Opening concert

Vijay Iyer & Nduduzo Makhathini

Wednesday, October 2, 2024, BASF Feierabendhaus

Vijay Iyer & Nduduzo Makhathini

Enjoy Jazz likes to bring surprising projects to the stage - new collaborations that you would hardly have expected, but which arouse anticipation simply because of the names involved: that's what happened at this year's opening concert. Pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, who the New York Times once described as a "social conscience, multimedia player, system developer, rhapsodist, historical thinker and multicultural door opener", meets pianist and "healer" Nduduzo Makhathini. Many influences come together in this duo concert: In the case of Iyers, these are South Asian and West African traditions; in the case of the South African Makhathini, the music and rich jazz tradition of his homeland as well as his spiritual background of experience.

Both are united by a love of the avant-garde African-American jazz of the 60s and 70s, from Thelonious Monk to John and Alice Coltrane. Two pianos, four hands, a thousand ideas - this can only be a brilliant evening!

© Ebru Yildiz, © Arthur Dlamini

At a glance

Start: Wednesday, October 2, 2024, 20:00

Admission: 19:00

Location: BASF Feierabendhaus, Leuschnerstraße 47, Ludwigshafen, 67063, Germany

Seating: se ated

Tickets: 30 € - 50 €

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Nduduzo Makhathini : p

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