Dear friends of Jazzfest Bonn,

Now that the Corona pandemic and the associated restrictions have kept us all on tenterhooks for so long, there are slight glimmers of hope on the horizon.  Even though it is not possible for event organizers to plan 100 percent at the moment, we are still working on developing concepts for the implementation of concerts that meet the ever-changing regulations. For example, concerts are conceivable for the replacement dates, where the audience is divided into two groups. At the same time, we are sounding out open-air alternatives where a larger audience could be permitted.  We are facing up to our responsibility and doing everything in our power not to endanger the health of our spectators and all those involved in the festival, and yet to make up for all the concerts of last year’s festival.

In such a difficult time for culture, we are sincerely grateful for the great support of our sponsors, who are bearing the postponement of the concerts together with us.  To you, our dear fans, we owe our deepest gratitude: for your loyalty, your patience, your trust and the many words of encouragement. Yes, culture is important – more than just fun and leisure! It is a very important part of our lives as human beings.  I am convinced of that. Our very big request: Keep your tickets and look forward to better times with us! Only with your help can we succeed in leading the Jazzfest Bonn into a hopefully carefree festival future.

Ten dates for this year are already fixed (see below), more are being planned.  We will publish these via our homepage, our social media channels and the press.  If you sign up for our newsletter, you won’t miss any information. You can find the application form here. If you have specific questions, please feel free to send us an email with your request and, if applicable, your phone number to

We look forward to hopefully being able to experience jazz music live with you again soon. Stay healthy!

Best wishes, your
Peter Materna, artistic director of Jazzfest Bonn


Overview new concert dates 2021

_Wednesday, 18.8.2021, Mathias Eick Quintet / Kinga Głyk, NEW LOCATION: Pantheon
_Saturday, 21.8.2021, Norbert Scholly & Rainer Böhm / Django Bates, Beethoven-Haus
_Friday, 27.8.2021, Richie Beirach & Sirius Quartet, Beethoven-Haus
_Saturday, 28.8.2021, Iiro Rantala solo / Iiro Rantala & Galatea Quartett, Beethoven-Haus
_Thursday, 2.9.2021, Dell/Lillinger/Westergaard & Bob Degen / Jacky Terrasson Trio, Pantheon
_Friday, 3.9.2021, Simon Oslender Trio / Till Brönner & Band, NEW LOCATION: Opernhaus
_Saturday, 4.9.2021, Jazzanova Soundsystem / Jazzrausch Bigband, NEW LOCATION: Opernhaus
_Thursday, 16.9.2021, Tobias Feldmann und Frank Dupree / Frank Dupree Trio, NEW LOCATION: LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn
_Saturday, 23.10.2021, Bundesjazzorchester / Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, Telekom Forum
_Sunday, 24.10.2021, Jan Garbarek Group, Telekom Forum


New concert date 2022
_Sunday, 1.5.2022, EOS Chamber Orchestra Cologne & Niels Klein Trio / Michael Wollny Trio, Opernhaus


Concerts that will be postponed

_Roger Hanschel & Auryn Quartett / Silje Nergaard Duo, Volksbank-Haus
_Peter Gall Quartett / Malia, Post Tower
_Laura Jurd DINOSAUR / Denis Gäbel Quartet, Brotfabrik
_Rolf und Joachim Kühn, Haus der Geschichte


What does this mean for your tickets?
The purchased tickets remain valid for the new dates. We ask our jazz festival fans to inform themselves about the currently valid Corona restrictions and the corresponding entrance regulations via our homepage or our newsletter.

You can’t make use of the alternative date?
If you can foresee that you will not be able to attend the new date after the publication of the alternative date, we will of course take back your tickets. In this case the tickets as well as online tickets must be returned to the place where they were purchased. The ticket service provider will inquire with us whether we as the organizer approve the return and, after our consent, initiate the processing. However, we must inform you that advance booking fees cannot be refunded.
Furthermore, there is the possibility to donate your ticket: By doing so, you support the Jazzfest Bonn in this challenging time and enable us to continue our work in this exceptional situation. We will gladly issue a donation receipt that entitles you to a tax deduction. Please simply send us your tickets by mail.