In recent years, Berlin has witnessed the rise of a jazz scene with a distinctive, recognizable sound. The music by such artists as Aki Takase, Rudi Mahall, Gerhard Gschlößl and many others, is now known here and abroad as “German jazz” and has a sound uniquely different from that of free jazz of the 1970s. Many artists have released their music with jazzwerkstatt Berlin, for which they have garnered numerous awards. One of the world’s most influential jazz magazines – the New York “All about Jazz” magazine – distinguished several of the label’s CDs in 2008 and 2009. Audiences in Berlin, New York and Rome now had the opportunity to listen to several of these artists and bands in concert.

Artistic director: Ulli Blobel
Artists: Dok Wallach, Gerhard Gschlößl G9, Hyperactive Kid, Gumpert-Sommer-Duo, Perry Robinson Trio, Ulrich Gumpert Workshop Band feat. Paul Brody (USA), Wolfgang Schmidtke “Heimatlieder”, Henrik Walsdorff Trio 

Venues and schedule:
Goethe Institute, Rome, 16 July, 17 September, 30 October, 11 December 2010
Public rehearsals in Berlin and Potsdam: Nikolaisaal, 18 November 2010; Kino Babylon,
19 November 2010; Jazzwerkstatt Café, 20 November 2010
New York, Irondale Center in Brooklyn, 26 – 28 November 2010

Con­tact

Förderverein jazzwerkstatt Berlin-Brandenburg

Knesebeckstraße 33/34

10623 Berlin

www.jazzwerkstatt-online.de