Composer and pianist Abdullah Ibrahim is one of South Africa's best-known and most successful musicians. Inspired by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, the US jazz greats of his time, he created his own style early on under his pseudonym Dollar Brand. To this day, this style is firmly linked to his African origins.
Nubya Garcia's modern sound makes jazz accessible to a young generation that may have had little exposure to the genre. About two years ago, the artist released her debut album "Source", in which, as the New York Times reports, she shares "a whole life full of experiences in [just] one hour".
Double concert with Moritz von Oswald - Their joint project TAU5 brings together five successful musicians from the young German jazz scene: Philipp Gropper on saxophone, Philip Zoubek on synthesizers and keys, Ludwig Wandinger with electronic mixing and editing, Felix Henkelhausen on bass and electronics, and Moritz Baumgärtner on drums.
Double concert with TAU5 - With Moritz von Oswald not only an extremely talented musician, producer and label owner, but also a real legend of electronic music is on our festival stages. We have the great honor to listen and watch Moritz von Oswald perform a great DJ set.
Two musicians from different generations, raised in different social environments - two fundamentally different characters and yet two who understand each other intuitively, admire each other and make music together with a looseness as if it were the most natural thing in the world.
Double concert with Askari and Sabbagh - Two of the most experienced musicians in improvised music - who, by the way, can be called legends without a trace of exaggeration - meet a young accordionist from Norway. The result: Free Jazz at it's finest!
Double concert with Wachsmann, Moberg & Lytton -.
In their musical poetry performance Dard I Door they address the transgenerational pain within their family stories. For in addition to music, the two are united by the Iranian origins of their parents, who immigrated to Germany decades ago.
Double concert with Kalle Kalima & Tatu Rönkkö - Abacaxi have a sound with recognition value. However, the special thing about their performances is not only their music, but also the light show, which the band controls from the stage itself.
Double concert with Abacaxi - It is a story of getting to know each other, which - if you follow the dramaturgical rules of Hollywood - had to lead to a musical liaison. Drummer Tatu Rönkkö (Liima, Play Your Kitchen) and guitarist Kalle Kalima (Klima Kalima, Momentum Impakto) played together for the first time on the village square of a South Tyrolean mountain village at a so-called blind date gig.
A cooperation of WERK 2 & Leipziger Jazztage - Only last year the trio with Moses Yoofee on keys, Roman Klobe on bass and guitar and Noah Fürbringer on drums released their debut. Nevertheless, the three musicians from Berlin have long been well-known in the city. But even beyond the borders of the capital, their casual sound gets the audience bobbing.
Double concert with Moritz Stahl Quintett - Nils Kugelmann has long since made a name for himself in the young German jazz scene with his trio around pianist Luca Zambito and drummer Sebastian Wolfgruber.
Double concert with Nils Kugelmann Trio - Moritz Stahl interprets the modern jazz quintet in his own way. As a sought-after and versatile saxophonist, he has been active in numerous ensembles for years.
Talk and music - Do all children get an instrument for their birthday? When and how does one first come into contact with jazz? Is it normal that students are prepared for their studies with private lessons? Who teaches you how to behave in the philharmonic orchestra? And who actually sits in the audience at the end?
As part of this year's Open Call, double bassist and composer James Banner's world premiere "class-work" explores the meaning and relevance of social class. The multi-generational ensemble he is putting together especially for this purpose is dedicated to the personal experiences of its members in the context of their musical work.
Double concert with Jas Kayser - He is a virtuoso trumpeter, composer and producer - but that is not enough to describe the US musician Theo Croker. With his music he becomes an adventurer, is a storyteller and in all this always modern. So it's no wonder that he likes to expand the concept of jazz: his music oscillates between jazz, post-bop, funk and soul. In between, electronically influenced fusions and afrofuturistic energies mix.
Double concert with Theo Croker - At the age of eleven, Jas Kayser discovered the drums for herself. Some fifteen years later, in April this year, she released her debut album and is currently one of the most exciting newcomers on the young British jazz scene.
Double concert with Animali Notturni - Three individualists with the passion to break genre boundaries. Three musicians who can't easily be pigeonholed. Just the right combination to send these three together on stage. Open your ears for the first date of these three originals!
Double concert with Kalima/Kintopf/Requena Fuentes - Animali Notturni is the new Austro-Italian project of double bassist Marco Stagni. It evokes the spirits of the night, nests in the darkest folds of human nature and oscillates between instinct and ratio, excess and minimalism.
Atmospheric melodic jazz that draws its energy from yearning melodies, profound harmonies and expressive rhythms - this is how the music of the Shuteen Erdenebaatar Quartet can be described. (BMW Young Artist Jazz Award)
In search of new musical challenges, drummer Jim Black gathers around him some of the most exciting musicians of the young Berlin jazz scene: Asger Nissen on alto saxophone, Julius Gawlik on tenor saxophone and bassist Felix Henkelhausen.
First Date at it's best: Here you can see 3 saxophonists play who couldn't be more different. Sofia Salvo, Chris Pistiokos and Frank Gratkowski are performing together for the first time on one of the festival stages of the Leipziger Jazztage as part of a "First Date".
Who still remembers the beautiful sounds of the cassette recorder when you rewound a cassette or even tangled the tape? The for many long dead sound carrier celebrates its comeback with young musicians!
With his latest project "The Buchla Suite" Stefan Schultze's Large Ensemble dedicates itself to Morton Subotnick's composition "Silver Apples of the Moon" from 1967. In this special sound experiment the eleven musicians* embark on a formal and aesthetic exploration that seeks to find out how an ensemble can implement the functionality of a synthesizer.
SKYLLA - this is the solo project of composer and bassist Ruth Goller, in which she herself stands at the bass guitar and sings. She was joined by the two exceptional British singers Lauren Kinsella and Alice Grant.
Lisa Hoppe is a composer, improviser and double bass player.
In the summer of 2021 - one year after the beginning of the pandemic - she created the quintet YSOP to find answers to essential questions of your creation and being.
Double concert with Dave Gisler Trio feat. David Murray - Normally now a cheerful announcement text about Anteloper would be to be read. But as so often in life everything comes differently than thought.
Double concert with 4evaBreezy - Originally, the trio around Dave Gisler should have performed together with the exceptional New York trumpeter Jaimie Branch. After her unexpected death at the end of August, the band now commemorates their colleague and friend in a very special tribute evening - and on a musical level: a great artist.
Unconventional, experimental and eloquent - the ensemble Hypochondrische Ängste, founded last year, turns some musical habits on their heads. With sound pieces, associative sound cascades and performance snippets by word artist Jorinde Minna Markert, their sound becomes, by their own description, a kind of broken pop music with a system.
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