29th annual Leipzig Jazz Days – Jazz from Poland
The 2005 Leipzig Jazz Days will focus on a special and more recent chapter of German-Polish cultural history. More than anywhere else in the former East Bloc, jazz was considered a window to freedom in Poland. Since jazz was able to develop more freely in the former GDR, the Polish jazz scene was significantly influenced by its contacts with East Germany. This exchange will now be revived in Leipzig where young Polish musicians of a new generation will perform together with the jazz pioneers of the 1970s and 1980s.
Artistic director: Bert Noglik
Participants/Artists: Tomasz Stanko (PL), John Abercombie (USA), Marc Johnson (USA), Zbiniew Namyslowki Quintett (PL), Robotobibok, Pawel Brodowksi, Bert Noglik, Michael Brecker (USA)/Harald Haerter (CH)/ Truffaz Group (F) and others
Venue and schedule:
Leipzig, 12 - 15 Oct. 2005
Jazzclub Leipzig e.V.