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Jazzfest Berlin 2018 reflections part 2

It was not until the third day of the festival that friends of classical jazz could rejoice, as the WDR Big Band reinterpreted the standards of the “Great American...

New Jazz chapters from the German capital and its prestigious JazzFest Berlin 2018 – Part 1

Editors’s note: JazzFest Berlin is a globally renowned jazz festival, held annually since 1964, features 4 days of performances by prominent international musicians at the...

Reflections, “Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2018”, and Danish Hygge!

“Hygge” – this is the motto Danes have been celebrating for years. “Hygge” means something like “cosiness” or “security”....

JazzFest Berlin 2017 Reflection part 2

Part Two of Jan Fritz’s report on the 2017 JazzFest Berlin: After the first concert in the main hall I decided to switch over to the nearby jazz club ‘A-Trane’. In this...

JazzFest Berlin 2017 Reflection part 1

In the contemporary European spirit of the times, especially the trend of building new walls and borders, the JazzFest Berlin 2017, provided an important and required counter...