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Double concert to close the festival.
At this new festival, Leipzig jazz musicians attempt to fuse their music with dance or the spoken word, with video or visual art, and with other musical styles.
It will be opened by the quartet Eile mit Feile and their new Ernst Jandl program. Also on the first festival evening, Stephan König's trio will present "Music for Eyes and Ears" together with tap dancer and percussionist Sebastian Weber. The second JazzDate day begins with the trio Radiolux, whose "Improvisation in Sound and Image" weaves colorful tapestries of sound with saxophone, prepared clarinet, electronic effects and live animation. The Leipzig Saxophone Quartet embarks on the "intoxication of depth": two jazz saxophonists and two from classical music, plus guests Rolf von Nordenskjöld and Jan Grepling, and a program ranging from jazz to "Three Preludes for Piano" (George Gershwin/Stephan König) to Hungarian folklore.
In the spirit of last year's Leipzig Jazz Days, Lora Kostino's trio headlines its program "Wagner meets Jazz." Richness of the leitmotivs and harmonies of the great Leipzig composer are the main source of inspiration. Sensor Plus sets improvised music with painting, literature and dance in an atmospheric dialogue. For JazzDate, Berlin actor and musician Christian Steyer, Lothar Fiedler and Heiner Reinhardt will perform Rilke's "Duineser Elegien.