Founded in 1964, the JazzFest Berlin is a festival which aims to support the city’s jazz scene while welcoming musicians from home and abroad to play at a variety of venues around the city. Previous attendees at the festival include Julia Holter & Strings, Wadada Leo Smith and Alexander Hawkins. The main venue is the Haus der Berliner Festspiele but concerts are also held in such beautiful surroundings as the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the Institut Français Berlin. As well as the music, there are talks given by musicians and jazz commentators where you’ll also be given the opportunity to take part in the discussions.
The JazzFest takes place from Thursday 2nd November to Sunday 5th November 2017 at various venues around Berlin. Keep an eye on the official website for the full programme and gradual line-up and headliner announcements. Tickets vary in price depending on the artist and the venue. They can be bought in person at the Berliner Festspiele Ticket Office or online. Sign up for the event mailing list to keep up to date with the latest news. If you’re planning on attending the festival, your nearest airports are Berlin Schoenefeld and Berlin Tegel. To assist you in getting around Berlin, have a look at the city Transport Service’s Journey Planner.
At over 50 years old, JazzFest Berlin has had plenty of time to build up a catalogue of highlights. One such historic event was the improvisation of Australian trio The Necks, who delighted the crowds from an organ loft in the Gedächtniskirche, one of the city’s landmark venues. Last year’s peformance by Norwegian saxophonist Mette Henriette, leading her 13-piece ensemble, was also one which thrilled the audience. If you’re a jazz lover, come to Berlin for this diverse festival which brings together a varied mixture of jazz styles and generations.
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While you’re in the Berlin for the festival, make sure you take some time to explore the history of this exciting city. Visit the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall. For some independent shopping, head to the Kreuzberg district.
To find out more information about JazzFest, please head to the official website where you’ll be able to check out the full line-up of musicians, films and talks, buy tickets for the events and check out the latest news on the JazzFest blog.
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