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More than 50 years of Jazzfest Berlin


azz in the city: on the following 4 festival days (November 3 to 6) jazz fans will again get their money's worth. Already for the 59th time the festival takes place in Berlin.

cover image: Mette Rasmussen ((c) Francesco Saggio) / above: Rodrigo Amado’s The Bridge ((c) Cristina Marx, Frank Rubolino, Petra Cvelba, Peter Grannushkinr)

This year over 150 musicians from 25 countries will perform at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and the various festival stages at the A-Trane, Quasimodo and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, including numerous representatives of the US and European avant-gardes, as well as the contemporary creative music of South Africa, Brazil and the Black Sea region. Many acts celebrate their German, European or World premiere at Jazzfest Berlin – and about half are led or co-led by women.

Camille Émaille ((c) Fabio Lugaro)
Asher Gamedze ((c) Frank Schmitt)

This year’s focus is on creative connections between progressive jazz aesthetics and folkloric tradition, there are many new discoveries of historical jazz traditions, and for those who can’t attend the concert evenings live: the performances will be broadcast live on the radio and will then also be available in the Berliner Festspiele Mediathek.

The Brother Moves On ((c) Courtesy of the artist)

Finally, the Kiezspaziergang (Neighborhood Walk) on Sunday also invites you to explore, opening the last day of the festival with intimate concerts in a wine shop, a gallery and a bookstore around the Festspielhaus.

Umlaut Big Band ((c) Léa Lanoë Photogramme)

When? 03 – 06 November 2022

Where & What? Daily changing concerts, performances, discussions and events.

All Jazzfest Berlin concerts are recorded by ARD and Deutschlandradio and broadcast live or delayed.

Tickets? via the website