Jazzfest Berlin

1 - 4 November 2018

The Jazzfest Berlin is the final chord in the city's jazz calendar. The world renowned festival celebrates the manifold and diverse styles of jazz music with gigs in Berlin's well-established clubs.
Jazzfest Berlin 2017
Ambrose Akinmusire © Camille Blake

In early November Berlin becomes jazzy. For 50 years, jazz musicians from Berlin and all over the world have come together to play at the Jazzfest, making the festival one of the oldest and most prestigious in Europe. Among its guests have been big names such as Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington. The Jazzfest Berlin is part of the Berliner Festspiele.

Jazzfest Berlin 2017

Among the 150 participating jazz musicians and ensembles in 2017 were Tyshawn Sorey, Shabaka & the Ancestors, Gebhard Ullmann, Angelika Niescier, Geir Lysne & NDR Bigband, Nels Cline, Chris Tordini, Ambrose Akinmusire, Michael Wollny, and Mônica Vasconcelos.

Nadin Deventer new artistic director starting in 2018

Following Richard Williams at the artistic helm for three years, curator Nadin Deventer takes on the artistic direction of Jazzfest Berlin from 2018 onwards.

Opening Hours: 1 - 4 November 2018
Useful hints: The central venue is the Haus der Berliner Festspiele with its main auditorium and the Side Stage. Further concerts will take place at the A-Trane jazz club, at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and at the club Lido. The full programme is available at the Jazzfest Berlin website.
Internet: Official Jazzfest Berlin website (in English)
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