Artist Talk with Iñaki Bonillas

HDKV-Heidelberg Art Association Hauptstrasse 97, Heidelberg

Artist Talk & DJ Set with Iñaki Bonillas and Maxi Broecking On Saturday, October 1, there will be an artist talk and DJ set with the outstanding Mexican photo artist Iñaki Bonillas, this year's partner of Enjoy Jazz's artist cooperation for the festival poster, at the Heidelberger Kunstverein. The event will be hosted by the director of the Heidelberger Kunstverein Søren Grammel, who together with Enjoy Jazz festival director ...

Opening concert: Sona Jobarteh

King's Hall Heidelberg Castle Schlosshof 1, Heidelberg

Tradition and modernity. In these thoroughly frustrating backlash times, the opening concert of the current festival year sets a decided counterpoint. Sona Jobarteh is the first female kora player in West Africa. The kora is a harp instrument with 21 strings that looks back on a long tradition. Usually, the griot instrument is played exclusively by men, who pass on the playing technique to their sons. In this respect, Sona Jobarteh's older brother ...

51,60EUR

Abdullah Ibrahim Solo

Pfalzbau Berliner Str. 30, Ludwigshafen

"Good News from Africa" is a legendary album title of the South African pianist, composer and activist Abdullah Ibrahim, whose name was Adolphe Johannes "Dollar" Brand before his conversion to Islam. Born on 9 October 1934 in Cape Town, Abdullah Ibrahim is probably Africa's most influential jazz musician. Those who may remember the great concerts with Hugh Masekela and Larry ...

45EUR

Angel Bat Dawid

Karlstorbahnhof Am Karlstor 1, Heidelberg

Angel Bat Dawid, who describes herself as a clarinetist, composer and "spiritual jazz fortune teller", is clearly a busy woman. She runs a record shop on Chicago's South Side, organises interdisciplinary events with the Participatory Music Coalition and often sits in with various musicians in Chicago's music venues. She even wrote an opera last year inspired by the Song of Solomon, with dancers, ...

21,90EUR

Kokoroko

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

It was a celebration: three years ago, Kokoroko performed at Enjoy Jazz for the first time, and the Alte Feuerwache had wisely dispensed with concert seating - no one would have been able to keep their seats. What trumpeter Sheila Maurice-Grey and guitarist Oscar Jerome had in mind when they founded Kokoroko: a completely contemporary form of the music once played by Fela ...

29,50EUR

Elina Duni & Rob Luft

Providence Church Karl-Ludwig-Strasse 8, Heidelberg

Produced in southern France in February 2020 and released in mid-November 2020, the album "Lost Ships" by Elina Duni caused quite a stir in the feuilleton. 12 songs on the themes of love and exile are interpreted here with chamber music delicacy: a concept album with clearly political undertones - homeland, migration, ecology are mostly melancholically discussed here around moods and emotional states such as loneliness, alienation, ...

25,20EUR

Enjoy Jazz School Big Band

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

As is well known, the past two pandemic years were a pretty lean and hard time for professional musicians. But also for young talents, especially pupils playing together in bands, it couldn't have gone worse: Not much was possible; lessons and joint rehearsals - like so much else - fell victim to the various Corona waves. All the more pleasing that ...

5EUR

DJ Krush

Karlstorbahnhof Am Karlstor 1, Heidelberg

Attention, legend! Alive! One would like to play Hideaki Ishii a.k.a. DJ Krush Tom Liwa's "cover story versus full page ad". The beginning: "Hey dude! Wouldn't have thought ...". Hey dude! Wouldn't have thought that the peculiar mix of hip-hop, trip-hop, jazzy ambient breakbeats that landed you on James Lavelle's mega-hip "Mo' Wax" label in the mid-1990s would carry you into the second decade of the ...

24,10EUR

Jan Garbarek Group feat. Trilok Gurtu

Pfalzbau Berliner Str. 30, Ludwigshafen

It's hard to believe! On 4 March 2022, Jan Garbarek, the seemingly ageless man, celebrated his 75th birthday. To mark this occasion, but not only, the year 2022 will be marked by an extensive live presence of the highly popular Jan Garbarek Group, which has been on the road in changing formations since 1979. Inspired by John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon, Garbarek developed a ...

45EUR

Tania Giannouli Solo

Peace Church Ludwigshafen Leuschnerstrasse 56, Ludwigshafen am Rhein

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26,30EUR

SWR Jazz Prize: Petter Eldh

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

A short excursion into the "Time Tunnel": In March 2012, the Berlin quartet Schneeweiß und Rosenrot won the New German Jazz Award at the Alte Feuerwache with the kind of pop music that only jazz musicians can play. In the spotlight at the time: singer Lucia Cadotsch and pianist Johanna Borchert. Back then in the background: the Swedish bassist Petter Eldh and the drummer Marc Lohr. ...

20,80Euro

David Helbock's Random/Control

Ella & Louis Rosengartenplatz 2, Mannheim

More than two dozen instruments on stage, but only three musicians: David Helbock largely restricts himself to those with keys. Birds of a feather are the two wind players, trained among others at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Johannes Bär is responsible for the brass, from trumpet to bass flugelhorn to alphorn and tuba. Andreas Broger plays the woodwind instruments: saxophones, clarinets, flute. "I consider this musician ...

26EUR

Gabrielle Koehlhoeffer Trio

DAI Heidelberg Sofienstraße 2, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg

When you see and hear a double bass for the first time at the age of ten, the mighty body of the instrument either intimidates you - or you are gobsmacked and fascinated. In the case of Gabrielle Randrian Koehlhoeffer, the second was the case and the fascination was so strong that she switched from the piano, on which she had already received lessons, to the bass. With a classical ...

17,50EUR

Vels Trio

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

For a long time, the (legitimate) media hype about the new wave of Brit jazz concentrated on the highly creative London scene around the "Tomorrow's Warriors" music collective, represented by musicians like Shabaka Hutchings, Mose Boyd, Nubya Garcia and Theon Cross. The compilation "Kaleidoscope. New Spirits Known & Unknown", which pointed to comparably productive indie jazz scenes in ...

Alabaster DePlume

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

Saxophonist, arranger and poet Alabaster DePlume is one of the most amazing blossoms in the motley portfolio of Chicago hipster jazz label International Anthem. While labelmates like Irreversible Entanglements, Jaimie Branch, Makaya McCraven, Ben LaMar Gay or Angel Bat Dawid inject much-needed fresh energy into improvised music with a wide variety of concepts and strategies, Angus Fairbain, originally from Manchester, understands his music more ...

Tord Gustavsen Trio

engelhorn fashion squared O5 1, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg

In connection with Tord Gustavsen's work and especially his new trio album "Opening", the term "relaxed" is often mentioned. However, anyone who wants to understand this as a synonym for "thoughtful" or even "harmless" is barking up the wrong tree: relaxed is rather another word for freedom, for the sovereign handling of the available means, for an opening towards the ...

40,60EUR

Jazztage Schwetzingen Opening: CIRCE

Rococo Theatre Am Schloß, Schwetzingen, Baden-Württemberg

Alessandro Bravo is no stranger to Schwetzingen. Years ago, Manfred Kern from the Schwetzingen Jazz Initiative heard the Italian pianist at a festival in Umbria and got to know and appreciate him. Invitations to the Kurpfalz followed; but now he is coming to the Jazztage for the first time as part of Enjoy Jazz - with a band that has it all. With ...

13,10EUR

Matinee: "MY SOUL'S WILL TO LIVE" Charles Mingus 100

Pfalzbau Berliner Str. 30, Ludwigshafen

"I am Charles Mingus, half black man, not even white enough to pass for nothing but black. I am Charles Mingus, a famed jazzman, but not famed enough to make a living in this society". Charles Mingus was the paradox of a suffering inflicter: socially not infrequently uncontrollably uninhibited, compositionally of well-controlled clarity. He himself diagnosed himself as having a triple split ...

18,60EUR

Melanie Charles

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

A long, long time ago, the jazz critic with the exalted-sounding name George O. von Frank once listed some characteristics by which one would recognise a jazz vocalist. At the top of the list is respect for melody and text. This is followed by a feeling for rhythm, intonation and phrasing. Good taste is also necessary in the selection of ...

Concert in the dark: Ditzner / Lömsch Duo

Castle School Schlossstraße 23, Ilvesheim

Ticket reservations via Enjoy Jazz exclusively by phone from Monday - Friday at 06221 6470420. If that's not a well-rehearsed team: drummer Erwin Ditzner and saxophonist Lömsch Lehmann, two heroes of the regional scene, have known each other for ages, played together in the Mardi Gras Big Band and in various other constellations. And for years also again and again as a duo, which has the bandwidth ...

20EUR

Melt Trio - MuHo Inaugural Concert

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

Bernhard Meyer has held a professorship for electric bass at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts since the summer semester of 2022. Meyer, born in 1983, studied at the Jazz Institute Berlin, where he completed a master's degree in composition with John Hollenbeck. Since his youth, he has pursued joint projects with his brother, the guitarist Peter Meyer. For his inaugural concert, Meyer will bring his ...

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Anteloper (Jaimie Branch & Jason Nazary)

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

Those who had the great pleasure of witnessing Jaimie Branch's "Fly or Die" concert in Ludwigshafen's dasHaus last year now have some idea of the term "force of nature" or "bundle of energy": Branch is not only a brilliant composer and instrumentalist who knows how to use her means effectively and to the point, but also a somehow nervous-explosive entertainer. The Frankfurter Rundschau wrote of a ...

25,20EUR

John Kameel Farah

Peace Church An der Tiefburg, Heidelberg

At a concert by John Kameel Farah, one is hurled through the centuries and catapulted back and forth between continents: The Canadian, born in 1983, belongs to a generation of pianists who do not feel at home between their love of Bach and electronic frickel sounds, improvisation and notated music, but rather blossom in this tension. The son of Palestinian parents studied composition at the Conservatory of ...

26,30EUR

Alexandra Lehmler & Franck Tortiller

Mozart Hall Schwetzingen Palace

This duo has something extremely permeable, floating, almost delicate. When the vibraphone creates fragile, repetitive, rhythmic and at the same time harmonic patterns in the space, the soprano saxophone meanders almost filigree between the individual notes, sometimes awakening flute-like associations with Persian music, sometimes radiating something dance-like folkloristic. Being on stage as a duo offers freedom, and this is used to go far beyond ...

34EUR

Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

"Playing in this band is such a release for me, and I want it to be not only a release for us in the band, but also for the people we play for to experience that kind of catharsis. Like a weight is lifted off them," Buffalo-born Amirtha Kidambi once said in 1985. "When ...

21,90EUR

Devils of Moko

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

Usually it is simple coincidences that lead to sensible constellations: Pianist Dominic J. Marshall, bassist Mulele Matando and drummer Sam Gardner met at the Leeds College of Music when all three enrolled in the African Ensemble there. At the end of their studies, however, the three instrumentalists parted ways - for the time being. Marshall founded his ...

20,80EUR

Pablo Held Trio feat. Nelson Veras

Ella & Louis Rosengartenplatz 2, Mannheim

Advance booking starts on 22 July. Over the past 15 years, the Pablo Held Trio has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting, because most daring, piano trios on the European scene at least. In order not to get caught up in routines, the three musicians have developed a fine strategy for expeditions into the surprising: The renunciation of preparatory arrangements or a set list structuring the concert in the ...

24EUR

Nik Bärtsch & Les Percussions de Strasbourg

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

When Pierre Boulez came to Strasbourg in 1959 to perform his composition "Le Visage Nuptial," he needed a larger number of percussionists for it, who were eventually recruited from two symphony orchestras. The six instrumentalists selected at that time got along splendidly - and decided to stay together. In 1962, they founded Les Percussions de Strasbourg, an ensemble that continues to this day and has become known for its ...

29,50Euro

Alfa Dung

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

People like to tell such stories as a bildungsroman. A hip-hop and grime producer with an immigrant background discovers jazz and global pop while searching for interesting samples. He becomes a fan of Miles Davis' music and then teaches himself to play the piano. In 2017, after two EPs, the debut album "Antiphon" was released, which sat between all chairs with verve. ...

26,20EUR

Balimaya Project

Karlstorbahnhof Am Karlstor 1, Heidelberg

The great fascination of the young British jazz community clearly has to do with its variety, multi-perspectivity and diversity: without the musicians who draw from their different migrant realities and incorporate diverse traditions from the countries of their parents or grandparents into their work, the English jazz renaissance would be inconceivable and only half as interesting. London is the powerhouse of this ...

21,90EUR

Lukas DeRungs KOSMOS SUITE

City Church Concordia R2 2, Mannheim

Lukas DeRungs, born in Freiburg in 1990 and living in Mannheim, is one of the most interesting young talents on the local jazz scene. He already won several competitions during his piano studies in Mannheim and London, and with his quintet he proved on several stages how virtuosically he can translate the most diverse influences - from classical music to hip hop - into his jazz language. No one ...

29,60EUR

Carte Blanche Erwin Ditzner "Freedom Orchestra

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

Think big! Ever since Erwin Ditzner received a verbal commitment from festival director Rainer Kern for an annual carte blanche after an inspiring concert at Heidelberg's Karlstorbahnhof in 2008, the busy drummer has not let himself be left behind. Every year he surprises with exciting constellations that take place without rehearsals or agreements. Sometimes they only got to know each other in the evening ...

18,50EUR

Double concert: seed. & Wau Wau Collectif

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

Formerly known as SEED Ensemble, Seed. is a Mercury Award nominated ten piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi. The band showcases an outstanding line-up of some of London's most up-and-coming young jazz musicians. West African and Caribbean influenced groove, Seed. explores a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation. Their debut release Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed, 2019) features the ...

26,30EUR

Carsten Lindholm Trio

Ella & Louis Rosengartenplatz 2, Mannheim

The Carsten Lindholm Trio plays self-composed songs on an equal footing with interpretations of pop songs. Whether it's "King Of Pain" by The Police, "La la la" by Sam Smith or interpretations of music penned by Coldplay, Alanis Morrissette or Sting: the Carsten Lindholm Trio always finds an elegant way to put their jazz stamp on these world hits. A stamp that comes less from improvisations ...

24EUR

Chris Thile

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

Practice early if you want to become a finger-snapping great: Chris Thile elicited his first delicate notes from the mandolin at the age of five; at eight, the band Nickle Creek was formed as an ambitious family project; at 13, he recorded his first solo album, and in the following years there were a wide variety of collaborations that moved between bluegrass, roots music and folk, between Charlie Parker and ...

35,10EUR

Harold López-Nussa

Karlstorbahnhof Marlene-Dietrich Platz 3, Heidelberg

It doesn't happen all that often: A young man trains as a classical concert pianist, goes quite far, plays with various symphony orchestras - and then more or less suddenly decides to turn off in a completely different direction. Harold López-Nussa, born in 1983 in Havana to a family of musicians, is such a case. In his mid-20s ...

29,60EUR

Ben LaMar Gay Ensemble

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

Sometimes the label is the lifeline when it comes to assigning an album its appropriate place in the record collection. After all, you want to be able to find what you've sorted out at some point. In this case, the label is called "International Anthem". So: jazz? In May 2018, the cornetist and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay surprised the interested public with his album "Downtown Castles Can Never Block The Sun". ...

EUR24

Romain Pilon Trio

BASF Society House Anilinstraße (car park), Ludwigshafen

He glides through the music with a great sense of security - never loud, never distorted, never angry, but always unpredictable. That's what the Jazz Times wrote about the Grenoble-born guitarist Romain Pilon. Is it possible to pay a more beautiful compliment to an instrumentalist? To this eulogy one could add that Pilon is expressive, technically sophisticated, but never hardened - his ...

20EUR

Rosie Frater-Taylor

BASF Society House Anilinstraße (car park), Ludwigshafen

That has to come first! In your early 20s, you dare to perform idiosyncratic cover versions of "Dreams" (Stevie Nicks) and "Crazy" (Seal) and to bring new facets to these world-famous songs. But that is by far not all. Actually coming from the folk corner, London-born Rosie Frater-Taylor released self-produced demos with DIY verve that caused a sensation. She was 16 at the time. ...

20EUR

Nardeydey

BASF Society House Anilinstraße (car park), Ludwigshafen

At first there wasn't necessarily jazz. In the life of Shirley Tetteh, born in Great Britain in 1990, whose parents once came to the island from Ghana, other guitar heroes played a role. Eric Clapton, for example. Or Jimmy Page. Not to forget Jeff Beck. Perhaps not the worst teachers if you want to find out what you can do with a guitar. But...

20EUR

HARMONY - Bill Frisell

BASF Holiday Home Leuschnerstrasse 47, Ludwigshafen

In a short film released by Blue Note Records in 2019 in support of Bill Frisell's label debut Harmony, the Denver, Colorado guitarist recalls his career as an astonishing sequence of incredible encounters with colleagues and idols, in his incomparably accessible and likeable way. Life is one big stroke of luck. Would you like an example? On the cover of the first "Downbeat" magazine, which Frisell published in the 1960s, ...

Kit Sebastian

Karlstorbahnhof Marlene-Dietrich Platz 3, Heidelberg

The exciting thing about retrofuturistic cocktails is the mix of ingredients. In the case of the duo Kit Sebastian, who hit the tracks in London in 2018, it's a complex composition whose ingredients don't quite seem to fit at first. Here's the recipe for "Anatolian Lo-Fi Samba": First, there are the somewhat obscure experiments of 1970s Turkish psychedelic rock. Tell them ...

EUR21,90

Chilly Gonzales

BASF Holiday Home Leuschnerstrasse 47, Ludwigshafen

Piano virtuoso and composer, rapper and music school director - the "Chilly Gonzales universe" is as diverse as it is unique. Sometimes he appears in a bathrobe and fine silk slippers, sometimes he jumps from the stage into the audience, drenched in sweat. In a mixture of megalomania and self-irony, the darling of the feuilleton rides permanently on the musical razor's edge, somewhere between radical, ingenious and banal. Without regard for ...

EUR25

The Comet is Coming

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

The Comet is Coming to Destroy Illusions! The Comet is Coming to Summon The Fire! The Comet is Coming to party like it's after the end of the World! In the aftermath of the current apocalypse what sounds remain? Who will lead us to the Afterlife? Who will teach us to Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery? It ...

29,50EUR

Tal Gamlieli Trio

theHouse Bahnhofsstraße 30, Ludwigshafen

In an interview with Sussex Jazz Magazine, bassist Tal Gamlieli addresses the interesting question of how such an intimate connection between jazz and his native Israel could come about. His answer: Israel is basically a multicultural place, a young country, but with ancient traditions - especially when it comes to music and culture. Jews are ...

EUR20,80

Christof Keller - Garden Path

Control centre Emil-Maier-Straße 16, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg

With his debut "Garden Path", released on vinyl in 2022 on the Heidelberg-based independent label MuZi (Musikzimmer), Christof Keller makes his first public appearance as a composer and arranger with an exciting fusion of jazz and electronica. The pieces, carefully curated by editor László Fehér, were arranged by Christof Keller with great attention to detail in a melange of ...

18,60EUR

Makaya McCraven

Old fire station Brückenstraße 2, Mannheim

Sometime in the autumn of 2018, it was clear to (almost) everyone interested in improvised music that drummer and producer Makaya McCraven, the Paris-born son of a Hungarian folk singer and a US jazz drummer, was the "Man of the Moment" (The Wire). Referring, of course, to the release of the album "Universal Beings", which includes recordings from four different sessions in New York, Los ...

EUR29,50

Joel Ross

Karlstorbahnhof Marlene-Dietrich Platz 3, Heidelberg

Alongside the harp, the vibraphone has emphatically secured renewed attention in improvised music of late. Not the only reason, but a weighty one, to be a guest at the Karlstorbahnhof this evening. The vibraphonist and composer Joel Ross, born in Chicago in 1995, studied at the Brubeck Jazz College with Stefron Harris. At 20, he ventured into the New York ...

29,60EUR

Final concert: Youssou N'Dour

BASF Holiday Home Leuschnerstrasse 47, Ludwigshafen

The 62-year-old Youssou N'Dour has one of those voices that, once heard, you never forget. Those who hadn't already gotten to know him through the international hit "Shaking The Tree" recorded with Peter Gabriel in 1989, did so at the latest in 1994, when he sang a duet with Neneh Cherry, the daughter of free jazz pioneer Don Cherry and sister of Eagle-Eye Cherry, ...

45EUR

Fityan Band - Magic of Maqam

Capitol Mannheim Waldhofstraße 2, Mannheim

How does intercultural music sound that exists beyond the categories of Orient and Occident? Massive jazz/rock groove aesthetics merge with the delicate sounds of quanun, oud, baglama, trumpet and nay. With Magic of Maqam, the Fityan Band creates a global band sound that expresses the diversity of Arabic, Turkish and Persian musical cultures. Magic of Maqam takes you on a ...

Fola Dada

Rococo Theatre Am Schloß, Schwetzingen, Baden-Württemberg

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10EUR