Jazz – That’s introverted, sweating men, moving to the beat with stamina and a touch of nerdiness on a dark, smoky stage. Well, that might be one aspect of jazz. The 53rd Jazzfest Berlin shows that this musical style is extremely versatile and, above all, extremely feminine beyond the singers with smoky voices in glittering gowns. From November 1st to 6th, the festival in Berlin will be presenting a total of 22 jazz-formations, more than half of which are led by women. Julia Hülsmann, a SWR Jazz Award winner, will be making the start with her quartet, accompanied by the young Hamburger saxophonist Anna-Lena Schnabel – closely followed by a further newcomer on the saxophone, Norwegian Mette Henriette, whose debut album was acclaimed in jazz circles in 2015. Closing act of the kaleidoscopic festival will be the American singer/songwriter Julia Holter, who will be appearing with a project specially developed for the Jazzfest and several string players from Berlin. And in between a dozen concerts await (with many fantastically jazzy male musicians too, of course) as well as a film screening and artist talks revolving around music influenced by improvisation, swing and instrumental harmony. We’re giving away one pair of tickets for the closing concert to the particularly groovy amongst you. Send us an email headlining HEEBIE JEEBIES to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jazzfest Berlin | November 1st to 6th, 2016 | Tickets | Webseite