Dear music lovers, dinner is served! The long time of feverish waiting has finally come to an end. The tickets for the jazz giant and this year's Artist of Residence are now on sale. Archie Shepp are now on sale. At a total of three concerts and one lecture, the pioneering Sheppwho is considered one of the most important intellectuals in contemporary jazz, will elicit avant-garde nuances from his saxophone and, as an ardent advocate of the fight against inequality and against political and social injustice, demonstrate the inseparable connection between jazz and social awareness.
At 24.10.2018 it will be with oureArtist of Residence in this context at the National Theatre Mannheim a highly anticipated world premiere. Archie Shepp will perform for the first time his album "Fire Music", released in 1965 by Impulse! "Fire Music in its entirety for the first time. The work, which deals with the Vietnam War and the African-American civil rights movement, is one of the most groundbreaking, courageous and explosive in terms of content. and explosive in its content. Shepp's albums.
At 09.11.2018 will be Shepp together with the pianist Jason Moran at the Old Fire Station Mannheim as a guest. This meeting of two soloists who are both in a class of their own is likely to be a further highlight. another highlight of the festival.
Also in the Old Fire Station Mannheim will be Shepp on 07.11.2018 as special guest of Anarchist Republic Of Bzzzon whose album "United Diktatürs of Europe" he has also already made a guest appearance, take the stage.
Rounding off the music programme, there will be 28.10.2018 at European Court Heidelberg a Matinee with Christian Broecking on the topic Fire Music at which Archie Shepp will be present as a special guest.
Tickets for the events can be purchased at all known advance booking offices or conveniently via our homepage.