Dear friends of Jazzfest Bonn,

We would like to thank you for your numerous phone calls and e-mails, for your understanding and friendly encouragement.

Due to the current situation and the decision of the state government, it is now confirmed that the concerts planned from 30 April to 30 May 2020 cannot take place in that period of time. We deeply regret that we will not be able to celebrate the Jazzfest Bonn together this spring. The programme for our festival in the Beethoven anniversary year has been scheduled with even more passion and effort than usual, and you have accepted our concerts with equal enthusiasm – already at the beginning of March the festival was almost sold out.

The current situation is hard on us, to each in his own way. During this time everyone is called upon to make responsible decisions, to stand together and to look into the future positively.

We have now drawn up various scenarios for our festival that we will concretize in the upcoming weeks. Currently we are planning to move some of the concerts to November, the exact dates are still being processed. Further concerts will be postponed to spring 2021.

What does this mean for your tickets?

The purchased tickets retain their validity for the new dates. If you are not able to come on the alternative dates, it is possible to convert the tickets into a voucher which can be redeemed at a later time. Furthermore you can donate your tickets: In doing so, you can support Jazzfest Bonn during this challenging time and enable us to continue our work despite this exceptional situation. We will be happy to issue you a donation receipt that entitles you to a tax deduction. Although we would be very happy if you would  make use of one of the above mentioned options, we also will take back your tickets as a gesture of goodwill. Please grant us some time for all these procedures, as the planning of the alternative dates still needs some time.

As soon as we can provide the specific new dates, we will share these and further details with you via our website and social media. You can subscribe to our free newsletter here and will not miss any current information.

Thank you very much for the trust you have placed in us and we wish you and your families all the best und good health!


Peter Materna and the team of Jazzfest Bonn