JazzFest Berlin 2010Goes Europe!
This year's edition of the Berlin Jazz Festival (JazzFest Berlin 2010) will take place from November 3 to 7. Artistic director Nils Landgren
and the Berliner Festspiele treat you to a resounding jazz experience with 23 events, more than 30 jazz ensembles and roughly 250 musicians. The recent festival focusses on the colourful varieties of European jazz in a multi-faceted five-days programme.
Different generations of German jazz are representedby elder statesman Emil Mangelsdorff
, by visionary avant-garde pianist Joachim Kuhn
as well as his highly acclaimed young collegue, shooting star Pablo Held
or by Peter Bolte
. And a long concert night is dedicated to the present and future of the local jazz scene with the Jazz-Institute Berlin. Collected and grouped together in a couple of bands of different talent/teacher shapes and sizes it promises to be a most thrilling and lively event.
From the European heartland of Austria we welcome Jazz Bigband Graz
, trumpeter Lorenz Raab
's trio Deja Bleu
and Viennese trombonist Daniel Riegler
with his ensemble Studio Dan
. Besides improvisators such as Denis Colin
and and rising talent Céline Bonacina
on the baritone saxophone, France sends its Orchestre National de Jazz with an homage to Billie Holiday
. In London, Nils has spotted Partisans
and Led Bib
while the city's expatriate Django Bates
introduces his recent Danish trio with a Charlie Parker
homage.The amazing Kočani Orkestar
from Macedonia teams up with the south Italian 'banda' Municipale Balcanica
. Coming in from the north, we have Finnish pianist and harpist Iro Haarla
, from Sweden vocalist Sofia Jernberg
with pianist Cecilia Persson
(Paavo) and saxophonist Magnus Lindgren
. And Dutch alto saxophonist Paul Van Kemenade
will actually display his talent with two outfits in one Quasimodo-concert. JazzFest Berlin 2010's programme boasts of more singing than ever before: US-vocal quartet Moss with Theo Bleckmann
, the eccentric Danish-German duo Little Red Suitcase
or singer Christine Tobin
from Ireland, to name but a few.
As in previous years, all concerts will be recorded and/or simulcast by ARD, German public radio. Moreover, the festival has developed three joint projects with the ARD network: Kinsmen
featuring alto saxophonists Rudresh Mahanthappa
and Kadri Gopalnath
, zeitkratzer's commissioned project with Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdal
and Danish trumpeter Palle Mikkelborg
, as well as the hr-Bigband's concert with German avant-piano legend Joachim Kuhn
Besides Haus der Berliner Festspiele, clubs A-Trane and Quasimodo, Hotel Savoy Berlin and Jazz-Institute Berlin's Georg-Neumann-Saal at Einsteinufer will be the venues for JazzFest Berlin 2010.
The festival programme and advance tickets are now available at www.jazzfest-berlin.de / 030-25489-100.