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43rd LEIPZIGER JAZZTAGE 10. – 19. OCTOBER 2019

In its 43nd edition in 2019 the jazz festival Leipzig presented »Zukunftsmusik« – with  Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin 4th Dimension, The Sun Ra Arkestra, Mouse On Mars, Erika Stucky feat. FM Einheit, Mette Henriette, Niels Klein Tubes and Wires, Punkt.Vrt.Plastik, Brigade Futur III, Maciej Obara Quartet, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Rocket Men, LIUN + The Science Fiction Band, DARK STAR SAFARI, Philipp Gropper’s Philm, The Claudia Quintet, SALOMEA, Samuel Rohrer, Hilde Marie Holsen, Spielvereinigung Sued, MDR Rundfunkchor, Manfred Schulze Bläserquintett, Volker Heuken, Max Stadtfeld, Lorenz Heigenhuber, OH Y!, Oh No Noh From 10th to 19th October 2019 roughly 150 contemporary jazz artists played more than 24 concerts in 11 venues, from independent clubs to the opera house of Leipzig. Welcome to Leipziger Jazztage!

The international Leipziger Jazztage is one of the oldest and most well-known jazz festivals in Germany. It runs 12 days with roughly 150 artists from all over the world and is hosted by the Jazzclub Leipzig. The festival focuses on international established names and pioneers of jazz as well as innovative and brave newcomers – and presents them in venues such as the venerable theatre and opera house, the historic „Kongresshalle am Zoo“ and churches as well as independent clubs and the oldest movie theatre in Leipzig. The aim of the Leipziger Jazztage is to present all kinds of contemporary jazz in a special thematic context with current themes ranging from »Between Mahler and Miles« and »Sound of Heimat« to »Cinematic Jazz«, »Fine Arts«, »Guitarr Summit« and »Fish and Chips«. With self-initiated projects and commissioned works the festival captures the zeitgeist of jazz, while also maintaining a close relationship with the polish jazz scene which distinguishes the Leipziger Jazztage from other festivals. Furthermore the traditional »Jazz for Kids« offers a highlight for the whole family in the great opera hall.

Live-Acts at Leipziger Jazztage since 1976 

Eivind Aarset
John Abercrombie
Poppy Ackroyd
Yazz Ahmed
Max Andrzejewski
Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra
The Bad Plus
Rebekka Bakken
Nik Bärtsch
Pepe Berns
Ketil Björnstad
Carla Bley
Johanna Borchers
Anouar Brahem
Till Brönner
Peter Brötzmann
Lucia Cadotsch
James Carter
Ron Carter
Stanley Clarke
Avishai Cohen
Avishai Cohen (tr)
Ornette Coleman
Steve Coleman
Chick Corea
Phil Donkin
Kit Downes
Johannes Enders
Bill Frisell
Richard Galliano
Jan Garbarek
Benny Golson
Nora Gomringer
Mark Guiliana
Rigmor Gustafsson
Arve Henriksen
Eric Harland
Pablo Held
Matthew Herbert
Hidden Orchestra
John Hollenbeck
Dave Holland
Julia Hülsmann
Sophie Hunger
Abdullah Ibrahim
Dieter Ilg
Maria João
Leafcutter John
Kalle Kalima
Soweto Kinch
Niels Klein
Omer Klein
Eva Klesse
Lee Konitz
Joachim Kühn
Rolf Kühn
Robert Landfermann
Nils Landgren
Nguyên Lê
Charles Lloyd
Lionel Loueke
Shai Maestro
Albert Mangelsdorff
Branford Marsalis
Pat Metheny
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Brad Mehldau
Marcus Miller
Dominic Miller
Frank Möbus
Nils Petter Molvaer
David Moss
Mouse on Mars
Leszek Możdżer
Gerry Mulligan
David Murray
Meshell Ndegeocello
Werner Neumann
Panzerballett
Aaron Parks
Matt Penman
Michel Petrucciani
Chris Potter
Joshua Redman
Marc Ribot
Monika Roscher
Terje Rypdal
Helmut Joe Sachse
Antonio Sanchez
Heinz Sauer
Anna-Lena Schnabel
Philipp Scholz
John Scofield
Wayne Shorter
Jimmy Smith
Leo Smith
Günter Baby Sommer
Tomasz Stańko
Oli Steidle
Erika Stucky
Spielvereinigung Sued
Supersilent
Steve Swallow
Eric Truffaz
McCoy Tyner
Florian Weber
Bugge Wesseltoft
Cassandra Wilson
Norma Winstone
Nils Wogram
Michael Wollny
Lewis Wright
Zentralquartett
John Zorn

and many many more

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