2011 Between Mahler and Miles

Masayoshi Fujita & Jan Jelinek (JP, D)

UT Connewitz

Jan Jelinek (electronics), Masayoshi Fujita (vibraphone) - Luminous tones and oscillating soundscapes of controlled chance: sensual, experimental, minimal.

Jack to RCA (D)

Plant 2, Hall D

"Deepe harmony arrangements and clacking rhythm foundations".

Hundreds (D)

Plant 2, Hall D

The Hamburg siblings make music between indie and house, between acoustic and electronic, between Björk and Massive Attack...

Âme (D)

Plant 2, Hall D

Blatantly electrifying. Significantly inspired by Detroit deep house, the producer duo bundles the latest club currents from New York, Chicago, Berlin and Paris and develops their uniquely melodic and compact sound from them.

Volker Bräutigam (D) "Church Music & Jazz


Volker Bräutigam (organ, compositions, arrangements), Sabine Helmbold (vocals), Johannes Moritz (saxophone), Ensemble Nobiles (choir) - church music meets jazz meets new music. Sophisticated arrangements, impressive original compositions and church music rarities from all eras.

Niklas Kraft Quartet (D)

Horns heirs

Niklas Kraft (saxophone), Florian Kästner (concert grand piano, Rhodes), Matthias Eichhorn (bass), Stan Neufeld (drums) - young jazz with a lot of imagination and without worries.

Code MD (D)


Jens "Bügge" Bürger (saxophone), Lars Kutschke (guitar), Andreas Gundlach (keyboards), Tom Götze (bass), Sven Helbig (drums) - Top-class synth-funk from Miles Davis in a new guise. The Dresden band provides living proof: Miles' music does not age.

Hidden Orchestra (GB)

UT Connewitz

Joe Acheson (bass, samples), Poppy Ackroyd (keyboards, violin), Tim Lane (drums, percussion), Jamie Graham (drums) - Exciting arcs of tension with a marrow-shaking beauty! Double drums, fat bass lines and electronic sounds. Attention, suction effect!

Spielvereinigung Sued feat. Frederik Köster (D) "Miles Davis in the tradition of big bands with arrangements by Gil Evans".

Opera House

Frederik Köster (trumpet) . Simon Bodensiek (alto saxophone, flute, clarinet), Volker Dahms (alto saxophone, flute), Johannes Moritz (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Heiko von Roth (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Jurek Zimmermann (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet), Konrad Schreiter, Tobias Lindner, Roland Heinze, Vincent Hahn (trumpets), Matthias Hochmuth, Andreas Uhlmann, Stephan Krause (trombones), Matthias Büttner (bass trombone, tuba), Sascha Henkel (guitar), Florian Kästner (piano), Philipp Rohmer (double bass), Philipp Scholz (drums), Rolf von Nordenskjöld (direction) - Finally a stage big enough for Leipzig's most popular big band, this time reinforced by Cologne's exceptional trumpeter and Jazz-Echo award winner Frederik Köster.

Martin Auer Quintett (D) "Kind of Blue - today"

Opera House

Martin Auer (trumpet), Florian Trübsbach (saxophone), Jan Eschke (piano), Andreas Kurz (bass), Bastian Jütte (drums) - Miles Davis masterpiece in Auer's style - haunting and yet unashamedly light.

Adam Holzman & Brave New World (USA)

Opera House

Adam Holzman (keyboards), Aaron Heick (saxophone), Jane Getter (guitar), Freddy Cash (bass), Abe Fogle (drums) - Hard-hitting funk jazz from Adam Holzman, ex-keyboardist and musical director of the Miles Davis Group.

Homage to Gustav Mahler

Opera House

Change of program!
Due to Palle Mikkelborg's illness, the concert must unfortunately be cancelled. The plan was to perform a commissioned composition written by Terje Rypdal (guitar) with Palle Mikkelborg (trumpet, keyboards), Marius Rypdal (sampling), Pepe Berns (double bass) and a string trio. Instead, Pepe Berns (bass), Werner Neumann (git) and Heinrich Köbberling (drums) present a Mahler suite composed at short notice especially for this evening.

Lars Danielsson Group (SE, IS)

Opera House

Lars Danielsson (double bass, cello), Yaron Herman (concert grand), Magnus Öström (drums). With a stroke of his bow, Lars Danielsson combines late romanticism and jazz as if the two had always belonged together.

SoKo Steidle (D)

die naTo

Henrik Walsdorff (alto saxophone), Rudi Mahall (bass clarinet), Jan Roder (double bass), Oliver Steidle (drums) - Investigations into Radikal-Impros - a total operation of the special commando from the capital.

Juri Tetzlaff, Jorinde Jelen & Band "Jolli, Juri and the boys ... and the great wanderlust".

Opera House

Juri Tetzlaff (vocals, moderation), Jorinde Jelen (vocals, moderation), Bastian Ruppert (guitar, trombone), Volker Dahms (saxophone, flute), Christian Sievert (double bass), Johannes Sens (drums, percussion) - Together with Jorinde Jelen and Juri Tetzlaff (KiKa) they go on a musical trip around the world - from Argentina to the wild animals of Africa, from America to the North Pole. With them in large suitcases: many jazzy song stories and musical souvenirs.

Brad Mehldau (USA)

Opera House

Brad Mehldau on the concert grand piano: unparalleled grandiose virtuosity.

Johannes Enders & Carl Oesterhelt (D) "Divertimento for tenor saxophone and small ensemble".

Opera House

Johannes Enders (tenor saxophone), Gertrud Schilde (violin), Markus Muench (violin), Tobias Weber (viola), Mathis Mayr (violoncello), Jost H. Hecker (violoncello), Juan S. Ruiz (double bass), Zoro Babel (percussion), Salewski (percussion, kalimba), Carl Oesterhelt (djembe, rattles, kalimba) - Mysterious jungle rhythms paired with neo-classical string sounds and dark saxophone playing. Enders and Oesterhelt take you into a beguiling and wicked cosmos of sound.

Malia (MW/GB, FR)

Opera House

Malia (vocals), Laurent Seirès (bass), Jean-Daniel Botta (drums), Alexandre Saade (concert grand) - Charismatic soul with the magic and vocal power of a Billie Holiday - goosebumps guaranteed.

Contemporary Noise Sextet (PL)

die naTo

Kuba Kapsa (piano, composition), Bartek Kapsa (drums), Wojtek Jachna (trumpet), Tomek Glazik (saxophone), Kamil Pater (guitar), Patryk Weclawek (double bass) - High-energy groove jazz inspired by experimental rock and film music.

Closing party

Schauspiel Leipzig

Relaxed finale after ten exciting jazz days. Music by DJ Flotzenplotz, admission Free!


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