Dear friends of Jazzfest Bonn,

the decision of the Prime Minister’s Conference on the fight against the Corona pandemic of 28.10.20 and the current regulations leave us no choice. The concert halls will be closed from 2.11. until the end of the month. Therefore we unfortunately have to postpone all catch-up dates planned for November once again.
During the last weeks we have continuously monitored the numbers, had talks with artists, agencies, locations etc. In addition, two performances of the concerts with a reduced number of spectators had been planned, hygiene concepts had been drawn up and rejected again. Despite the lack of planning security due to constant changes in the requirements, massive travel restrictions for our artists and ultimately no longer given profitability, we have continued to stick to our plans. Now the decision was taken out of our hands.
But we look positively into the future: Every concert, really EVERY concert that could not take place this year, will be made up for in 2021. At the same time, we are planning concepts for the replacement dates to divide the audience into two groups again – if necessary. We are also working on open-air alternatives (unforgettable here is our fall concert with OF CABBAGES AND KINGS at Burg Lede) and we want to extend the time frame to September 2021 if possible to minimize the risk. We are doing everything possible and take the responsibility not to endanger the health of our audience and all people involved in the festival.

In a time so difficult for culture, we are sincerely grateful for the great support of our sponsors, who are sharing the responsibility of postponing the concerts. Our greatest thanks go to you, our dear fans: for your loyalty, your patience, your trust and the many encouraging words of recent times. Yes, culture is important – more than just fun and leisure activities! It is a very important part of our life as human beings.
Here now our big request: Keep your tickets and look forward to better times with us! Only with your help can the Jazzfest Bonn succeed in leading the festival into the next year and hopefully into a carefree future.
The first dates in 2021 have already been fixed (see below), more will follow soon. We will publish them via our homepage, social media and the press. If you sign up for our free newsletter, you will not miss any information. You can find the application form here. If you have specific questions, please send us an email with your request and, if necessary, your telephone number to
We look forward to seeing you next year, until then we wish you all the best. Stay healthy!

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

P.S. ATTENTION: If you have received an e-mail from Bonnticket with different information about the concert dates, please do not pay attention to this. There is an error here.


Specifically, the postponement affects the following dates in November:
_Sunday, 15.11.20, Mathias Eick Quintet / Kinga Głyk, Bundeskunsthalle, NEW DATE: Saturday, 12.6.2021
_Monday, 16.11.20,  Iiro Rantala solo / Iiro Rantala & Galatea Quartett, Beethoven-Haus, NEW DATE: Saturday, 28.8.2021
_Friday, 20.11.20, Jan Garbarek Group, Telekom Forum, NEW DATE: Saturday, 26.6.2021
_Wednesday, 25.11.20, Roger Hanschel & Auryn Quartet / Silje Nergaard Duo, Volksbank-Haus, NEW DATE: Sunday, 6.6.2021
_Saturday, 28.11.20, Bundesjazzorchester / Klaus Doldinger’s Passport, Telekom Forum, NEW DATE: Sunday, 27.6.2021

In addition, the following alternative dates have already been fixed:
_Saturday, 1.5.2021, EOS Chamber Orchestra Cologne & Niels Klein Trio / Michael Wollny Trio, Opernhaus
_Thursday, 3.6.2021, Tobias Feldmann und Frank Dupree / Frank Dupree Trio, Beethoven-Haus

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 post.