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HiFi-ZEILE: Pierre Wittig’s Sonic Odyssey

Nestled in the legendary Worpswede artists’ colony, where creativity breathes through every cobblestone, HiFi-ZEILE stands as a sanctuary for the “art of...

Johannes Enders: A Musical Odyssey Unveiled on Tour

In the dynamic world of the German jazz scene, one name stands tall – Johannes Enders. This German saxophonist, composer, producer, and educator has carved an impressive...

Wayne Shorter’s Cosmic Journey: A Tribute to a Jazz Icon

This year marked a significant departure from our earthly realm as Wayne Shorter bid farewell. Embarking on a boundless voyage through the endless expanse of the universe, he...

Stanley Clarke, Innovative Liberator Of The Bass.

Born today, June-30, 1951 in Philadelphia, bassist Stanley Clarke will celebrate his 72nd birthday! Clarke started out playing accordion however quickly changed to violin, then...

Miles Davis, the Magician of being in the now!

Today, May-26, 1926 a music giant was born. Miles Davis, often named „Prince of Darkness“, was an original, lyrical soloist on the trumpet and demanding group leader. He was...

jazzahead! 2022 : Once again Bremen is the World’s capitol of Jazz

After two years of being unable to meet in person due to Corona, this year it will again be possible for musicians, labels and organizers to meet face to face in Bremen at the...

Florian Arbenz Conversations

After almost two years of the corona pandemic, many musicians and organizers hope to finally be able to look forward and plan together again. The first festivals are to take place...

Close Together From Afar: The digital and analog jazzahead! 2021

This year jazzahead! celebrates it’s tenth anniversary. Last year the Jazz industry’s largest and most influential international tradeshow and festival was cancelled...

Vinyl Corner: Rediscovered Monk.

Over the last few years, we have seen several new releases from iconic artists of rediscovered or lost recordings. Resonance Records have brought several amazing recordings to the...

Storyville Records to release new vinyl re-masters.

Storyville Records are ready to release four LP’s from the archives, representing four classic artists. Wizard of the harmonica from Sonny Terry displays an extraordinary talent...

Swing Master: The Abstract Truth of Sem van Gelder.

Welcome to the Vinyl Corner, a new column by Jazz Vinyl aficionado Jan Fritz. In each edition of the magazine, Jan will present interesting interviews, news and opinion and the...