legs mentally in the form of two amusing anecdotes, before the journey continued with Rebekka Bakken ...
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Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra

Jung, spannend, einfach anders. Gegründet 2006, spielt diese außergewöhnliche und höchst virtuose Formation aus Berlin Kompositionen des Ensembleleiters und Saxophonisten Daniel Glatzel. „Seine Musik passt in keine Schublade, changiert zwischen Jazz und Neuer Musik mit kräftigen Griffen in die traditionelle Zitatenkiste, voll verblüffender, verrückter Wendungen und von erfrischender Ironie.“ (nmz) Daniel Glatzel – Komposition, Klarinetten, Saxophone
Oliver Roth – Flöten
Laure Mourot – Flöten
Sebastian Hägele – Fagott
Johannes Schleiermacher – Saxophone, Flöte
Ritsche Koch, Magnus Schriefl – Trompete
Maria Schneider –Vibraphon, Percussion
Jörg Hochapfel – Synthesizer Sampler, Klavier
Anna Viechtl – Harfe
Kalle Zeier – Gitarre
Matthias Pichler – ...
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Andreas Dombert/Chris Gall

Andreas Dombert/Chris Gall

Ein neuer Sound mit Flügel und Gitarre. Eine Liaison der beiden Akkord-Instrumente, voll lyrischer Momente, spannungsreicher Eruptionen und Raum für Improvisationen. Anleihen aus dem Independent-Rock, klassische Elemente und Minimal Musik verschmelzen mit modernem Jazz zu einem neuen Ganzen, in dem Melodien aus verschiedenen Rhythmusebenen erwachsen und wieder verschwinden. Andreas Dombert – Gitarre
Chris Gall – Flügel ...
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Bundesjazzorchester

Bundesjazzorchester

(Telekom Forum | 22.4.2016) BuJazzO is the official jazz youth orchestra of the Federal Republic of Germany. Outstanding young musicians between the ages of 17 and 24 join with renowned conductors and instructors to create an ensemble with the highest musical standards. Founded in 1988, BuJazzO is widely recognized as a training ground for tomorrow’s successful jazz musicians. For this year’s Jazzfest Bonn, they have prepared a program with exciting new examples of German Big Band jazz, including previously unheard material from prizewinning young composers and arrangers in the 2016 BuJazzO competition. Bundesjazzorchester Niels Klein – musical director ...
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Brad Mehldau Trio

Brad Mehldau Trio

(Opernhaus | May 22, 2017) Brad Mehldau succeeds in his music as few others have in breaking down established formal models, developing them further, and presenting them in a fresh and individual light. With his own compositions as well as sensitive interpretations of standards and pop classics, Mehldau and his trio have perfected the art of musical storytelling with unmistakable references to the music of the past. Brad Mehldau – piano
Larry Grenadier – bass
Jeff Ballard – drums ...
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Bossarenova Trio

Bossarenova Trio

(Volksbank-Haus | May 21, 2017) The Bossarenova Trio dares to build bridges between cultures. Their music unites classical European art song with the emotionally vibrant rhythms of South America. Paula Morelenbaum – vocals
Joo Kraus – trumpet, beatbox
Ralf Schmid – piano, electronics ...
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Bettye LaVette

Bettye LaVette

(Universität Bonn | 1.5.2016) She possesses one of the most expressive and emotional voices in Soul, and her current CD Worthy marks a new beginning for her. Two-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, jazz or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric. She makes her audience feel whatever she is singing about, often leaving grown men in tears. At ...
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BuJazzO

BuJazzO

Die besten Jungjazzer Deutschlands mit ausgezeichneten Nachwuchskompositionen. Spielfreude, Virtuosität, Improvisationskunst beweisen die Jungjazzer des Bundesjazzorchesters seit 25 Jahren. Sie präsentieren ein Programm mit brandaktuellem deutschen Bigband-Jazz. Zu hören sind u.a. die ausgezeichneten Ergebnisse des “BuJazzO-Kompositionswettbewerbs 2013” mit bisher ungehörtem Material junger Komponisten und Arrangeure. Die Leitung hat der vielfach ausgezeichnete Saxophonist, Komponist und Orchesterleiter Niels Klein. Besetzung – 5 Saxophone, 5 Trompeten, 5 Posaunen, 5 Sänger/Sängerinnen
Leitung – Niels Klein ...
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Christopher Dell Trio ­– DRA

Christopher Dell Trio ­– DRA

(Brotfabrik | May 19, 2017) Since 1998, the ensemble DRA has developed a unique form of contemporary music with a large element of improvisation. The trio is at home in Berlin and Cologne. Their third CD, 3rd Critique, takes the group’s musical explorations to a new level. Christopher Dell – vibraphone, composition
Christian Ramond – bass
Felix Astor – drums ...
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China Moses

China Moses

(Universität Bonn | May 13, 2017) China Moses, daughter of jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater, presents her newest program, Nightingtales. Witty, entertaining, and lively, China Moses creates a powerful mix of jazz, soul, and R&B. China Moses – vocals
Luigi Grasso – saxophone
Joe Armon – keyboard
Luke Wynter – bass
Marijus Aleksa – drums ...
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Caecilie Norby & Lars Danielsson

Caecilie Norby & Lars Danielsson

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | 5.5.2016) This duo constellation of two of the most respected musicians on today’s European jazz scene is the perfect setting for both of their musical personalities. They invite the listener into their intimate musical universe. Cæcilie and Lars composed most of the music themselves, creating a wide palette of personal soundscapes and moods that are delivered with a sense of melancholy, groove and humor that comes from the heart, and speaks directly to the heart. Cæcilie Norby – vocals
Lars Danielsson – bass, cello ...
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Christof Lauer Trio

Christof Lauer Trio

Schillerndes Saxophonspiel mit Tuba und Perkussion. Christof Lauer ist einer der schillerndsten und beeindruckendsten Jazzsaxophonisten Europas, der mit allen Stars der Jazzszene gespielt und Platten aufgenommen hat. Ein Power-Saxophonist, der schon als ganz junger Mann auffiel und fortan mit den Größen in Deutschland zusammen arbeitete, viel auch mit Joachim Kühn. Er kann mit Fug und Recht als der Nachfolger von John Coltrane bezeichnet werden. Sein Trio zeigt die starke Verbindung in die französische Jazzszene und ist nicht nur, aber auch durch seine Besetzung mit dem Virtuosen Michel Godard an der Tuba außergewöhnlich. Christof Lauer – Saxophon
Michel Godard – Tuba
Patrice Héral – Schlagzeug ...
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Chisholm/Genc/Oetz

Chisholm/Genc/Oetz

Laia Gencs’ inspirations of Bartók In the domain of chamber music, which Laia Genc has been dealing with for a long time, Bartóks compositions, which are rich in visionary tone colours, are among the most influential works of 20th century music. Inspired by this music that was so visionary in its time, she invites saxophonist Hayden Chisholm and bassist Joscha Oetz to join her as musical partners. Hayden Chisholm – saxophone Laia Genc – grand piano Joscha Oetz – double bass The evening takes place in cooperation with Beethoven-Haus Bonn, which celebrates two anniversaries this year: 125 years of the ...
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Django Bates

Django Bates

Django Bates is a fascinating jack-of-all-trades. He first became known as a multi-instrumentalist with idiosyncratic musical experiments that were fragmented and stylistically diverse but never inaccessible. As a soloist in Bonn, he will dive into an improvised adventure, exploring new creative territory along the way. Django Bates – piano Karten für das Doppelkonzert:
28 €, red. 19 € zzgl. VVK-Gebühren ...
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Dell/Lillinger/Westergaard & Peter Evans

Dell/Lillinger/Westergaard & Peter Evans

At the extreme cutting edge of improvised music, where the lines between technique, convention, and exploration disappear – this is where the trio Dell / Lillinger / Westergaard has always been at home. The three musical personalities have updated their Beethoven Variations for Jazzfest Bonn this year with the addition of US trumpet player Peter Evans, one of the most interesting figures on the current improvisation scene. The energy of his playing dissolves all boundaries. Christopher Dell – Vibraphon Jonas Westergaard – Bass Christian Lillinger – Schlagzeug Peter Evans – Trompete Karten für das Doppelkonzert: 30 €, red. 21 € ...
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Denis Gäbel Quartet

Denis Gäbel Quartet

This is jazz with no frills or gimmicks and no electronics. With his quartet, Denis Gäbel follows the compass of his own musical passions. Gäbel, a Westphalian tenor saxophone player who lives in Cologne, is the younger brother of German entertainer Tom Gäbel. Now 40 years old, Denis has long had a reputation as an artist deeply rooted in the history of his instrument, from Coleman Hawkins to Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson. Now he is writing another chapter in this history – that is what jazz is all about. Denis Gäbel – Saxophon Sebastian Sternal – Klavier Reuben Rogers ...
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Django Bates' Belovèd

Django Bates’ Belovèd

(Universität Bonn | April 29, 2018) All roads lead to Django Bates. This pianist has been called “The Monty Python of Jazz.” In 1997, he won the Jazzpar Prize (the so-called Nobel Prize of jazz) as well as the Prix Bobby Jaspar as “Best European Jazz Musician.” His music is full of virtuosity and creativity, and Bates is an exceptional pianist. Belovèd will be a spectacular kaleidoscope of rhythm and entertainment. Django Batespiano
Petter Eldhbass
Peter Bruundrums ...
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Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach

Dave Liebman & Richie Beirach

(Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 6.5.2016) Over the nearly fifty years of their relationship, Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach have carved out a place in jazz history through their collaborations in several distinct settings: as a duo, in the iconic fusion group of the 1970s, Lookout Farm, and with the critically acclaimed quartet Quest in the 1980s. Their musical telepathy is documented on several dozen recordings. Their history is part of jazz folklore, beginning with their mutual apprenticeships (most notably Liebman with Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, and Beirach with Stan Getz and Chet Baker). The two were also leaders of Free Life ...
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Dauner & Dauner

Dauner & Dauner

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | 5.5.2016) Wolfgang Dauner, a constant presence on the international jazz scene since the 1960s, performs together with his son, the award-winning drummer Flo Dauner, who has played for many years with groups like “Die fantastischen Vier”. Father and son complement each other perfectly in spite of their different musical personalities and experiences. Even at the age of 80, Wolfgang Dauner is as versatile and excitingly creative as ever. His masterful technique creates worlds of color and feeling that are enhanced by Flo’s surprisingly sensitive musicality. Wolfgang Dauner – piano Flo Dauner – drums ...
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David Friedman & Michael Schiefel

David Friedman & Michael Schiefel

(Volksbank-Haus | 10.5.2015) Michael Schiefel, who was born in Münster, is an exceptionally gifted solo performer. In the 1990s, Schiefel began vocal experiments with the expressive options of loop machines and other electronics. At the Jazzfest Bonn, he will perform together with the vibraphonist David Friedman: The Berlin jazz legend from the US is more than only a virtuoso on the percussion instrument similar to a clavier. Every sound of Friedman tells a story. From a programmatic point of view, the duo concerts of Schiefel and Friedman are unpredictable: there will be standard jazz pieces, free improvisations and compositions of ...
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Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

Beautiful Life! The beauty of life in her new album She sings, because singing is her life. The great Dianne Reeves has never stopped communicating with her band and her audience. She has never ceased to experience every concert anew, always crossing new paths and at the same time remaining on her very own. What does matter to her really? “Consciousness, maintenance, joy, seek love every day”. (Interview at the 2013 Berks Jazz Fest). At the Post Tower, she will present her latest album, `Beautiful Life´.
Dianne Reeves – vocals Peter Martin – grand piano Romero Lubambo – guitar Reginald ...
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Dominik Wania Trio

Dominik Wania Trio

Miroirs – Spiegelreflektionen von Maurice Ravel in einer zeitgenössischen Zauberwelt. Grenzenlos virtuos und spielfreudig präsentieren die drei polnischen Musiker ihre neue CD als Weltpremiere in Bonn. Dominik Wania – Flügel
Max Mucha – Bass
Dawid Fortuna Schlagzeug ...
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EOS Kammerorchester Köln & Niels Klein Trio

EOS Kammerorchester Köln & Niels Klein Trio

The EOS Chamber Orchestra Cologne is different – and that is what makes it so exciting. Founded 12 years ago by conductor Susanne Blumenthal, the group strives to present music that continually astonishes, with progressive concepts beyond the bounds of traditional concert programming. In Niels Klein’s three-part composition Exploring Objects and Shapes, written for his trio and the EOS Kammerorchester Köln, the instruments are liberated from their conventional roles and hierarchies.   EOS Kammerorchester Köln Susanne Blumenthal – conductor Niels Klein – saxophone Matthias Akeo Nowak – bass Fabian Arends – drums Tickets for the double concert of  EOS Kammerorchester ...
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Eric Schaefer – Kyoto mon Amour

Eric Schaefer – Kyoto mon Amour

(Bundeskunsthalle | May 18, 2019) Eric Schaefer is a musician whose creative spirit can always be trusted. His vital and intelligent music is constantly surprising. Schaefer spent three months in the old Japanese imperial city of Kyoto in 2012. The result is a musical bridge between Japan and the West, with nostalgic Koto melodies alongside sparkling and energetic improvisations. Eric Schaefer – drums
Kazutoki Umezu – clarinet
Naoko Kikuchi – koto
John Eckhardt – bass ...
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Ed Motta

Ed Motta

(Telekom Forum | 27.4.2018) Ed Motta’s music is a perfect mixture of black jazz and soul. With his powerful baritone voice, his fabulous Rhodes and piano playing, and his seriously funky band, his recordings are irresistible, and the effect is even more powerful in live performance. This Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and entertainer has had a number of radio hits. At Jazzfest Bonn, he will present material from his new album, which will be released in the spring of 2018. Ed MottaFender Rhodes, vocals
Matti Kleinpiano, keyboard
Arto Mäkeläguitar
Laurent Salzarde-bass
Yoràn Vroom ...
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Eyolf Dale Quintet

Eyolf Dale Quintet

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | May 10, 2018) Eyolf Dale will beguile you. This pianist, arranger, and improviser from Oslo is an important figure in the Norwegian jazz scene. He creates broad melodic and harmonic landscapes with uncommonly lyrical and moving piano music that offers limitless listening enjoyment. Eyolf Dalepiano
Atle Nymosaxophone, clarinet
Adrian Løseth Waadevioline
Per Zanussibass
Andreas Byedrums ...
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Ellen Andrea Wang Trio

Ellen Andrea Wang Trio

(Bundeskunsthalle | May 27, 2017) This 28-year-old musician from Oslo is an unusual artist: she plays acoustical bass and sings with a clear and powerful voice. Her singing conveys an enormously positive and infectious energy, full of the spirit of jazz and enthusiastically supported by the musicians of her trio. Ellen Andrea Wang –  vocals, doublebass, composer
Jon Balke – piano, keyboards
Erland Dahlen – drums ...
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Enrico Rava meets Gianluca Petrella and Giovanni Guidi

Enrico Rava meets Gianluca Petrella and Giovanni Guidi

(Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 14.5.2015) Miles Davis and Chet Baker were the musical idols of Enrico Rava. Today the Italian trumpeter is among their worthy successors. “What counts for me is the sound, the sense for tunes, the beauty of musical topics,” says Rava.  Indeed, the now 71-year-old musician is not easy to define in terms of style: his repertoire includes fiery and lyrical lines, but also romantic sentiments – he mostly achieves this simply through the style of his phrasing. At the Jazzfest Bonn, Rava will perform with his former student Giovanni Guidi in a duo. Rava says about him: ...
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Efrat Alony Trio

Efrat Alony Trio

(Haus der Geschichte | 12.5.2015) To singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader Efrat Alony, all categories are by far too small: Alony set herself apart from other artists by crossing boundaries and walking the tightrope. “I love challenges” she declares, “to learn from them and to reach my limits. Because limits are not rigid and solid, but moveable.” With her new project, she fathoms the deepest depths of her voice; everything in the music seems to be in movement. In a trio with her two accompanying musicians Oliver Leicht (clarinet) and Frank Wingold (guitar) she opens up new experimental dimensions with ...
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Edmar Castaneda

Edmar Castaneda

So hat man Harfe noch nicht gehört … Er spielt die Harfe virtuos und so jazzig, dass man seinen Ohren kaum traut. Der Kolumbianer Edmar Castaneda hat bisher vor allem in New York für Furore gesorgt: „Edmar hat ein enormes Talent! Er besitzt die Vielseitigkeit und das bezaubernde Charisma eines Musikers, der die Harfe aus ihrem Schattendasein befreite, um somit einer der originellsten Musiker des Big Apple zu werden.“ (Paquito D’Rivera) Edmar Castaneda – Harfe ...
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Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias

Geniale Leichtfüßigkeit mit brasilianischen Wurzeln. Eliane Elias ist eine absolute Ausnahmemusikerin, die schon mit 15 Jahren an einer renommierten Musikschule in Sao Paulo, Brasilien, Jazzklavier unterrichtete und fortan mit den ganz großen Musikern Südamerikas und den USA auf Tour war. Ihre Stimme ist sinnlich, ihre Klaviermusik brillant. Eliane Elias vereint brasilianisches Lebensgefühl mit dem Jazz der US-amerikanischen Ostküste begleitet von dem Weltklassebassisten Marc Johnson und Steve Cardens an der Gitarre. Eliane Elias – Flügel, Gesang
Marc Johnson – Bass
Steve Cardenas – E-Gitarre ...
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Expressway Sketches

Expressway Sketches

Kreatives „Metropolenflair“ von Jungjazzern aus Berlin und Köln. Der Name ist Programm. Der gemeinsame Moment zählt. Die „Sketches“ entstehen auf dem Schnellweg, in nur 10 Minuten entwickeln die drei jungen Kreativen ihre einzelnen Werke. Was nicht fertig wurde, dient als Grundlage für das nächste Werk. So geben sie sich den Rahmen, um sich instinktiv auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren, um alle Redundanzen zu vermeiden. Das Ergebnis ist ein moderner, zeitgenössischer Sound, lustvoll präsentiert, mit Freude am Experiment und am Spiel. Benjamin Schaefer – Flügel
Max Andrzejewski – Schlagzeug
Tobias Hoffmann  Gitarre ...
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Frank Dupree Trio – Preludes

Frank Dupree Trio – Preludes

Frank Dupree is a musical Wunderkind. First trained as a jazz drummer, he was increasingly drawn to the classical piano repertoire in his youth. He loves to explore the music of the 20th and 21st centuries and discover connections between the works of contemporary and historical composers. With his jazz trio, he will present unique arrangements of classical and jazz music, including Beethoven’s great Op. 111 from his final years and two Preludes. Frank Dupree – piano Mini Schulz – bass Meinhard „Obi“ Jenne – drums Tickets for the double concert: 28 €, red. 19 € plus pre-selling fees ...
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Florian Weber Quartett

Florian Weber Quartett

(Telekom-Forum| May 25, 2019) Where are things happening in jazz today? In Europe? In the USA? The pianist and composer Florian Weber integrates the best of both worlds. He is one of the most promising talents in the European jazz scene, and his music, highly sophisticated but open to individual creativity, is admired by jazz players on the other side of the Atlantic. It is no wonder, then, that three of these musicians decided to join the project Lucent Waters. Florian Weber – piano
Ralph Alessi – trumpet
Linda May Han Oh – bass
Nasheet Waits – drums ...
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fatsO

fatsO

(Universität Bonn | 30.4.2016) fatsO was founded by the multi-talented Colombian artist Daniel Restrepo. He composes and arranges the music, plays double bass, and sings with a grating voice that can melt hearts. The sound of this band from Bogota is a fresh and convincing mix of jazz, blues, soul, rock, and South American folk music. In 2013, the band made their live debut at Bogota’s Jazz in the Park festival, and first played in Europe at Jazzahead 2015. The band’s first album, previously available only in South America, was released worldwide by Jazzhaus Records in late March, 2016. Come ...
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Franco Ambrosetti Sextet featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Greg Osby, Buster Williams

Franco Ambrosetti Sextet featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Greg Osby, Buster Williams

(Bundeskunsthalle | 15.5.2015) For his newest project, the Swiss trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti has surrounded himself with a whole group of great jazz virtuosos, including the legendary musicians Greg Osby (alto saxophone), Buster Williams (bass) and Terry Lyne Carrington (drums). The title of their jointly recorded CD is ‘After the Rain’. The pieces that the sextet is going to present here are mostly compositions by the Swiss Ambrosetti, but the natural, spontaneous and fresh sound gives you an idea of the influence from the young John Coltrane. It is the style in which the deepest emotions are expressed in music and ...
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Frederik Köster - Die Verwandlung

Frederik Köster – Die Verwandlung

(Bundeskunsthalle | 13.5.2015) New band, new sound, new philosophy: for his new album, trumpeter Frederik Köster indeed seems to have ‘transformed’ himself to a degree. Kafka’s novel named ‘The Metamorphosis’ or ‘The Transformation’ has inspired the musician from Cologne for this project. However, the music also contains literary references to Allen Ginsberg and Haruki Murakami. Even more so, this realignment of Köster seems to be of a structural and tonal nature: he has found a new clarity of expression for himself. Playful moments dominate this music, as if the quartet wanted to interfuse each other repeatedly anew and not allow ...
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Florian Weber – Biosphere

Florian Weber – Biosphere

Virtuos, melodiös und „so frisch, wie der Apfel direkt vom Baum gepflückt“… … so beschreibt Florian Weber seine Musik zusammen mit Dan Weiss am Schlagzeug und Lionel Loueke an der Gitarre, mit denen ihn eine Art Seelenverwandtschaft verbindet. Alle drei Musiker sind erfüllt von der Begegnung, in der sie Florian Webers Kompositionen spielen und doch ganz sie selbst sein können. Ein dichtes, intensives Zusammenspiel voller kreativer Einfälle und Interaktion. Florian Weber – Flügel
Lionel Loueke – Gitarre
Dan Weiss – Schlagzeug ...
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Girls in Airports

Girls in Airports

(Universität Bonn | 1.5.2016) If international music critics were asked to name their favorite group, a very large number would choose Girls in Airports. Girls in Airports is very much a collective endeavor. The stories told in the group’s music, which is informed by as many musical influences as there are band members, are varied and colorful and unique. Ranging from euphoria to melancholy, Girls in Airports’ music has an intensely emotional and very personal effect on both the band and the listeners. The soundscapes have an atmospheric ambience, with the counterpoint of percussion and the two sax voices creating ...
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Gunnar Plümer und Matthias Nadolny

Gunnar Plümer und Matthias Nadolny

Seelenverwandte, deren Wege sich kreuzten. Sie wollten nur tolle Mikros ausprobieren. Ein Freund hatte diese für sein neues Studio gekauft und bat Gunnar Plümer und Matthias Nadolny, doch einfach nur mal zu spielen, damit er sie testen könne. Daraus entstand eine wunderbare Allianz, die in einer viel gefeierten CD mündete. Beide Musiker sind Ausnahmetalente, die Zeit ihres Lebens an ihrer Musik feilen. Matthias Nadolny ist einer der wenigen Saxophonisten, die das Instrument völlig ausreizen können, es mit hoher Musikalität und Kreativität völlig ausschöpfen. Gunnar Plümer ist seit Jahrzehnten gefragter Bassist in der deutschen Jazzszene.

Gunnar Plümer – 
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Geri Allen

Geri Allen

Grand River Crossings – eine Jazzhommage an große Werke der Popgeschichte. Geri Allen improvisiert genauso raumgreifend wie dicht, sie verlängert und verkürzt die Töne, swingt, klingt fröhlich oder spielt sehr perkussiv. Aus den berühmten Vorlagen von Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder oder Marvin Gaye formt sie eigene Werke, erzählt von der Musik, der sie auf ihrem Weg begegnet ist. Geri Allen – Flügel ...
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Helge Lien & Knut Hem

Helge Lien & Knut Hem

(Beethoven-Haus| May 30, 2019) “Cinematic Americana” is a perfect description of Helge Lien und Knut Hem’s music, in which the bitter cold of rural Norway meets the sunny freedom of the American open road, and the melancholy mood of the fjords is joined by the endless loneliness of the canyons. As one of the world’s leading specialists on the Weissenborn slide guitar, Hem coaxes colorful nuances from the instrument, while Lien’s intricate piano playing provides a perfect counterpart. In this music, two musical minds think as one. Helge Lien – piano
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Hildegard Lernt Fliegen

Hildegard Lernt Fliegen

(Haus der Geschichte | May 20, 2017) Hildegard Lernt Fliegen: this Swiss band’s concerts are a full-throttle theatrical attack on musical preconceptions, animated by the exuberant imagination of bandleader Andreas Schaerer. With their third album, the members of the band hope to encourage listeners to become aware of outdated listening habits and move beyond them. Andreas Schaerer – voice
Andreas Tschopp – trumbone, tuba
Benedikt Reising – baritone/alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Christoph Steiner – drums, percussion, marimba
Marco Müller – double bass
Matthias Wenger – alto/soprano saxophone ...
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Heiner Schmitz ­– Organic Underground

Heiner Schmitz ­– Organic Underground

(Brotfabrik | May 19, 2017) The composer and saxophone player Heiner Schmitz founded the Organic Underground project in 2016, and his pieces for the group are written for both the head and the heart – as well as for dancing feet! This promises to be an evening full of energy, memorable melodies, and astute improvisations. Heiner Schmitz – saxophone, composition
Ludwig Nuss – trombone
John Hondorp – hammond B3
Martin Feske – guitar
Ralf Gessler – drums ...
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Hanno Busch Trio

Hanno Busch Trio

(Brotfabrik | 11.5.2015) ‘Absent’ is the title of the Hanno Busch Trio’s debut album: ‘absent’ understood as a pleasant feeling, momentarily not being available for the rest of the world. It is exactly this feeling that Hanno Busch wants to convey to his audience, “that they completely lose themselves in the music for the time of the concert and that they thus are ‘absent’ to everything else out there.” Indeed, the album is dominant from a musical point of view: the three very different character musicians’ music pampers people with its great melodic catchiness and fine playfulness, but it also ...
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Iiro Rantala Solo

Iiro Rantala Solo

“Jazz was invented in Germany.” – Iiro Rantala made waves in the German press a few years ago with this coy declaration. The Finnish pianist is known not only for a combination of humor, intelligence, and virtuoso technique, but also for his idiosyncratic opinions about music history. A wide-ranging and (seriously) irreverent musical conversation. Iiro Rantala – piano Tickets for the double concert: 28 €, red. 19 € plus pre-selling fees ...
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Iiro Rantala & Galatea Quartett

Iiro Rantala & Galatea Quartett

Iiro Rantala has worked for a number of years with the Galatea Quartet – a classical string quartet from Switzerland – on projects such as Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. In Bonn, the pianist and these four string players will once again expand the realm of classical music with new arrangements by the composer Iiro Rantala. Iiro Rantala – piano   Yuka Tsuboi – Violine Sarah Kilchenmann – Violine Hugo Bollschweiler – Viola Julien Kilchenmann – Cello Karten für das Doppelkonzert: 28 €, red. 19 € zzgl. VVK-Gebühren ...
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Inga Lühning & André Nendza

Inga Lühning & André Nendza

(Brotfabrik| May 3, 2018) Jazz-pop singer Inga Lühning and bass player-composer André Nendza explore a broad spectrum of musical styles from
Degenhardt to Michael Jackson. They perform their own material as well as cover versions of other artists – sometimes
pure and simple with only voice and bass, sometimes strikingly complex with loops, electric bass, electronic effects, and
a bass slit dr
um. Captivating sound spaces for the heart. Inga Lühningvocals
André Nendzabass, slit drum ...
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Incognito

Incognito

(Telekom Forum | 27.4.2018) Captivating club music with a nice, fat sound: guitarist-composer Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick realizes this dream with his band Incognito. For more than 30 years, this multi-cultural collective has produced complex yet danceable music and been a trendsetter in the acid jazz movement. The group is one of the world’s best-known large disco funk bands. In Search of Better Days is their 17th studio album. Superb arrangements, infectious energy, and powerful soul vocals and horns will inevitably bring you into a dancing mood. Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick (leader/gtr)
Joy Rose (vo)
Imaani (vo)
Mo Brandis (vo)
Matt Cooper ...
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JazzBeet – An International Jazz Competition in Bonn

JazzBeet – An International Jazz Competition in Bonn

JazzBeet – An International Jazz Competition in Bonn Ludwig van Beethoven’s courage, curiosity, and musicality were the inspirations for the international jazz competition called JazzBeet, where innovative young artists from around the world can experiment and become part of a global musical network. Encouragement and promotion are tremendously important for young musicians just beginning their careers. For this reason, Jazzfest Bonn initiated JazzBeet, an international competition made possible through the support of BTHVN2020 and Deutsche Post DHL Group. From 26 to 30 May 2020, six finalists will be invited to Beethoven‘s birthplace to compose and perform in the style of ...
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JazzBeet - final concert

JazzBeet – final concert

The final concert of Jazzfest Bonn 2020 will feature the winning band from the first international JazzBeet competition. This band, chosen from a large and diverse group of competitors from around the world, will present a program including a new composition of their own based on a work by Beethoven and reflecting the great composer’s revolutionary attitudes ...
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Jan Garbarek Group

Jan Garbarek Group

In spite of all his musical journeys of exploration, saxophonist Jan Garbarek has always valued consistency, reliability and trust. His performances with the Jan Garbarek Group, whose core members have been together since the studio recordings for the album Legend Of The Seven Dreams in May 1988, have always been a musical celebration, as relaxed and enthusiastic as a village festival and as concentrated and focused as Garbarek himself. Jan Garbarek – saxophone Rainer Brüninghaus – piano Yuri Daniel – bass Trilok Gurtu – drums Tickets for the concert:
Kategorie A: 45 €, red. 31 €
Kategorie B: 38 €, ...
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Jazzanova

Jazzanova

Jazzanova is a collective of Berlin DJs and producers. The group first became known in the late 1990s with a fusion of jazz elements and electronic sounds taken from the club scene. Their music ranges from clouds of swirling, melancholy synthesizer sounds to up-tempo grooves from soul and funk. Jazzanova is now and has always been in a permanent state of evolution, never tied to a particular sound, scene, technique, or format. The only constant is the impulse to dance. Paul Randolph – Gesang David Lemaitre – Gitarre, Gesang Stefan Ulrich – Posaune Paul Kleber – Bass Sebastian Borkowski – ...
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Jazzrausch Bigband

Jazzrausch Bigband

(Oper | May 24, 2019) This band will bring you to your feet! JRBB is a professional ensemble from Munich that moves between the worlds of techno and big band. As the world’s first and only resident big band of a techno club (Harry Klein in Munich), they have an unrivalled ability to mix creative experimentation with the high standards of urban nightlife. Pure musical ecstasy, guaranteed to make you want to dance! Frederik Mademann – saxophone
Raphael Huber – saxophone
Moritz Stahl – saxophone
Florian Leuschner –  saxophone, clarinet
Angela Avetisyan – trumpet
Julius Braun – trumpet
Jutta Keeß ...
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Jacky Terrasson Trio

Jacky Terrasson Trio

Jacques-Laurent (“Jacky”) Terrasson is a musician at the height of his powers. Born in Berlin in 1965, this French-American pianist is a virtuoso performer with an irresistibly rich and varied sound. His latest album, 53, is entirely devoted to his own compositions. An independent and confident artist, Jacky Terrasson and his trio discover entirely new musical realms. Jacky Terrasson – Klavier Sylvain Romano – Bass Lukmil Perez – Schlagzeug Karten für das Doppelkonzert:
30 €, red. 21 € zzgl. VVK-Gebühren ...
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Jason Moran

Jason Moran

(Beethoven-Haus| May 30, 2019) Jason Moran began to play the piano at the age of six, but he gradually lost interest in the instrument until he heard jazz legend Thelonius Monk. Monk is still Moran’s musical role model – he not only reawakened Moran’s love of the piano, but also gave him the courage to innovate and question received ways of thinking. Jason Moran’s music is wonderfully touching. In it, an awareness of tradition and the urge for something new combined with sounds from the melting pot of New York. Jason Moran – piano
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Julia Hülsmann Oktett

Julia Hülsmann Oktett

(Universität | May 26, 2019) An octet is an unusual formation in jazz circles, but it is the perfect vehicle for the delicate sound painting of pianist Julia Hülsmann. When three voices and two different trios come together, the result is mesmerizing. This international group of artists displays the passion with which Julia Hülsmann’s music grows out of the human voice. This is music of sublime depth and breadth, as well as great intelligence. Julia Hülsmann – piano
Live Maria Roggen – vocals
Aline Frazão – vocals
Michael Schiefel – vocals
Susanne Paul – cello
Héloïse Lefebvre – violin
Eva ...
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JO

JO

(Brotfabrik| May 21, 2019) “Do what you like!” is the motto of this young band. Drummer Jo Beyer from Cologne invited three of his favorite musicians to join him in this quartet that performs both complex but approachable compositions which are fun to listen to. Energetic contemporary jazz with lots of room for future developments. Jo Beyer – drums
Roman Babik – piano
Sven Decker – saxophone
Andreas Wahl – guitar ...
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Jean-Paul Bourelly Trio

Jean-Paul Bourelly Trio

(Brotfabrik| May 21, 2019) Shifting tirelessly between tradition, mainstream, avant-garde, and rock, Jean-Paul Bourelly is one of the best-kept secrets in the pantheon of guitar masters, known for his work with Miles Davis and Cassandra Wilson. Kiss The Sky, the current project of this American musician with Haitian roots, is devoted to the music of his idol Jimi Hendrix. Bourelly will be joined in Bonn by drummer Kenny Martin and Daryl Taylor on the bass. Jean-Paul Bourelly – guitar, vocals
Daryl Taylor – bass, vocals
Kenny Martin – drums, vocals ...
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Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry

Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry

(Bundeskunsthalle | May 18, 2019) Grammy winner Joe Lovano and two of his oldest musical friends will perform in Bonn for the first time. This titan of the tenor saxophone will play new compositions that he describes as “some of my most intimate” and “very personal”. Joe Lovano – saxophone
Marilyn Crispell – piano
Carmen Castaldi – drums ...
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John Scofield’s „Country For Old Men"

John Scofield’s „Country For Old Men”

(Opernhaus | May 7, 2018) Grammy winner John Scofield has never made a secret of his roots in country and folk music. Now the guitar virtuoso is finally expressing this side of his musical personality. With a strong focus on melody and a humorous touch, country sounds meet the finest modern jazz. John Scofieldguitar
Gerald Claytonkeys
Vicente Archerbass
Bill Stewartdrums ...
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Julia Biel

Julia Biel

(Haus der Geschichte | May 5, 2018) She sounds like a perfect mixture of Billie Holiday, Björk, and Amy Winehouse. Julia Biel’s voice is movingly tender yet also striking, vulnerable, and raw. With her poetic and lyrical music, this multi-talented young artist from London is one of the festival’s big discoveries. With her new program, Biel takes a melodic look at contemporary life and love. Julia Bielvocals, piano, guitar
Rob Updegraffguitar
Idris Rahmanbass
Ayo Salawudrums ...
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Julia Hülsmann & Christopher Dell

Julia Hülsmann & Christopher Dell

(Beethoven-Haus | May 3, 2018) Although both of these artists live in Berlin and have influenced the German jazz scene for decades, this is the first time they have worked together. Julia Hülsmann is well known to Bonn audiences; Christopher Dell first appeared here in 2017 with an impressive presentation of his rhythmical and flowing improvisational skills. A rare summit meeting: treat yourself to the artistry of two percussion instruments played by two of the most experienced architects of creative jazz, whose music is structured yet harmonically and melodically expressive. Julia Hülsmannpiano
Christopher Dellvibraphone ...
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Julia Kadel

Julia Kadel

(Volksbank-Haus | May 21, 2017) Highly praised by German and international critics, this exciting young pianist will play a solo program in Bonn. The dynamic groove of her modern jazz improvisations combines impulsivity with virtuosity, abstract compositional imagination, and boisterous enthusiasm. Beautiful music, intelligently presented. Julia Kadel – piano ...
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John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet

(Post Tower | May 18, 2017) A breakthrough artist on his instrument, John Patitucci is one of the most influential jazz bass players of our time. With his electric bass in Bonn, Patitucci – accompanied by two virtuoso guitarists and a drummer – will travel back to the Brooklyn of his childhood, the place where he first became acquainted with rock, pop, funk, and blues. John Patitucci – electric bass
Adam Rogers – guitar
Steve Cardenas – guitar
Nate Smith – drums ...
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Jasmin Tabatabai & David Klein Quartett

Jasmin Tabatabai & David Klein Quartett

(Telekom Forum | May 12, 2017) This famous German actress and singer offers a look into her soul with her album Was sagt man zu den Menschen wenn man traurig ist? [What Do You Say to People When You Are Sad?] Her program features witty yet beautifully intimate songs, accompanied by a superb jazz quartet featuring Swiss saxophonist David Klein. Jasmin Tabatabai – vocals
David Klein – saxophone
Olaf Polziehn – piano
Davide Petrocca – bass
Peter Gall – drums ...
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Jazzkantine

Jazzkantine

(Telekom Forum | May 12, 2017) Funky, laid-back, relaxed, and cool: Jazzkantine offers up party music combining jazz, soul, and German rap. In Bonn, this band from Braunschweig will present their program Old’s Cool that recalls the music of the 1990s. Cappuccino aka Captain Cappu – rap
Tachion aka T-Rex – rap
Christian Eitner aka Grandmaster Chriz – bass
Tom Bennecke aka aTOMic Bee – guitar
Andy Lindner aka AL Funky – drums
Christian Winninghoff aka Win C Jones – trumpet
Heiner Schmitz aka Smith The Cat – saxophone
Stephan Grawe aka Chief Steve – keyboard
Air-Knee aka Cutmaster Knee ...
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Jean-Louis Matinier & Michael Riessler

Jean-Louis Matinier & Michael Riessler

(Volksbank-Haus | 24.4.2016) Two versatile and adventurous virtuosos share the stage. For the past two years, the Parisian accordion master Jean-Louis Matinier and Michael Riessler have worked together on numerous occasions. Their program moves between jazz, classical, avant-garde, and progressive folk music. Jean-Louis Matinier – accordion Michael Riessler – clarinet ...
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Jacob Karlzon - ONE

Jacob Karlzon – ONE

(Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 6.5.2016) The Swedish piano virtuoso Jacob Karlzon improvises using Swedish folk songs and his own compositions, as well as the music of Ravel, Tears for Fears, and U2, to explore the full range of the piano’s possibilities: from quiet and fragile passages to outbursts of powerful sound. “When you are alone on the stage, the interaction with the audience determines what kind of energy the evening will have,” he says. With ONE, Jacob Karlzon is undertaking a completely solo tour for the first time – just a piano, the audience, and the artist himself in a sizzling ménage ...
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Julia Zipprick & Band

Julia Zipprick & Band

(Volksbank-Haus | 24.4.2016) Direct and honest, serious and even melancholic, yet always with a knowing wink and an unerring sense for just the right amount of humor: this is Julia Zipprick’s musical universe. With subtle melodies and driving, distinctive rhythms, this Cologne artist presents a captivating musical autobiography with music from her debut album, by my side. Julia Zipprick – vocals Annette Maye – clarinet Matthias Strucken – vibraphon, glockenspiel Jochen Schaal – bass Leif Battermann – drums ...
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Julia Kadel Trio

Julia Kadel Trio

(Beethoven-Haus Bonn | 14.5.2015) A catchy, very mature trio sound: their debut album ‘Im Vertrauen’ (Confidentially) turned the Julia Kadel Trio into an insider’s tip in the German jazz scene. The three young German musicians Kadel, Enkelmann and Roth took the liberty to interpret the rich pool of traditions from classical music, via jazz, to pop in their own way and to re-interpret it with abstractive composition skill, sweeping naturalism and overwhelming zest for life. In doing so they do not follow historical examples, but self-confidently create new paths. They create an emotional music, which exquisitely balances melodies and grooves, ...
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Jasper van't Hof and Tony Lakatos

Jasper van’t Hof and Tony Lakatos

In der Welt zu Hause, Leben nur für die Musik. Mit Jasper van’t Hof und Tony Lakatos treffen sich zwei Überflieger, die seit Jahrzehnten in der Welt unterwegs sind und mit unzähligen Musikern und Einflüssen zusammen trafen. Dabei haben beide ihre musikalischen Wurzeln immer gesucht oder nie verlassen, der Holländer Jasper van’t Hof hat seine Wahlverwandtschaften in Afrika gefunden, Tony Lakatos ist nach wie vor seiner großen Musikerfamilie sehr verbunden. Zwei leidenschaftliche Musiker, große Geschichtenerzähler, mit bewegten Lebensläufen. Jasper van’t Hof – Flügel
Tony Lakatos 
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Julia Hülsmann Quartett feat. Theo Bleckmann

Julia Hülsmann Quartett feat. Theo Bleckmann

„The unsung Kurt Weill“ – eine spannende Neuentdeckung. Die „Lyrikerin des deutschen Jazz“ (DIE ZEIT) Julia Hülsmann liebt die Auseinandersetzung mit Worten und ihre Verstärkung durch die Musik. Ihre Arrangements verleihen Kurt Weills Liedern eine neue Eigensinnigkeit, gesungen von dem „magischen“ Theo Bleckmann. Julia Hülsmann – Flügel
Tom Arthurs – Trompete, Flügelhorn
Marc Müllbauer – Bass
Heinrich Köbberling – Schlagzeug
Theo Bleckmann – Gesang ...
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Klaus Doldinger’s Passport

Klaus Doldinger’s Passport

Millions of people know Klaus Doldinger’s music, even if they are not familiar with his name. Many of his more than 2,000 compositions have made history, such as his music for Wolfgang Petersen’s film Das Boot and the theme song for the Tatort television series. Passport is a project close to his heart: breathtaking solos, a funky Hammond organ sound, and Doldinger’s energetic saxophone melodies make Passport a unique presence in the international jazz world. Klaus Doldinger – Musical Director, saxophone Ernst Ströer – percussion Biboul Darouiche – percussion Christian Lettner – drums Michael Hornek – keyboard Martin Scales – ...
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Kinga Głyk

Kinga Głyk

Tears in Heaven was her breakthrough moment. When Kinga Głyk posted a video of herself playing Eric Clapton’s ballad on electric bass, jazz fans everywhere went wild. Viewers of the simply produced clip had the feeling they were witnessing the birth of a star. Four years later, Kinga Głyk has continued to mature musically: with her current trio, she uses her virtuoso technique to create intelligent, funky grooves and to celebrate the joy of making music with others. Kinga Głyk – bass Paweł Tomaszewski – keyboards Arek Grygo– keyboards
Yoran Vroom – drums Tickets for the double concert of ...
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Kyle Eastwood Quintet

Kyle Eastwood Quintet

(Post Tower | May 28, 2019) He is a gifted bass player and an accomplished composer – and, yes, he’s also Clint Eastwood’s son. Kyle Eastwood is the musical composer for many of his father’s films and as a bandleader has released nine albums with his own compositions. His music combines jazz with influences from pop, rock, and funk. His current program, In Transit, interprets timeless classics with melodic elegance and tight grooves. Kyle Eastwood – bass
Brandon Allen – saxophone
Quentin Collins – trumpet
Andrew McCormack – piano
Chris Higginbottom – drums ...
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Kurt Rosenwinkel – Bandit 65

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Bandit 65

(Haus der Geschichte | May 20, 2017) Bandit 65 is a trio of breathtaking virtuosity, great power, boundless breadth, and astounding beauty. Kurt Rosenwinkel explores the intersection of guitars, rhythms, electronics, soundscapes, free improvisation, and telepathic interplay. Fascinating! Kurt Rosenwinkel – guitar, electronics
Tim Motzer – guitar, electronics
Gintas Janusonis – drums, percussion ...
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KOKOTOB

KOKOTOB

Man konnte den Klang förmlich sehen. Die Töne von Taiko Saitos Hölzern und Stäben verschmolz mit dem Flügelspiel von Niko Meinhold ebenso wie mit dem festlich erleuchteten Kirchenraum. Ein virtuoses Spiel, das die Zuhörer und den hohen Raum mit Leichtigkeit (er)füllte. Taiko Saito – Marimba, Vibraphon 
Niko Meinhold – Flügel 
Tobias Schirmer – Klarinette, Bassklarinette ...
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Laura Jurd DINOSAUR

Laura Jurd DINOSAUR

Laura Jurd is a trumpet player, improviser, composer, and bandleader who has been called a Rising Star by the British Jazz Awards. She writes the compositions for the DINOSAUR quartet, and together with the group has developed a tightly woven and highly dynamic improvisational music with links to many stylistic directions: contemporary jazz, Indian intonation, rocking grooves, and classical equilibrium. The quality and sensitivity of the ensemble playing is impressive: come to Bonn and catch a rising star! Laura Jurd – Trompete Elliot Galvin – Klavier Conor Chaplin – Bass Corrie Dick – Schlagzeug Karten für das Doppelkonzert:
25 €, ...
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Lisa Wulff Quartett

Lisa Wulff Quartett

(Opernhaus | May 17, 2019) The Lisa Wulff Quartet is one of the most promising groups of the newer jazz generation. Based in Hamburg, this young bass player has put together a versatile quartet of idiosyncratic musicians who bring exciting individual colors to her compositions. This band has no creative inhibitions and an infallible instinct for vibrant music with harmonic surprises. Lisa Wulff – bass
Martin Terens – piano
Adrian Hanack – saxophone
Silvan Strauß – drums ...
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Lucia Cadotsch – Speak Low

Lucia Cadotsch – Speak Low

(Brotfabrik| May 22, 2019) Lucia Cadotsch’s direct and unpretentious singing makes her a favorite of critics and audiences alike. In Bonn, she will present innovative interpretations of jazz standards with two masters of retro-futurism, Petter Eldh on bass and Otis Sandsjö on tenor saxophone. The combination of her enchantingly beautiful voice with the unmistakable urban sound of her trio is magical. Lucia Cadotsch – vocals
Otis Sandsjö – saxophone
Petter Eldh – double bass ...
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LYAMBIKO

LYAMBIKO

(Volksbank-Haus | May 6, 2018) Since 2001, Lyambiko has lent her name to this highly successful band. With rich timbre and humor, this singer from Thuringia tells thoughtful and profound stories. Old and yellowed letters she found in the home of her husband’s parents were the inspiration for her newest album, Love Letters. Lyambiko sings classics like Some Day My Prince Will Come as well as her own compositions that sometimes have the feeling of soul music. Lyambiko vocals
Martin Auertrumpet
Marque Lowenthalpiano
Robin Draganicbass
Tilman Persondrums ...
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Lage Lund Trio

Lage Lund Trio

(Brotfabrik | May 4, 2018) 38-year-old Lage Lund is widely considered one of the best guitarists of his generation. He plays the standard repertoire as well as his own compositions with technical virtuosity and harmonic refinement.
The program will include original material as well as carefully selected standards, among them Bobby Hutcherson’s legendary Isn’t This My Sound Around Me. Lage Lundguitar
Matt Brewerbass
Johnathan Blakedrums ...
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Laura Totenhagen Quartet

Laura Totenhagen Quartet

(LVR-LandesMuseum | May 26, 2017) With her crystal-clear yet mature voice, Laura Totenhagen is one of the new discoveries at Jazzfest Bonn 2017. Her quartet brings an intimate atmosphere to original material and jazz standards like Strange Meadowlark or Whisper Not. This is a young singer with a very bright future. Laura Totenhagen – vocals
Felix Hauptmann – piano
Stefan Schönegg – bass
Leif Berger – drums ...
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Lisa Simone

Lisa Simone

(Post Tower | 28.4.2016) Lisa Simone, daughter of the famous singer Nina Simone, was born in 1962 near New York. It was there that she took her first steps into the world of music. In December 2014, she released her first album: All is Well which displays her seemingly limitless vocal range. It is deeply rooted in the soil of African-American life using  carefully selected texts to tell us secrets from a timeless hidden forest. Her spectacularly expressive voice brings jazz, blues, and soul together with the West African rhythms of her co-musicians to create a powerfully energetic mantra. Lisa ...
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Lisa Bassenge

Lisa Bassenge

(Haus der Geschichte | 23.4.2016) A “voice that cradles you in beautiful dreams,” wrote the Taz about the Berlin singer Lisa Bassenge. With her urban mixture of jazz, blues, and chanson, Bassenge has made a name for herself as one of Germany’s finest singers. She explores completely new territory in her newest album, Canyon Songs, which she recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy winner Larry Klein. Daring to move beyond her familiar musical material, Bassenge interprets classics like The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm”, as well as songs from the golden age of the Laurel Canyon scene in the 1960s and ...
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Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright

(Universität Bonn, Aula | 9.5.2015) “A good song is like a big house: all sorts of people can feel at home in it. Great songs offer me the opportunity to go on a journey with the heart and soul.” In 2003, Lizz Wright first impressed not only the jazz world with her soulful compositions and interpretations placed somewhere between jazz, gospel, blues, soul and pop. In the meanwhile, her fourth album is on the market and with this, the daughter of a preacher from Georgia expresses her love for her homeland and the church community that is shaped by Gospel ...
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Le Bang Bang

Le Bang Bang

Ein eigener Kosmos
mit Stimme und Bass Stefanie Boltz – Gesang
Sven Faller – Bass ...
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Michael Wollny Trio

Michael Wollny Trio

(Universität Bonn | 30.4.2016) Hexentanz, Wunderkammer, and Weltentraum – though he is only 36 years old, these albums have established Michael Wollny’s reputation far beyond Germany’s borders. Wollny’s raucous but rhythmically compelling piano playing is like no one else’s. Much like the Norwegians, though with a very different sound, for him jazz is defined by its unlimited variety of possibilities. In his newest album, Nachtfahrten, Wollny “once again sets off into the darkness, toward things unknown and undefined.” In the broadest sense, Wollny’s goal is “to expand my cosmos, for lack of a better word: to explore and solidify it.” ...
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Mathias Eick Quintet

Mathias Eick Quintet

Mathias Eick has an infallible ear for memorable melodies and a typically Scandinavian feeling for broad, atmospheric spaces. It is easy to see why he is one of the shooting stars of Norwegian jazz. Eick’s new album Ravensburg is dedicated to his family’s roots in the German town of Ravensburg. In the depths of his music, there is an insistent rhythm to which he adds soaring melodies – in a series of pieces that cumulatively form a kind of collective family portrait. Mathias Eick – trumpet Olaf Olsen – drums Eyolf Dale – piano Audun Erlien – bass Håkon Aase ...
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Malia

Malia

The singer Malia is the embodiment of the idea that jazz grows out of encounters between diverse cultures. Born in 1978 in her mother’s homeland of Malawi, she moved as a child to her father’s home in London. Drawn to the music of iconic singers such as Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone, Malia gradually developed her own musical personality, ironically calling herself a Late Bloomer, as one of her albums is called. Malia – Gesang Nis Kötting – Klavier Lars Cölln – Gitarre Edward McClean – Bass Reiner „Kallas“ Hubert – Schlagzeug Karten für das Doppelkonzert: Kategorie ...
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Monika Roscher Bigband

Monika Roscher Bigband

(Telekom-Forum| May 31, 2019) This big band’s hour of birth was during a semester at Munich’s Hochschule for Music. In 2014, the band was named a “Rising Star” by the critics of Downbeat magazine and “Newcomer of the Year” by Echo Jazz, and was awarded the Bavarian Art Support Prize as well as a stipend from the city of Munich. The core of the band still consists of friends from the group’s early student days. Come and enjoy their big yet easygoing sound somewhere between jazz and rock during their first appearance at Jazzfest Bonn. Monika Roscher – guitar, vocals
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Mezzoforte

Mezzoforte

(Telekom-Forum| May 31, 2019) When the song Garden Party achieved worldwide fame in 1983, the members of the Icelandic group Mezzoforte were still practically children. Though the commercial success came as a total surprise, the group has gone on to become the most important Fusion band in Europe. With a mix of original members and new blood, Mezzoforte maintains an exciting level of energy and innovation. The album Islands documents the group’s evolution and adds another musical jewel to their discography. Eythor Gunnarsson – keyboard
Jonas Wall – saxophone
Ari Bragi Karason – trumpet
Fridrik Karlsson – guitar
Jóhann Ásmundsson ...
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Manu Katché – The Scope

Manu Katché – The Scope

(Oper| May 24, 2019) The elegance and power of his playing have made him one of the most sought-after drummers of our time. In the 1980s, he was already rocking with superstars like Sting and Peter Gabriel. This sensitive drummer has an uncanny sense for groove and transparency. Manu Katché – drums
Patrick Manouguian – guitar
Jerome Regard – bass
Elvin Galland – keys Tickets for the double concert of Manu Katché and Jazzrausch Bigband:
Kategorie A: 45 €, red. 32 €
Kategorie B: 38 €, red. 27 €
Kategorie C: 30 €, red. 21 €
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Miroslav Vitouš & Emil Viklický

Miroslav Vitouš & Emil Viklický

(Volksbank-Haus| May 23, 2019) Miroslav Vitouš was one of the founding members of Weather Report, and has played with Chick Corea, Herbie Mann, and Stan Getz. Pianist Emil Viklický is an ideal partner for Vitouš’s virtuoso bass playing. Their music is characterized by creative experimentation and improvisational freedom along with traces of the music of their Czech homeland. Miroslav Vitouš – bass
Emil Viklický – piano ...
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Makoto Ozone Trio

Makoto Ozone Trio

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | May 5, 2018) Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone, who lives in Tokyo, has received numerous Grammy nominations and belongs to the international jazz and classical crème-de-la-crème since decades. This is a rare fortune to experience an artist who is at home in the great concert halls of the world together with New York bass player James Genus (Herbie Hancock, etc.) and drummer Clarence Penn (Steps Ahead, etc.). Makoto Ozonepiano
James Genusbass
Clarence Penndrums ...
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Marius Neset Quartet

Marius Neset Quartet

(Bundeskunsthalle | May 27, 2017) The Norwegian Marius Neset was the only artist living in Europe included by the US magazine DOWNBEAT in its 2016 “25 FOR THE FUTURE” list of young and upcoming musicians that will shape the future of jazz. With his quartet, the young saxophone player will play his own compositions as well as familiar standards, unfolding new and previously unheard dimensions of melodic and beautiful sounds. Marius Neset – saxophone, composition
Dan Nicholls – piano
Phil Donkin – bass
Joshua Blackmore – drums ...
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Marcus Schinkel Trio feat. Ernie Watts

Marcus Schinkel Trio feat. Ernie Watts

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | 4.5.2016) Crossover music ignores borders and brings together different musical worlds. Who could know this better than Ernie Watts, two-time Grammy winner and one of jazz’s greatest saxophone players? Watts has worked with legends like Miles Davis and Frank Zappa, who constantly sought to expand their own horizons and carefully wove other influences into their music. In Bonn, Watts will play for the first time with another pioneer, Bonn’s own crossover pianist Marcus Schinkel. Watts and Schinkel will perform their own compositions with Schinkel’s trio. Ernie Watts – saxophone Marcus Schinkel – piano, synthesizer Fritz Roppel – bass Wim ...
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Matt Herskowitz Trio

Matt Herskowitz Trio

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | 4.5.2016) Equally accomplished as jazz and classical musicians, the Matt Herskowitz Trio, founded in 2002, has performed at major jazz and chamber music festivals throughout Europe and North America. Their first album, Forget Me Not (2004), received rave reviews and was nominated for Québec’s prestigious Félix award as “Best Jazz Album of the Year”. Their next album, Jerusalem Trilogy (2010), featured Matt’s original compositions and arrangements. The album represents a unique, integrated fusion of written music and improvisation, blending together Jewish and Arab musical styles and grooves. Matt Herskowitz – piano Mat Fieldes – basses David Rozenblatt – drums ...
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Marilyn Mazur's Celestial Circle

Marilyn Mazur’s Celestial Circle

(Bundeskunsthalle | 13.5.2015) Marilyn Mazur became internationally known in the 1980s at the side of Miles Davis. Since 2008, the Danish percussionist has created a very varied chamber musical tonal fabric with ‘Celestial Circle’. She notes about the foundation of the quartet: “I wanted to create music with air, transparency and spirituality. My aim was to paint the music.” A texture developed, in which she combines the effortlessness of dance and melody with elements of ethnic ritual music in a band context. The drummer is always congenially surrounded in dialogue by the clear voice of the Swedish singer Josefine Cronholm, ...
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Michael Heupel

Michael Heupel

(Volksbank-Haus | 10.5.2015) He is an acrobat on the flute: Michael Heupel from Bonn blasts the tonal frame of everything that has been subsumed under ‘flute’ so far. Among others, Heupel fascinates with his sub counter bass flute, which optically surprises with its pipe length of 3.5 metres, and with which he produces amazing sounds and effects. He reproduces an awe-inspiring spectrum with other flutes as well, up to the piccolo flute. Heupel conjures up landscapes, moods, sound clouds, which capture the audience involuntarily. Visually and tonally astounding: jazz from alto counter bass flute to piccolo flute Michael Heupel – ...
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Maria João und Mário Laginha Quartett

Maria João und Mário Laginha Quartett

Grenzenlos innovativ, gnadenlos expressiv und mit faszinierender Virtuosität. Maria João liebt den Wandel, die Improvisation, das Ausschöpfen aller denkbaren Möglichkeiten ihrer Stimme und Musikalität. Mit ihrem Quartett und dem kongenialen Partner Mário Laginha, von dem die Kompositionen stammen, zeigt sie kompromisslose Spielfreude, Virtuosität und südländisches Temperament. Zugleich ist die Musik zutiefst zeitgenössisch. Diese Mischung ist es, die den Zuhörer mit ihrer Lebendigkeit und Vielseitigkeit fesselt. Eine João am Gipfel ihrer Kunst. Maria João – Gesang
Mário Laginha – Flügel
João Frade – Akkordeon
Alexandre Frazão – Schlagzeug und Perkussion ...
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Marc Copland and John Abercrombie

Marc Copland and John Abercrombie

Ein Dialog alter Freunde, die sich viel zu sagen haben.  Zwei Weltstars und Meister ihres Fachs musizieren in höchster Intimität und perlender Gelassenheit. Abercrombie und Copland lassen die Gitarre und das Klavier sprechen, entwickeln zauberhafte Melodien aus kleinen Motiven, nehmen voneinander den Faden auf, spinnen eine filigrane, dichte Musik, an der der Zuhörer teil haben darf. Großartig. John Abercrombie – Gitarre
Marc Copland – Flügel ...
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Matthew Herbert & Big Band

Matthew Herbert & Big Band

The Britt Matthew Herbert is being considered as a luminary of electronic
and experimental music and has published several electronic albums under the
pseudonyms Wishmountain, Radio Boy and Doctor Rockit, which were influenced by
jazz. In 2001 the Matthew Herbert Big Band was formed, in which Herbert accentuates his unique band style in a
groundbreaking way and therewith lets jazz and electronic music amalgamate into
a live experience ...
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Michael Wollny/Tamar Halperin

Michael Wollny/Tamar Halperin

Mitreißend und schillernd im eigenen Kosmos. Der deutsche Jazzpianist Michael Wollny eröffnet gemeinsam mit der israelischen Cembalistin Tamar Halperin eine ganz eigene musikalische Welt. Als gäbe es noch eine Ebene hinter dem Gehörten, tauchen die Klänge des Cembalos und des Klaviers den Zuhörer in eine eigene Sphäre im Hier und Jetzt. Michael Wollny Flügel
Tamar HalperinCembalo, Celesta ...
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Norbert Scholly und Rainer Böhm

Norbert Scholly und Rainer Böhm

When Rainer Böhm and Norbert Scholly play together, the music is transparent down to the smallest details. Everything flows together organically with an astonishing clarity. This is music full of romantic beauty. These two musicians coax rich and sensuous sounds from a supposedly “problematic” instrumental combination: piano and acoustic guitar. Norbert Scholly – guitar
Rainer Böhm – piano Tickets for the double concert of Norbert Scholly & Rainer Böhm and Django Bates:
28 €, red. 19 €
plus pre-selling fees ...
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Nils Wülker

Nils Wülker

(Universität Bonn | May 28, 2018) Bonn native Nils Wülker is one of the most successful jazz trumpet players in Germany. Die Zeit called him a “great melodicist”, and he has made a name for himself with his open musical mind, his pop-influenced songs, and his energetic improvisations. On his latest album, ON, he opens doors to new worlds of sound. A high-spirited and elegant treat uniting hip-hop, pop, and jazz. Nils Wülkertrumpet
Rob Summerfieldvoice
Jan Miserrekeys
Arne Jansenguitar
Edward Macleanbass
Simon Gattringerdrums ...
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Neil Cowley Trio

Neil Cowley Trio

(LVR-LandesMuseum | May 25, 2017) This band is one of the most exciting new discoveries on the current British jazz scene. Though the instrumentation of the Neil Cowley Trio is conventional, the music has “big muscles,” as Die Zeit recently put it. This is bold yet entertaining jazz able to excite new listeners and experts alike. Neil Cowley – piano
Rex Horan – double bass
Clive Deamer – drums
Dom Monks – keys, FX ...
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Niels Klein – Tubes & Wires

Niels Klein – Tubes & Wires

(Universität Bonn | May 14, 2017) Tubes & Wires is the latest project from Cologne artist Niels Klein. By attaching his instruments to various little boxes with blinking lights, he creates fascinating spherical sound structures blending jazz, rock, and indie musical styles. Niels Klein   clarinets electronics
Lars Duppler –  rhodes, analogue synthesizer, harmonium
Hanno Busch guitars bass
Jonas Burgwinkel – drums ...
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Nils Petter Molvaer

Nils Petter Molvaer

(Bundeskunsthalle | 7.5.2016) His music is as colorful and enchanting as a clear Arctic night – The Norwegian Nils Petter Molvær impressively demonstrated this at the Jazzfest Bonn in 2014. Now he returns to Bonn with a new solo program. With only his trumpet and a laptop, he will conjure new and magical musical landscapes. Like no one else, Molvær is able to create deep and powerful musical spaces that he fills with mesmerizing light and sound effects. Come and let yourself be enchanted! ...
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Nigel Kennedy's Hendrix Project

Nigel Kennedy’s Hendrix Project

(Telekom Forum | 16.5.2015) In May 2015, the punk among classical violinists gives a guest performance at the Jazzfest Bonn with a world première: Nigel Kennedy will present his new Jimi Hendrix project together with a small band, consisting of two guitarists, a bass player and two percussionists. Already since the 1990s, the exceptional violinist has been dedicating himself to the music of Jimi Hendrix. Now he has fundamentally revised the programme. Kennedy considers himself as somebody who moves to and fro between different music styles: his virtuosity and energy have given new impulses both to classical music and modern ...
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Norbert Gottschalk Quintett

Norbert Gottschalk Quintett

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | 8.5.2015) Recently magazine STERN wrote about Norbert Gottschalk: „A voice like liquid honey. Pure gold.” From his new album ‘Stars’, which Gottschalk will be introducing at the Jazzfest, he is to present selected song material in a modern jazz outfit. The Beatles’ ‘Nowhere Man’ amazes with a scat insertion, and instrumental pieces like Charlie Hadens’ ‘First Song’ become songs in the actual sense of the word – melodic, catchy and entertaining. His companions – Hubert Nuss, German Klaiber, Michael Küttner and Paul Heller – are long-term friends and are among the finest performers in German jazz. With their ...
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Nils Wogram - Simon Nabatov Duo

Nils Wogram – Simon Nabatov Duo

Ein virtuoser Tanz, rhythmisch, kraftvoll und dennoch melodiös, beeindruckte das Publikum der Brotfabrik. Begeistert folgten die Hörer der zutiefst intelligenten, kurzweiligen und humorvollen Jazzmusik von Nils Wogram an der Posaune und Simon Nabatov am Flügel. Der Posaunist Nils Wogram und Pianist Simon Nabatov gelten beide auf ihrem Instrument als Ausnahmemusiker. Gemeinsam erschließen sich der in Deutschland lebende Russe und der in der Schweiz lebende Deutsche bereits seit 1995 gemeinsame Felder, die sie kontinuierlich verdichten und ausbauen. Aus einer Zusammenarbeit im Nils Wogram Quartet und den Formationen Nabatovs entwickelte sich seit 1997 ihr Duo-Projekt, das sie mit besonderem Einsatz und außerordentlicher Hingabe ...
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Nils Petter Molvær

Nils Petter Molvær

Wie der Wind und das Meer. Musik inspiriert von der Skandinavischen Natur, von den unendlichen Möglichkeiten elektronischer Musik und vom späten Miles Davis. Nils Petter Molvær zieht den Zuhörer in den Sog der Klänge, die sich verlieren und doch immer wieder zurück finden. Er spricht eine ganz eigene Sprache, die jeder versteht, der ihn einmal live erlebt hat. Nils Petter Molvær – Trompete, Electronics
Jo Berger Myhre – Bass
Geir Sundstol – Pedal Steel
Erland Dahlen – Schlagzeug ...
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Niescier/Zanchini/Senni

Niescier/Zanchini/Senni

Temperamentvoll, intelligent, außergewöhnlich. Die umtriebige Saxophonistin und Komponistin Angelika Niescier hat mit dem Jazz-Akkordeonisten Simone Zanchini und dem Bassisten Stefano Senni, beide aus Italien, Gefährten gefunden, die ihren Spielwillen, ihre Kreativität und Energie kongenial ergänzen. Ein eigenwilliges und zutiefst kommunikatives Jazztrio. Angelika Niescier – Saxophon
Simone Zanchini – Akkordeon
Stefano Senni – Bass ...
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Nik Bärtsch/Sha

Nik Bärtsch/Sha

Ekstase durch Askese. Nik Bärtsch beschränkt seine Musik auf das Wesentliche, indem er „am richtigen Ort nichts tut“. Seine Musik schöpft ihre Energie aus der Spannung zwischen kompositorischer Strenge und „improvisatorischer Selbstüberlistung“, aus der Liebe zum architektonisch gegliederten Raum, zu repetitiven und reduktiven Prinzipien und zur rhythmischen Verzahnung. Freiheit, die aus der selbstgewählten Einschränkung entsteht. Nik Bärtsch – Flügel
Sha – Saxophone, Bass- und Kontrabassklarinette ...
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Open-air concert and democracy festival

Open-air concert and democracy festival

(Marktplatz| May 18, 2019) Celebrate 10 years of Jazzfest Bonn and 70 years of Grundgesetz with us! On Saturday, May 18, you will experience jazz in a great variety, free of charge and outside. For the first time the Jazzfest Bonn is organising an open-air concert on Bonn’s market square. At the same time, the Federal City of Bonn is celebrating a democracy festival. The programme will be opened at 12 a.m. by Mayor Ashok Sridharan and other politcal guests. At 12.30 a.m. the open-air concerts of the Jazzfest Bonn begin with the NRW Youth Jazz Orchestra and an ensemble ...
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Of Cabbages And Kings

Of Cabbages And Kings

(Volksbank-Haus| May 23, 2019) Of Cabbages and Kings is the fairytale name of an exciting neo-a-cappella group made up of four young women who met as members of BuJazzO, the German national youth orchestra for jazz. The group has been touring for more than three years, and is marked by the diverse backgrounds and shared experiences of the four singers as well as the impressive range and volume of their voices. Veronika Morscher – vocals
Zola Mennenöh – vocals
Laura Totenhagen – vocals
Rebekka Ziegler – vocals ...
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Omer Klein Trio

Omer Klein Trio

(LVR-LandesMuseum | May 26, 2017) The Omer Klein Trio is one of the most exhilarating young ensembles in Europe today. Omer Klein, who was born in Israel and lives in Germany, is a captivating and audacious pianist. With their new album Sleepwalkers, this trio is headed for the big leagues of jazz. Omer Klein – piano
Haggai Cohen-Milo – bass
Amir Bresler – drums ...
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Olivia Trummer & Jean-Lou Treboux

Olivia Trummer & Jean-Lou Treboux

(Beethoven-Haus | May 24, 2017) Olivia Trummer’s latest album is called Classical to Jazz one. With infectious enthusiasm and refreshing authenticity, Trummer and Treboux present jazz arrangements inspired by the classical piano works of composers such as Bach, Mozart, and Scarlatti. Olivia Trummer – piano, vocals
Jean-Lou Treboux – vibraphone ...
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Peter Gall Quartett – Paradox Dreambox

Peter Gall Quartett – Paradox Dreambox

Growing up in provincial Bavaria as the younger brother of pianist Chris Gall, Peter Gall learned early to go his own way and expand his musical horizons far beyond the conventional fascination with grooves. He studied in Berlin and New York, and soon attracted attention with sophisticated and very personal compositions that examine and attempt to overcome the central paradox of jazz: the tension between complex structural organization and the spontaneity of improvisation. Peter Gall – drums Reinier Baas – guitar Rainer Böhm – piano Felix Henkelhausen – bass Tickets for the double concert: Kategorie A: 45 €, red. 31 ...
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Pablo Held Quartet

Pablo Held Quartet

(LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn | May 11, 2018) The pianist Pablo Held has long been more than just an insider’s tip. With his attentive feeling for radical spontaneity and his borderless sound aesthetic, he is one of the most creative protagonists of German jazz. Now he is coming to Bonn with a new European quartet and an eagerly anticipated program. Come and witness what the courage to take risks can create. Pablo Heldpiano
Kit Downesorgan
Percy Pursglovetrumpet
Sean Carpiodrums ...
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Philip Catherine & Martin Wind Duo

Philip Catherine & Martin Wind Duo

(Brotfabrik | May 4, 2018) At the age of 76, Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine is one of the greatest and most experienced jazz legends. He has toured with Lou Bennett, Dexter Gordon, and Chet Baker. The power of his unmistakable improvisational style and his unerring feeling for time and space is particularly apparent in combination with bass player Martin Wind. Philip Catherineguitar
Martin Windbass ...
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Please download the complete program as PDF-file here… ...
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Peter Evans – Zebulon Trio

Peter Evans – Zebulon Trio

(Brotfabrik | 11.5.2015) Peter Evans is among the most innovative forces of the New York jazz scene and has found himself two utterly virtuoso partners for his new project: John Hébert on the bass and Kassa Overall on the drums both fascinate with their progressive play and their unacademic approach. The three musicians understand themselves as equal partners; for them this is about the exact opposite of the traditional ‘solo plus rhythm section’ concept: a musical grassroots democracy instead of skilful sparring. No power games, everyone knows what they are capable of and they do not have to distinguish themselves ...
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Pat Martino Trio

Pat Martino Trio

(Post Tower | 7.5.2015) The legendary “musician’s musician” Pat Martino will open the Jazzfest 2015. The American guitarist, who had to  learn playing the guitar anew after brain surgery in the 1980s, for the second time in his life astounds both musical laymen and experts “with his perfect technique, sense of sound and an incomparable differentiation” (Jazz Dictionary). He is seen as the gentleman on the guitar, a sophisticated individualist, and he has lastingly formed generations of guitarists. For Martino “Jazz is the continuous pulse of the now” and especially in view of his biography, the meaning of this sentence ...
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Patricia Barber Quartet

Patricia Barber Quartet

Lyrische Songwriterin mit eigener musikalischer Sprache. Patricia Barber nimmt sich im Leben und in der Musik die Freiheit zu tun, was sie für richtig hält. Zugleich „open-minded“ und zielstrebig, verschmelzen Einflüsse aus Folk, Songwriting und Jazz, die sie am Klavier und mit ihrer tiefen Stimme zum Ausdruck bringt. Vor allem in Amerika und Frankreich wird sie geliebt, bei ihren Konzertorten ist sie wählerisch. In 2013 gibt sie dem Jazzfest Bonn die Ehre. Patricia Barber – Gesang, Flügel
Dave Miller – Gitarre
Larry Kohut – Bass
Jon Deitemyer  Schlagzeug ...
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Quasthoff Quartett

Quasthoff Quartett

(Oper | May 17, 2019) These four musicians are known throughout the world as the finest in their field. With heartfelt feeling, stylistic mastery, and musical depth, baritone Thomas Quasthoff presents personal interpretations of classic songs such as Body and Soul, Moonglow, and You Are So Beautiful. Grand emotions with a clear message from one of the most beautiful voices of our time, accompanied by his “Trio incroyable”. Thomas Quasthoff – voice
Frank Chastenier – piano
Dieter Ilg – bass
Wolfgang Haffner – drums ...
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Richie Beirach mit Sirius Quartet

Richie Beirach mit Sirius Quartet

Pianist and composer Richie Beirach believes that it is necessary to completely internalize the works of the great composers of the past before sitting down at the piano to rediscover them, engage in a dialogue with them, and transform them in a very personal way. Working from this conviction for almost 50 years now, he has created a large and fascinating repertoire. For the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Beirach and the Sirius String Quartet will present a kind of mini-cycle of works from the European musical tradition as well as new compositions by Beirach himself. It will be an ...
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Rolf und Joachim Kühn

Rolf und Joachim Kühn

The two musical brothers Rolf (90) and Joachim Kühn (75) have lived through turbulent times. Rolf began his career in Leipzig in the 1940s and has explored almost all jazz styles, absorbing influences from swing big bands and bebop. Rolf moved to America in 1956, while his younger brother Joachim was unable to flee to the West until 1966. These two charismatic artists have never lost their curiosity, openness, and sheer joy in experimentation. They will perform together in a concert devoted to their central theme of freedom. Rolf Kühn – clarinet Joachim Kühn – piano This program is a ...
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Roger Hanschel & Auryn Quartett

Roger Hanschel & Auryn Quartett

Saxophonist Roger Hanschel from Cologne is one of the hidden champions of the German music scene. A virtuoso player, he is a member of the Kölner Saxophon Mafia. Though his home is in jazz and improvised music, he has never been content to stay within the secure confines of contemporary jazz. It has been almost twenty years since he first toured with the Auryn String Quartet, a group that seeks to expand the range of classical chamber music with innovative contemporary perspectives. Roger Hanschel – Saxophon   Matthias Lingenfelder – Violine Jens Oppermann – Violine Stewart Eaton – Viola Andreas ...
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Riccardo Del Fra – Moving People

Riccardo Del Fra – Moving People

(Pantheon| May 19, 2019) The music of Riccardo Del Fras is lyrical with a clear folk aesthetic. This Italian bass player is one of the most important names in the European jazz scene. In his early years, he was a popular sideman in the bands of artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Art Farmer, and Chet Baker. His project Moving People is concerned with themes such as migration and the coexistence of human frailty with the powerful optimistic energy of life. Riccardo Del Fra – bass
Tomasz Dabrowski – trumpet
Jan Prax – saxophone
Carl-Henri Morisset – piano
Nicolas Fox – drums ...
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Richie Beirach & Gregor Huebner

Richie Beirach & Gregor Huebner

(Volksbank-Haus | May 6, 2018) This duo has been described as one of the best modern jazz and chamber ensembles of our time, moving freely across stylistic borders. These two full-blooded musicians are perfect examples of “performer-composers”. Gregor Huebner and Richie Beirach have achieved everything in their individual fields. Now, together, they present enchanting lyricism and powerful modern jazz of the highest standard.

Richie Beirachpiano
Gregor Huebnervioline ...
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Rita Marcotulli & Luciano Biondini

Rita Marcotulli & Luciano Biondini

(LVR-LandesMuseum | May 25, 2017) The power of melody is the unifying element in the music of pianist Rita Marcotulli and the accordion player Luciano Biondini. Jazz, classical music, and Italian song flow together in a virtuoso fashion in their album La Strada Invisibile. Rita Marcotulli – piano
Luciano Biondini – accordeon ...
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Roger Hanschel & Auryn Quartet

Roger Hanschel & Auryn Quartet

(Beethoven-Haus | May 24, 2017) 14 years after his first collaboration with the Auryn Quartett, Roger Hanschel has again created a program for saxophone and string quartet. Niederschlagsmengen [Amounts of Precipitation] brings together pre-composed material for string quartet with free improvisations by the saxophone. Roger Hanschel – saxophone
Matthias Lingenfelder – violin
Jens Oppermann – violin
Stewart Eaton – viola
Andreas Arndt – violoncello ...
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Rebekka Bakken

Rebekka Bakken

(Universität Bonn | May 14, 2017) Rebekka Bakken is one of the most distinctive female jazz vocalists in Europe. She is a master of the sensuous colors of the blues, but traces of soul, folk, or even country are never far away. Most Personal, her “greatest hits” album, appeared in 2016. In Bonn, Rebekka will perform some of this material as well as a number of new songs. Rebekka Bakken – vocals, piano
Jesper Nordenström – piano, key
Nils-Einar Vinjor – guitar
Per Mathisen – bass
Rune Arnesen – drums ...
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Ramón Valle Trio

Ramón Valle Trio

(Post Tower | 28.4.2016) The pianist Ramón Valle, born and raised in Cuba, enchants his listeners with enthusiasm, exhilarating rhythms, and emotional power. The 51-year-old artist, who lives  in the Netherlands since 1998, plays pure contemporary jazz that nevertheless still swings to the rhythms of his Cuban roots. Valle says, “I am a Cuban musician whose music falls into the ‘jazz’ category, but it touches many other genres as well. Sometimes I feel like a troubadour: I tell stories without using words.” Ramón Valle – piano Omar Rodriguez Calvo – bass Liber Torriente – drums ...
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Rebecca Treschers Ensemble 11

Rebecca Treschers Ensemble 11

(Telekom Forum | 16.5.2015) After her debut album ‘Sud’ and the ‘Jazzthing Next-Generation’ album ‘Nucleus’, with her current ‘Ensemble 11’, Rebecca Trescher is unmistakably showing that she is among the most interesting voices in young jazz. Her elaborate compositions move between musical adventures and elegant melodious sounds; they cleverly make use of the personal strengths of the musicians involved. The symphonic jazz poems of ‘Ensemble 11’ reflect their very own, unconventional musical vision: with eloquent melodies, advanced harmonics and artistic rhythm, Rebecca Trescher designs shimmering textures and makes epic connections. Multifaceted in every aspect: unusual, young line-up with an elegant ...
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Rebekka Bakken Unplugged

Rebekka Bakken Unplugged

Persönliche Geschichten und norwegische Erzählungen verzauberten das Publikum. Rebekka Bakken erfüllte die Bühne mit Gesang und Gestik, auf Händen getragen von Jesper Nordenström am Flügel und von Sven Lindvall am Kontrabass. Die Atmosphäre im Forum der Bundeskunsthalle war erfüllt von der Innigkeit der drei Musiker, die Zuhörer berührt und betört von der Schönheit der Musik und auch der Sängerin. Rebekka Bakken – Gesang
Jesper Nordenström – Flügel
Sven Lindvall – Kontrabass ...
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Rita Marcotulli and Andy Sheppard

Rita Marcotulli and Andy Sheppard

Rita Marcotulli und Andy Sheppard 
Das intensive, freud- und humorvolle Zusammenspiel von Rita Marcotulli am Fazioli-Flügel und Andy Sheppard mit seinem warmen Saxophonklang berührte. Die Übereinstimmung der beiden Musiker von unglaublicher Schönheit verursachte so manch leises Stöhnen und die ein- oder andere Träne im Publikum. Ein echtes „High End“ wunderbarer Jazzmusik. https://youtu.be/PXAyXtlg-H4 Rita Marcotulli – Piano 
Andy Sheppard – Saxophon ...
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Randi Tytingvåg

Randi Tytingvåg

Eine einzigartige Mischung aus Leichtigkeit, Erdung und Melancholie. Intensiv, poetisch und kraftvoll wie das Meer an Norwegens Küste, singt Randi Tytingvåg von den Dingen, die sie am meisten bewegen. Ihre Stimme ist energiereich und zugleich filigran, sie nimmt vom ersten Ton an den Raum ein. Randi Tytingvåg ist eine großartige Erzählerin, mit  Geschichten von der Liebe, von Träumen und dem Leben. Randi Tytingvåg – Gesang
Vidar Schanche – Gitarre, Bariton Gitarre
John Lilja – Kontrabass
Ståle Birkeland – Schlagzeug und Perkussion ...
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Rolf Kühn Quartett

Rolf Kühn Quartett

Rolf Kühn und Tri-O. Frei, virtuos, kompromisslos. Jazz pur. Er gehört zu den ganz großen Jazzvirtuosen, die den Jazz weltweit geprägt haben. Unvermindert innovativ und kreativ präsentiert sich der inzwischen 84jährige große Meister an der Klarinette mit seinen jungen genialen Bandkollegen. Souverän, voller Energie, risikobereit und nach Freiheit strebend. Jazz absolut. Rolf Kühn – Klarinette
Ronny Graupe – Gitarre
Johannes Fink – Kontrabass
Christian Lillinger – Schlagzeug ...
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Rolf and Joachim Kühn

Rolf and Joachim Kühn

The incredible freshness of two musicians, who significantly defined German jazz music Even after several decades, the two brothers are still among the innovators of jazz, thanks to their unbelievable richness of ideas, unlimited creativity and their curiosity for everything new.   Rolf Kühn – clarinet Joachim Kühn – grand piano The evening takes place in cooperation with Beethoven-Haus Bonn, which celebrates two anniversaries this year: 125 years of the Beehoven-Haus society and 25 years of the chamber music hall ...
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Roger Hanschel - Heavy Rotation

Roger Hanschel – Heavy Rotation

Zeitgenössisch, rockig, groovy. „Heavy Rotation“ des Saxophonisten Roger Hanschel bewegt sich mühe- und merklos in einem ständigen Wandel zwischen allen Stilen. Eine kraftvolle, lebendige Formation ebenso melodiereich und rhythmisch wie energiegeladen. Roger Hanschel – Saxophon
Markus Segschneider Gitarre
Dietmar Fuhr Kontrabass
Bodek Jahnke Schlagzeug ...
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Symposium “Improvisation Shapes the Future”

Symposium “Improvisation Shapes the Future”

We know that the “great” composers Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven were masters of improvisation and used it as creative source material for their compositions. Drawing on Beethoven’s life and work, various experts will investigate improvisation as an aesthetic phenomenon that has provided both possibilities and difficulties for historical and contemporary composers. What does musical innovation look and sound like today? This program will be in German and is presented in cooperation with the Haus der Geschichte. The names of the speakers will be announced as soon as possible. For further information, please visit www.jazzfest-bonn.de. The symposium is open to the ...
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Simon Oslender Trio

Simon Oslender Trio

He is THE new kid on the block: with his fresh and energetic piano and Hammond organ playing, Simon Oslender is a rising star who fascinates musicians, audiences, and critics alike. With a select group of musical friends, the 21-year-old will celebrate the release of his debut album, About Time (Leopard Records). Funky grooves, memorable melodies, and an unbridled joy in performing make this a program you won’t want to miss. Simon Oslender – piano, Hammond Claus Fischer – bass Hendrik Smock – drums Tickets for the double concert of Simon Oslender Trio and Till Broenner & Band: 65 €, ...
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Silje Nergaard Duo

Silje Nergaard Duo

Silje Nergaard makes it seem so simple: the voice and the discipline, the timing and precision, the sensitivity and expressive power – and above all a sense of ease that makes complexity clear, erasing the line between the audience and the stage. Together with pianist Espen Berg, Nergaard will open up her songs to improvisation, deepening their message in an expanded musical space. Silje Nergaard – Gesang Espen Berg – Klavier Karten für das Doppelkonzert: Kategorie A: 40 €, red. 28 € Kategorie B: 32 €, red. 22 € Kategorie C: 24 €, red. 16 € zzgl. VVK-Gebühren ...
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Samy Deluxe & Florian Weber

Samy Deluxe & Florian Weber

(Telekom-Forum| May 31, 2019) Samy Deluxe, one of Germany’s most successful rappers, will give a guest appearance with jazz pianist Florian Weber at the Telekom Forum on Friday, May 31. Unique flows, rap for nodding your head and dancing, for reflection and celebration – accompanied by a pian ist who is one of the best in the German jazz scene. The duo will complement the existing programme with a 20-minute performance and present elementary elements from both worlds, jazz and rap. A highly topical, creative mastery at eye level. Samy Deluxe – voice
Florian Weber – piano ...
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Shake Stew

Shake Stew

(Pantheon| May 19, 2019)
The goal of Lukas Kranzelbinder, creative leader of the band Shake Stew, is the generation of eruptive energy. The Austrian bass player and six powerful musical personalities came together to form a group that European critics are celebrating as the most important discovery of recent years. Energetic trance-like rhythms forge ahead while intricate sound tapestries open spaces for creative solos. Gorgeous! Lukas Kranzelbinder – bass
Clemens Salesny – saxophone
Mario Rom – trumpet
Johannes Schleiermacher – saxophone
Oliver Potratz – bass
Niki Dolp – drums, percussion
Mathias Koch – drums, percussion ...
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Scriabin Code

Scriabin Code

Martin Albrecht Scriabin Code feat. Asli Kilic
(Bundeskunsthalle | May 12, 2018) Alexander Skrjabin (1872-1915) was a visionary Russian composer and pianist. The Scriabin Code is a live multimedia performance project in which a classical pianist, a media artist, and a modern jazz ensemble take part in a dialogue with Skrjabin’s music – unlocking its secrets, developing it further, and transforming it into something never heard before. Martin Albrechtclarinet, electronics
Daniel Prandlpiano
Katharina Grossbass
Dirik Schilgendrums
Reinhard Gellervisuals
feat. Asli Kilic – piano
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SASKYA

SASKYA

(Post Tower | April 26, 2018) In recent years, a surprisingly young, talented, and motivated jazz scene has developed in Germany. Critics rave about the “enormous musical maturity” of these three musicians, in spite of their young age. Known for their innovative sounds and infectious grooves, they first played for an international audience at the 2017 Echo Jazz. We can expect to hear a lot more from this band in the future. Anna-Lena Schnabel saxophone, flute
Lisa Wulffdouble bass, e-bass, vocals
Clara Haberkamppiano, vocals ...
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Sidsel Endresen & Stian Westerhus

Sidsel Endresen & Stian Westerhus

(Brotfabrik | 29.4.2016) Sidsel Endresen explores the world of sound with her voice. She hums, caws, and growls. She is unconventional, imaginative, and independent. In her congenial collaboration with guitarist Stian Westerhus, Endresen creates worlds of sound that are magical, mysterious, and both beautiful and terrifying. Every performance by this duo is an open-ended experiment, because both are constantly willing to open themselves to an uninhibited musical dialogue. This music is not only beautiful, it is unique. Sidsel Endresen challenges her listeners and in doing so evokes deep emotional reactions. Sidsel Endresen – voice Stian Westerhus – guitar ...
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Stefan Schultze – Large Ensemble

Stefan Schultze – Large Ensemble

(Universität Bonn, Aula | 9.5.2015) Composer and pianist Stefan Schultze and his Large Ensemble present experimental big band. From a musical point of view, Schultze, who won the WDR Jazz Prize in 2010, is difficult to grasp; the artist from Cologne tries to compose and play without stereotyped thinking between traditional hints and whimsical advances. For him the joy and the power of making music with a large ensemble are at the forefront, as is the non-pigeonholeable openness of the members and the simultaneous non-commitment to a specific style. Schulze has been working for five years on the new programme ...
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Schnermann’s Poetry Clan

Schnermann’s Poetry Clan

Schnermann’s Poetry Clan 
Facettenreich und stimmgewaltig interpretierte Inga Lühning die von Andreas Schnermann vertonte englische Lyrik. Ein sommerlich-leichter „AufTakt“ im ausverkauften Forum der Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Der „Poetry Clan“ rankt sich um den Pianisten und Komponisten Andreas Schnermann, die Sängerin Inga Lühning und den Wortkünstler Johannes Tröger, der sich um alle „literarischen Belange“, vor allem Übersetzungen, kümmert. Schnermann vertont Gedichte, zaubert fragile Songs, die von Inga Lühning auf einzigartige Weise interpretiert werden. Ziel ist es, die Emotionen zu transportieren, den Zauber der Worte in Musik zu fassen und, ebenso, mit Worten die Musik zu verstärken. Inga Lühning ...
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Tobias Feldmann & Frank Dupree

Tobias Feldmann & Frank Dupree

Tobias Feldmann has made a name for himself in the international scene with classical elegance and seemingly effortless virtuosity. The Berlin violinist was a prizewinner at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in 2015 and the German Music Competition in 2012. Feldmann and pianist Frank Dupree have long been friends, and now the two will finally play together as a duo. A classical program with shades of jazz. Tobias Feldmann – violin Frank Dupree – piano   Tickets for the double concert: 28 €, red. 19 € plus pre-selling fees ...
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Till Brönner & Band

Till Brönner & Band

He has been called the German Chet Baker. Till Brönner is a trumpet playing jazz gentleman from the Rhineland and the most successful German representative of the most American of musical styles. With his relaxed air of coolness and his unmistakably silky sound, he fills concert halls around the world and has twice been nominated for Grammy awards. In Bonn, he and his band will present a collection of his most beautiful songs. Till Brönner – trumpet Tickets for the double concert of Simon Oslender Trio and Till Broenner & Band: 65 €, red. 45 € plus pre-selling fees ...
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Tower of Power

Tower of Power

(Telekom-Forum| May 25, 2019) We have waited a long time for Tower of Power to come to Bonn: this ten-member Funk band from Oakland, California invented and continues to define the genre of Urban Soul Music. Founded in 1968, Tower of Power is famous for its spectacular brass section and for singer and tenor sax player Emilio Castillo’s complex but always danceable arrangements. Influences from soul, jazz, funk, and rock merge to form something amazing. Bravo! Band personnel to be announced. Tickets for the triple concert of Florian Weber Quartett, WDR Big Band feat. Knower and Tower of Power:
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Tobias Hoffmann Trio

Tobias Hoffmann Trio

(Brotfabrik| May 22, 2019) The Tobias Hoffmann Trio reinterprets classics and standards from many different epochs and genres. This group has no need to cross musical borders; it shows us that these borders do not exist. Hoffmann’s explosive guitar playing has deep and complex roots in jazz, blues, rock, and 1960’s surf music. It wails, chatters, quotes, howls, and rejoices! Tobias Hoffmann – guitar, banjo
Frank Schönhofer – bass
Etienne Nillesen – drums ...
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Thomas Quasthoff Quartet

Thomas Quasthoff Quartet

„My Favorite Things“ Crossover artist Thomas Quasthoff is internationally acclaimed for his outstanding bass-baritone voice. His new Jazz-program “My Favorite Things” is a carefully chosen selection of Quasthoff’s most favorite jazz, blues and soul songs. Three exceptional musicians will be performing with him on stage: Frank Chastenier, Quasthoff’s long-time pianist, Dieter Ilg playing bass and drummer Wolfgang Haffner. Previously Quasthoff enthralled his audience with Schubert’s “Winterreise”, now he takes it on an unforgettable journey with his “Favorite Songs”. Thomas Quasthoff – Vocals Frank Chastenier – Piano Dieter Ilg – Contrabass Wolfgang Haffner – Percussion ...
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The Fuhr Brothers

The Fuhr Brothers

(Brotfabrik | 29.4.2016) Since their youngest days, the brothers Dietmar and Wolfgang Fuhr have played together in many different groups and formations. Their current project, “The Fuhr Brothers”, is dedicated to the German jazz tradition. In collaboration with Wolfgang Dauner, Gerd Dudek, and Manfred Schoof, the two brothers chose and arranged the pieces that they then recorded in the Deutschlandfunk’s chamber music hall in Cologne. With Albert Mangelsdorff’s complex “Hot Hut”, Wolfgang Dauner’s polyrhythmic “Steps of M.C. Escher”, Gerd Dudek’s “Green Table Speech” with its angular chord progressions, and their own arrangement of the old German folk song “Ich armes Mägdelein” ...
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Till Brönner und Dieter Ilg

Till Brönner und Dieter Ilg

Virtuos, melodiereich und klangvoll. Zwei Genies an ihren Instrumenten treffen sich zum kreativen Stelldichein. Blind vertrauen sich die beiden Musiker, die seit vielen Jahren zusammen spielen. Die seltene Konstellation im Duo verspricht ein melodiereiches, virtuoses, kompromissloses Spiel. Eine intensive und einzigartige Begegnung in der Heimatstadt des weltbekannten Trompeters. Till Brönner – Trompete, Flügelhorn
Dieter Ilg  Kontrabass ...
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Trio Elf

Trio Elf

Flirrend, hymnisch, leicht. Das vor allem international bekannte und in Japan gefeierte Trio erweitert den warmen akustischen Sound durch den kreativen Einsatz von Electronics und die Integration von Elementen aus der Club Music. Seine Musik ist melodisch, mit überraschenden dynamischen Brüchen.  Ein gemeinsames Atmen dreier unterschiedlicher und gleichberechtigter Stimmen. Walter Lang – Flügel
Gerwin Eisenhauer – Schlagzeug
Sven Faller – Bass ...
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Ulita Knaus

Ulita Knaus

(Post Tower | 7.5.2015) The title of German songwriter and jazz singer Ulita Knaus’s now sixth album is ‚The Moon on My Doorstep‘. Her own compositions and the German and English language jazz interpretations of works by Pink Floyd, Tom Waits or Peter Fox strike a chord with her strong voice and pure, warm sound. More personal than ever Ulita Knaus sings about life and love, of big and small misfortunes and about the power of saying no. Ulita Knaus uses jazz as a tool in order to reduce the songs to their quintessential meaning, in a very moving way ...
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Uli Beckerhoff - Cinema

Uli Beckerhoff – Cinema

Elektronische und akustische Klangwelten für das Kopfkino. Die präsentierte CD „Cinema“ ist das Ergebnis eines Jahres intensiver Zusammenarbeit im Studio. Das Quartett des Trompeters Uli Beckerhoff eröffnet ganz unterschiedliche Grooves und Klänge, erzeugt Spannung ebenso wie melancholische Traumwelten: Afrikanische Rhythmen, elektronische Sequenzen oder arabisch anmutende Melodien mischen sich mit dem Klang der Trompete Uli Beckerhoffs auf eine sehr eigenwillige, bildhafte Weise. Die Lust der Musiker an einem ständigen Wandel, die Freude an Rhythmen, Klängen und überraschenden, melodiösen Wendungen schafft eine kurzweilige, cineastische Welt mit viel Raum für die Entwicklung eigener Geschichten im Kopf. Uli Beckerhoff – Trompete, Flügelhorn, Piccolotrompete
Michael Berger – ...
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Viktoria Tolstoy Quartet

Viktoria Tolstoy Quartet

(Post Tower | May 18, 2017) Viktoria Tolstoy is a natural talent. This internationally celebrated jazz singer’s voice is vibrant, powerful, and marvelously wild. Her concert in Bonn features excerpts from her new album and is dedicated to the charismatic female singers of film music. Viktoria Tolstoy – vocals
Krister Jonsson – guitar
Mattias Svensson – bass
Rasmus Kihlberg – drums ...
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Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio

(Bundeskunsthalle | 7.5.2016) By overwhelming consensus, the Vijay Iyer Trio has become one of the pivotal jazz bands of the twenty-first century. Described as “the best piano trio in jazz today” (Der Spiegel) and “the great new jazz piano trio” (The New York Times), the group is “cutting-edge, but always accessible” (The Guardian). This music is emotionally resonant and deeply interactive, radiating groove and brimming with polyrhythmic detail; rooted in tradition yet truly innovative in style and form. The trio has earned the admiration of audiences, musicians, and journalists worldwide with its two previous albums, Historicity (2009) and Accelerando (2012), ...
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Web Web plus Special Guest Joy Denalane

Web Web plus Special Guest Joy Denalane

(Post Tower | May 28, 2019) He is a gifted bass player and an accomplished composer – and, yes, he’s also Clint Eastwood’s son. Kyle Eastwood has composed music for many of his father’s films and as a bandleader has released nine albums with his own compositions. His music combines jazz with influences from pop, rock, and funk. His current program, In Transit, interprets timeless classics with melodic elegance and tight grooves. Roberto Di Gioia – piano
Tony Lakatos – saxophone
Christian von Kaphengst – bass
Peter Gall – drums
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WDR Big Band with Bob Mintzer presents Louis Cole & Genevieve Artadi of Knower

WDR Big Band with Bob Mintzer presents Louis Cole & Genevieve Artadi of Knower

(Telekom-Forum| May 25, 2019) The WDR Big Band like you never heard it before: the respected ensemble will work together with Knower for the first time, a duo for electronic music founded in 2010 that has become an international Internet sensation with viral videos, discographies, and audio-visual live projects. The creative mastermind of this collaboration with the WDR Big Band is Bob Mintzer, who once again reveals his ability to bring different worlds together. Genevieve Artadi – vocals
Louis Cole – drums, vocals
 
WDR Big Band
Bob Mintzer – saxophon, conductor
Johan Hörlen, Karolina Strassmayer, Olivier Peters, Paul ...
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Wolfgang Haffner Quartett

Wolfgang Haffner Quartett

(Haus der Geschichte | May 5, 2018) In the course of his 30 years on the stage, Wolfgang Haffner has worked with almost all of the big names in jazz and rock. Tales of his mastery are legendary. In 2017, he and a group of trusted virtuoso friends released the album Kind of Spain, a heartfelt project where ballads of serene and exquisite beauty celebrate the Spanish joy of living. Wolfgang Haffnerdrums
Roberto Di Gioiapiano
Christopher Dellvibraphone
Christian Dienerbass ...
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WDR Big Band Köln, Bob Mintzer & Mike Mainieri

WDR Big Band Köln, Bob Mintzer & Mike Mainieri

(Universität Bonn | May 13, 2017) The fusion band Steps Ahead was one of the Super Groups of the 1980s with its joyous and unrestrained love of experimentation. Now, Mike Mainieri and Bob Mintzer, two of the Founding Fathers of Steps Ahead, join with the internationally acclaimed WDR Big Band to explore new dimensions of sound.
Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
Bob Mintzer –  saxophone, arrangement, lead
Johan Hörlen, Karolina Strassmayer, Olivier Peters, Paul Heller, Jens Neufang – saxophones
Wim Both, Rob Bruynen, Andy Haderer, Ruud Breuls, John Marshall – trumpets
Ludwig Nuss, Shannon Barnett, Andy Hunter, Mattis Cederberg – trombones
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Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio

Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio

(Haus der Geschichte | 12.5.2015) The musical scope of the jazz guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel inspires awe; it goes from jazz pop via world music up to experiments with ecclesiastical choir music. In his newest project, he dedicates himself to chamber jazz in the guitar trio format. Two strong partners and companions will be accompanying him: Larry Grenadier on the bass and Jorge Rossy on drums. The basis of their joint work is pieces by Muthspiel, which will be told by the three masters of improvisation in an ever-new and different way. Top craft meets an airy sound; minimalist impressions meet ...
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WDR Big Band & Erik Truffaz

WDR Big Band & Erik Truffaz

(Bundeskunsthalle | 15.5.2015) The profile of the WDR Big Band, a ‘cultural orchestra’, as a band specialising in premières is defined through the constant development and performance of new programmes within a stylistically broad range. At the same time, the internationally cast big band has a special relationship to European traditions, especially to jazz ‘made in Europe’. Now the band goes on tour with French trumpeter Erik Truffaz. ‘Face to Face’ is the title of their joint project, in which the music by Erik Truffaz is transferred to the WDR Big Band. All titles are arrangements of his compositions, and ...
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WAYNE SHORTER QUARTETT

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTETT

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTETT featuring Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci und Brian Blade  Ohne Netz und doppelten Boden: Furchtlos und erfinderisch. Wayne Shorter beantwortet die Frage nach dem Sinn des Lebens mit: Tue, was Du tun willst. Um gleich hinzuzufügen, dass man dieses Ziel nur in der Interaktion mit anderen erreichen kann. Der 80-jährige Saxophonist, der mit Musikern wie John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins oder Miles Davis seine Karriere begann und mit „Weather Report” berühmt wurde, ist nicht nur Gründer des Quartetts, sondern auch der Mentor seiner Mitmusiker: Er öffnet Danilo Pérez am Klavier, John Patitucci am Bass und Brian Blade am Schlagzeug ...
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WDR Big Band & John-Dennis Renken (Trompete) & Andreas Wahl (Gitarre)

WDR Big Band & John-Dennis Renken (Trompete) & Andreas Wahl (Gitarre)

„Rough and ready“ – Expressive Kompositionen des Zodiak Trio. Stets neue Programme in einem stilistisch weiten Spektrum zu entwickeln und aufzuführen, definiert das Profil des „Kulturorchesters“ WDR Bigband als Ur- und Erstaufführungsorchester. Gleichzeitig hat die international besetzte Big Band einen Bezug zur europäischen Tradition, speziell zum Jazz „made in Europe“, in diesem Fall Jazz „Made in Germany“. Florian Ross – Leitung und Arrangement
Johan Hörlen – Saxophon
Karolina Strassmayer – Saxophon
Olivier Peters – Saxophon
Paul Heller – Saxophon
Jens Neufang – Bariton-Saxophon und Bass-Saxophon
Ludwig Nuss – Posaune
Shannon Barnett – Posaune
Andy Hunter – Posaune
Mattis Cederberg – Bassposaune
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Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets

(Universität | May 26, 2019) The Yellowjackets are a US-American fusion band. Originally part of the Robben Ford Group, their sound has continually evolved and developed. Russell Ferrante’s compositions are one of their trademarks, with infectious melodies accompanied by a creative rhythm section. Raising Our Voice is the Yellowjackets’ latest album, which listeners in Bonn will be able to hear live for the first time. Bob Mintzer – saxophone, clarinet
Russell Ferrante – keys
Dane Alderson – bass
William Kennedy – drums Tickets for the double concert Julia Hülsmann Oktett and Yellowjackets:
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Youn Sun Nah/Ulf Wakenius

Youn Sun Nah/Ulf Wakenius

Virtuos, verspielt, eigenartig, from outer space. Die Sängerin aus Korea spielt mit dem Wechsel der Kulturen, liebt die Freiheit und Grenzenlosigkeit des Jazz. Zusammen mit dem Gitarristen Ulf Wakenius spricht sie eine ganz eigene Sprache, schöpft die Möglichkeiten aus, die ihr die Stimme nicht nur mit Worten bietet, um Dinge zu erzählen, die berühren. Einfach faszinierend.

Youn Sun Nah – Gesang
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