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Moers Festival 2018

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Moers Festival
Moers, Germany
May 18-21, 2018

The long-established Moers Festival has undergone several changes in recent years. Its distinctive circus top tent was retired in 2013, making way for a custom-designed Halle to house most of the main concerts. Then, two years ago, the festival director and programmer switched ...

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Jamie Cullum and Joss Stone at Stuttgart Jazz Open 2018

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Jamie Cullum and Joss Stone
Schlossplatz
Stuttgart Jazz Open
Stuttgart, Germany
July 19, 2018

The Stuttgart Jazz Open was seeking special things to commemorate the festival's 25th anniversary edition. With a double bill featuring Jamie Cullum and Joss Stone, that goal was accomplished to the delight of a dancing, sellout ...

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Jazzdor Berlin

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Kulturbrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg)
Jazzdor Berlin
June 5-8, 2018

Jazzdor Berlin is a satellite of the Jazzdor Festival of Strasbourg founded 31 years ago. This year's 12th edition of the Franco-German festival held as usual at Kulturbrauerei, an abandoned brewery in Berlin borough Prenzlauer Berg, presented 11 groups with 40 musicians during four ...

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Jazzfest Bonn 2018

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Jazzfest Bonn
Bonn, Germany
May 3-5, 2018

The city of Bonn, situated on the banks of the Rhine River south of Cologne in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia, is the southernmost part of the Rhine-Ruhr region, Germany's largest metropolitan area, with over 11 million inhabitants. Bonn formerly functioned as the ...

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Jazzahead! 2018

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Bremen Trade Fair Hall
Jazzahead!
Bremen, Germany
April 21-23, 2018

Jazzahead!, the three-day annual jazz marketplace marketplace of/for jazz in the Hanseatic city of Bremen in North-Western Germany with 3,283 participants from 61 countries stood strong and steady again this year. A total of 40 showcases over three ...

Karapatakis / Hildenbrand / Spyridakis

A cross cultural project based to a new sound conception of Gabriel Karapatakis (Cyprus), Hub Hildenbrand (Berlin Germany) and Zacharias Spyridakis (Crete Greece). Since their first concert in Berlin in March 2015 they played together. The chemistry is surprising. The concept of the members of this group behind the music is common and very interesting.They had encountered each other in their travels is a certainty. Their music is decidedly lyrical with accessible nature and attractive themes but might turns energetic with some truly exciting peaks. Gabriel’s, Hub’s and Zacharias’s background knowledge and experience corresponds to configurations that have been internalized over time by a number of different styles

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Of Poland, Kids and Stingrays – jazzahead! 2018

Of Poland, Kids and Stingrays – jazzahead! 2018

On 19 April, jazzahead!, the jazz world‘s international trade fair opens in Bremen, Germany. The programme of events is now completely in place, with specific focus on partner country Poland, the German Jazz Expo, plus panel sessions on the marketing of jazz. The Polish Jazz Scene – on Show in Bremen Poland is at the heart ...

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James Blood Ulmer and the Thing at Bochum Art Museum

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James Blood Ulmer and The Thing
Bochum Art Museum
Bochum, Germany
April 8, 2018

Improvisational master guitarist Ulmer has played a number of varying, high quality shows around Germany in recent years, solidifying his reputation as a wide-ranging entertainer. Tonight's set was one of his best.

A considerable contribution ...

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Cologne Open 2018

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Cologne Open
Stadtgarten
Cologne, Gemany
March 1-2, 2018

Cologne Open, the first edition of a new showcase festival offering a selection of the city's jazz musicians, spanned two nights in the renowned Stadtgarten venue. It was launched on the occasion of a meeting of the newly established Artistic ...

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Register Now: Jazzahead! 2018 Set for April 19-22 in Bremen, Germany

Register Now: Jazzahead! 2018 Set for April 19-22 in Bremen, Germany

Where the jazz world gathers The international jazz trade fair jazzahead! 2018 in Bremen has a special focus on partner country Poland, an increase in participants from Central Europe and innovations in the conference programme. The jazz trade fair has seen an increase in registrations from its target markets This year’s jazzahead!, the 13th edition, will take place ...