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Jazz

Baden-Württemberg Artists · Festivals · Venues · Labels


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Jazz Baden-Württemberg Welcome ...............................................................................................................3 Exhibitors ..............................................................................................................4 Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg ..........................................................................5 Jazz Award Winner 2018 ......................................................................................6 Special Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 .............................................................7 Funding .................................................................................................................8 Artists ..................................................................................................................10 Festivals ..............................................................................................................13 Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. ..............................................................18 Jazz Clubs ............................................................................................................19 Venues ...............................................................................................................20 Production ............................................................................................................28 Labels...................................................................................................................30 Scene ...................................................................................................................32 Imprint Editor

Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Stuttgart

Graphics, Layout Jennifer Kemler

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Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Ulrich Kriest Thomas Staiber Translation: lengoo GmbH

Realisation

Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg e.V., www.jazzverband-bw.de Popbüro Region Stuttgart, www.popbuero.de

Image credits Front page: Alexander Bühl, Photo: Sven Götz Page 3: Petra Olschowski, Photo: Reiner Pfisterer Page 6: Alexander Bühl, Photo: Sven Götz Page 7: Prof. Bernd Konrad, Photo: Franzis v. Stechow Seite 8: Landesjugendjazzorchester, Photo: Kamala Börngen Page 9: Logo Jazz Baden-Württemberg Page 12: Volker Engelberth, Photo: Sven Götz Page 13: jazzopen stuttgart, Photo: Reiner Pfisterer

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Page 15: Jazzfestival Esslingen, Photo: Rainer Ortag Page 19: Jazzkeller Esslingen, Photo: Rainer Ortag Page 28: New managing directors, Photo: Bauer Studios GmbH Page 29: Marcus Zierle, Photo: Gospelgroove-Studio Page 32: Enjoy Jazz Festival, Photo: Manfred Rinderspacher Page 33: Jazzclub Weinstadt, Photo: Luz Weber Page 34: Tobias Becker, Photo: Ferdinando Iannone Page 35: SWR Big Band, Photo: Lena Semmelroggen


Welcome Petra Olschowski With its long and rich tradition, jazz in Baden-Württemberg is a vital part of the music scene and acts as a cultural ambassador for our state. The promotion of music and culture by the state supports the high-quality level of jazz “made in Baden-Württemberg”. The lively, vibrant jazz scene is evidenced by the long line of prestigious jazz musicians with a high level of national and international appeal, who also fill us with pride. The saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Professor Bernd Konrad certainly counts as one of these outstanding jazz pioneers: in March 2018, during a prize-winners’ concert at Theaterhaus Stuttgart, he was presented with the 10,000 euros Lifetime Achievement Award by the state of Baden-Württemberg. The state is keen to represent the Baden-Württemberg jazz scene with a joint “Jazz in Baden-Württemberg” stand at the world’s most important international music trade fair, jazzahead! 2018 in Bremen. A special highlight will be the “Baden-Württemberg Clubnight”, where three regional ensembles selected by a jury will have the chance to appear as our ambassadors before a live national and international audience. Visit our joint stand “Jazz in Baden-Württemberg” and its diverse offerings at jazzahead! 2018. Get personally acquainted with jazz musicians and learn about jazz and the jazz scene in Baden-Württemberg. Let the “BadenWürttemberg Clubnight” on 21 April 2018 inspire you and be carried away by the lively “jazz made in Baden-Württemberg”. I cordially invite you on behalf of the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. I would like to wish all visitors, participants, collaboration partners, and performers inspiring musical experiences, interesting encounters and conversations, many positive impressions, as well as a lot of fun at jazzahead! 2018 in Bremen.

Petra Olschowski Secretary of State at the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts

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Exhibitors jazzahead! 2018 Jazz Baden-Württemberg aalenerjazzfest – kunterbunt e.V. Alexander Bühl – Jazz Award Winner 2018 Bauer Studios GmbH BIX Jazzclub gGmbH Dirik Schilgen – JazzGrooves Encounter Jazz gGmbH ENJOY JAZZ GmbH – Internationales Festival für Jazz und Anderes Gerd Baier Gospelgroove-Studio Herbie Martin Music UG IG Jazz Mannheim / Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis Jazzclub Tübingen e.V. Jazzfestival Esslingen – Encounter Jazz gGmbH Jazzhaus Freiburg GmbH JazzPort Friedrichshafen e.V. Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. Joachim Staudt 4tet Martin Albrecht – Scriabin Code MIKIO Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg Moritz Keller Quintett MPS-Studio Villingen Popakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim SWR Big Band trio de lucs

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Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg With 15,000 euros, the Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg is one of the most highly remunerated awards for young jazz musicians in Germany. It has been awarded every year since 1985 by an independent jury. The award is given to artists who are no older than 35 years and who have made a significant contribution to the state’s jazz scene. Previous winners:

1985 – 1995

1996 – 2006

2007 – 2017

Joerg Reiter / Johannes Faber Thomas Stabenow Thomas Heidepriem Dieter Ilg Michael Kersting Claus Stötter Klaus Graf Thorsten Wollmann Matthias Stich Ekkehard Rössle Karoline Höfler

Andi Maile Peter Lehel Gregor Hübner Steffen Schorn Patrick Bebelaar Ralf Schmid Rainer Tempel Veit Hübner / Frank Kroll Jo Ambros Thomas Siffling Torsten Krill

Kristjan Randalu Bodek Janke Axel Kühn Rainer Böhm Anne Czichowsky Gee Hye Lee Alexander “Sandi” Kuhn Alexandra Lehmler Magnus Mehl Volker Engelberth Sebastian Schuster

In 2018 the saxophonist, arranger and composer Alexander Bühl was awarded.

Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg – Special Lifetime Achievement Award The Special Lifetime Achievement Award is endowed with 10,000 euros and was first awarded in January 2015. This award recognizes outstanding, longstanding merits for jazz, its development and quality, which go far beyond the borders of Baden-Württemberg. The award is being supported by L-Bank and Lotto Baden-Württemberg. Previous winners: 2015 Eberhard Weber

2016 Wolfgang Dauner

2017 Herbert Joos

2018 Prof. Bernd Konrad

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Jazz Award Winner 2018 Alexander Bühl

The 2018 Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg goes to Alexander Bühl. Like many previous winners, the 31-year-old saxophonist, arranger and composer grew up in a musical family. His father, Uli, the pianist for the Frédéric-Rabold-Crew, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in March 2018, introduced his son to the world of jazz. Every year, Uli took his son to the “Naturtheater Hayingen” near Zwiefalten, where the elder Bühl was responsible for the theatre music. Alexander took lessons in classical piano, but it was seeing Bobby Burgess’ Big Band at the Rosenau in Stuttgart that really sparked his passion. Since then, jazz has been his life. From 2006, Bühl studied jazz saxophone in Nürnberg with Steffen Schorn as well as Klaus Graf and Hubert Winter, who now play in their student’s sextet. He completed his Bachelor and Master with distinction. A study in composition with Rainer Tempel followed in Stuttgart. As a saxophonist he played with the Youth Jazz Orchestra of Baden-Württemberg and later with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and is now an integral member of the “Tobias Becker Big Band”, and a regular guest with the “Jazzfactory Orchestra” and the SWR Big Band. Bühl immerses himself deeply into the jazz tradition of greats such as Cole Porter or the Gershwin Brothers. He gets inspiration from the clarity and beauty of the old tunes, analysing scores on the piano to develop a modern jazz sound, with a new spirit and his own unique voice. Within his own sextet, for example, the drummer Julian Fau plays the melody, while Bühl on the saxophone and his colleague Simon Plötzeneder on the trumpet provide a twelve-tone line, during Gershwin’s famous standard, “I Got Rhythm”. The classic and the modern are combined according to the motto: “It’s got to sound good”. And it does! For “Big Cat Shuffle”, which Bühl wrote for the Tobias Becker Big Band, he wrote a catchy tune, which people still whistle on their way home from the concert. His own compositions have names like “Meerklang” (EN: The sound of the sea) and “Swinging for Compliments”. Bühl has also come up with new arrangements of Jazz standards such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing” or “All of Me”, and even top-forty hits such as “Rehab” and “Happy”. As a saxophonist, Bühl has been most influenced by legendary players such as Stan Getz or Dexter Gordon. “They have a warm tone and they love melodies.” How does the saying go? The tone makes the music.

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Special Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 Prof. Bernd Konrad In 2018 the Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg, which was awarded for the fourth time in the Lifetime Achievement category, went to saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Professor Bernd Konrad. Professor Konrad will receive 10,000 euros in prize money. “In Bernd Konrad, we honour a pioneer of jazz in BadenWürttemberg. As an expert instrumentalist and courageous avant-gardist, he plays in the top league of European jazz. With enormous creative energy, he has moreover developed into one of the most important German jazz composers; his compositions for large orchestras, for example, have been pioneering. As a passionate high school teacher and one of the founding fathers of the Baden-Württemberg Youth Jazz Orchestra, he exerted a significant influence on jazz education and generations of jazz musicians in the state of BadenWürttemberg. We acknowledge this outstanding commitment with the Lifetime Achievement Award”, said state secretary Petra Olschowski. Professor Bernd Konrad was born on 20 July 1947 in Dammfleth, Schleswig-Holstein, and moved to Constance in 1952. The foundation for his exceptional musical career was laid by many years of violin, clarinet, and saxophone lessons with his uncle, the concertmaster Gustav Schlemminger. In 1968, he was awarded the Young Soloist Prize by the Lake Constance Orchestra/Southwest German Philharmonic. He studied clarinet and composition at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart. From 1970 onwards, he played in various formations with international jazz greats, such as Jack Bruce, Steve Lacy, and Greetje Bijma. His collaboration with Hans Koller, which began in 1979 and spanned decades, was particularly influential. Since the 1980s he could also be heard with the star ensemble ‘Südpool’ from Baden-Württemberg. In 1981 he was the first prizewinner to be awarded the Jazz Prize by the state of Rheinland-Pfalz and Südwestfunk. In the same year, he became cofounder of the BadenWürttemberg Youth Jazz Orchestra, which he led until 2013. He also received international prizes, for example first prize at the 1982 Pan Music Festival in Tokyo. He has been a member of the jury for the Baden-Württemberg Jazz Award since its formation in 1985 and has been its chairman for many years. From 1986 to 2012, he was professor and director of the Institute for Jazz and Pop at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. He made significant contributions to its establishment as well. In 2001, he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (EN: Federal Cross of Merit) of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Funding

Jazz Baden-Württemberg The significance of jazz in musical and cultural life Jazz is an important part of the music and cultural life of Baden-Württemberg. Since 2015, the Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts has substantially increased and extended the promotion of jazz. The focus is on the promotion of young talent, the support of professional jazz musicians, as well as institutions supporting jazz culture and the funding of concert appearances – including outside Baden-Württemberg – and at festivals. In the 2018 budget, the state continues to promote jazz on a high level with 700,000 euros per year. With its specific tradition and expression in BadenWürttemberg, jazz has thus established itself as a constant in the state’s musical and cultural life. As a centre of education, our jazz scene has national and international reach, boasting a varied, active jazz life. The jazz musicians, jazz clubs, and training facilities at universities and jazz institutions in Baden-Württemberg enrich our musical culture and are at the same time cultural ambassadors for a diverse and inspiring jazz scene. Promotion of young talent The promotion of excellence in young musicians is an important concern for the state of Baden-Württemberg, supporting the state-wide competition “Jugend jazzt” as well as the Youth Jazz Orchestra of the Baden-Württemberg State Music Council. Proof of the highly successful work of the Youth Jazz Orchestra are the artistic director Professor Rainer Temple from the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart and numerous notable graduates from the jazz training ground. To answer the large demand from young people for musical training, the regional ensemble JazzJuniors (14 – 16 years) which is also supported by the state was established in 2014 under the artistic direction of Peter Lehel. Study opportunities The two universities of music and the performing arts (HMDK) in Stuttgart and Mannheim are important evidence of the professional and internationally recognised training for young jazz musicians in Baden-Württemberg. Founded in the 1980s, the Institute for Jazz and Pop at the HMDK in Stuttgart is one of the most long-standing jazz institutions of the European academic landscape. There has been a department of jazz and popular music at the HMDK Mannheim since 1994. Both universities offer Bachelor‘s and Master‘s degree programmes in jazz and popular music as well as jazz composition. In addition to theoretical training, they provide professional artistic training with a broad musical spectrum – including work in the recording studio and the handling of electronic media. The university‘s own orchestras and music groups contribute to the lively enrichment of the music scene and musical culture in Baden-Württemberg and further afield. Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg The promotion of young talent is also encouraged by the Baden-Württemberg Jazz Award, which has been remunerated with 15,000 euros since 1985. This year‘s

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prize-winner is saxophonist, arranger and composer Alexander Bühl. The Lifetime Achievement Award initiated by the state of Baden-Württemberg and remunerated with 10,000 euros was awarded to the saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Professor Bernd Konrad in March 2018. The ceremonial presentation of the award took place as part of a prize-winners’ concert at the “Stuttgarter Theaterhaus Jazztage”. An independent section of this publication has been dedicated to both prize winners (pages 6 and 7). Performance funding for jazz clubs For many years, the state has provided funds to support professional jazz musicians from Baden-Württemberg. The Jazz Association of Baden-Württemberg passes the grant onto jazz clubs in the state, where these artists can perform. In return, the clubs commit to paying a minimum fee. This is 180 euros per appearance for soloists and ensemble members (for ensembles of up to 8 members). Jazzverband: partner of the state of Baden-Württemberg Founded in 1986, the Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg is the umbrella organisation for jazz clubs and musician initiatives. In promoting jazz, it partners with the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts in BadenWürttemberg. The Jazz Association of Baden-Württemberg togehter with the state of Baden-Württemberg, was awarded the national prize “APPLAUS” in 2015 by the federal state minister for Culture and Media for its ‘Minimum Fee‘ initiative. Performance funding outside Baden-Württemberg Since 2015, professional jazz musicians from Baden-Württemberg have had the opportunity to apply for a state grant for the travel and excursion costs associated with guest performances in other federal states or abroad. In the first half of 2018, as part of this grant, 19 tours and 4 individual concerts were subsidised, taking Baden-Württemberg‘s musicians to Siberia, Taiwan, China, the US, Tunisia, Romania, and Poland, among others. Landesjazzfestival and festival promotion The state has also supported the Landesjazzfestival (EN: State jazz festival), held in different locations since 1987, which will take place in Friedrichshafen in autumn 2018 and in Ravensburg in 2019. The Enjoy Jazz Festival in the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region, jazzopen in Stuttgart, and the aalenerjazzfest will also receive state support. Since 2015, there has been an additional possibility to receive festival funding of up to 8,000 euros per festival if the program includes a representation of jazz musicians born, raised, or primarily active in Baden-Württemberg.

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Artists Performance promotion The following artists have received state grants to cover travel and accommodation costs incurred through performances in other German states or internationally:

Ajabi/Kuhn/Engelberth www.alexanderkuhn.com

Dieter Ilg Trio www.dieterilg.de

Alexandra Lehmler Quartett www.alexandralehmler.de

Dirik Schilgen – JazzGrooves www.dirikschilgen.de

André White Trio www.felixschrack.de

DuckTapeTicket www.ducktapeticket.com

Anke Helfrich Trio www.anke-helfrich.de

Fabian Schöne Quartett www.fabianschoene.com

Anne Czichowsky Quintett www.annesingsjazz.com

Flonga

bartmes www.bartmes.de Bossarenova Trio www.bossarenova.wordpress.com BOUNCE www.bouncemusic.net Cécile Verny www.cvq.de Chamber 3 www.chamber3.net Christoph Beck Quartet www.christoph-beck.de Christoph Schiller Trio www.christophschiller.net Clemens Gutjahr Trio www.clemensgutjahr.de Cobody www.cobody.de Das letzte Känguru www.das-letzte-k.de Deng Xiaomei International Ensemble www.xiaomeideng.de

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FUMMQ www.magnusmehl.de Gee Hye Lee Trio feat. Frank Kuruc www.geehyelee.com Gerdband www.gerdbaier.de Gregor Beck‘s Swing Devils www.veithuebner.de Hardarda 4tet www.soundcloud.com/user-910023555 Hattler www.hellmuthattler.de Himpel-Eskildsen-Duo www.benjamin-himpel.de HiPPIE www.hippie-music.com Isolde Werner’s Free Folk www.isoldewerner.de Jan Prax Quartet www.jp4-music.com Jazz Ensemble Baden-Württemberg www.jazzensemble-badenwuerttemberg.de


Jazz@Large www.igjazz.de

Otello Trio www.dieterilg.de

Johannes Mössinger www.johannesmoessinger.de

Patrick Bebelaar & Vladimir Galokov www.bebelaar.de

Joo Kraus & Marialy Pacheco www.jookraus.de

Pentatrip www.facebook.com/Pentatrip

Julia Ehninger Quartett www.juliaehninger.de

Peter Lehel www.peterlehel.net

Just Another Foundry www.justanotherfoundry.de

Peter Lehel & Kalman Olah www.peterlehel.net

Klaus Graf Jazzquartett www.klausgraf.de

Peter Lehel Quartet www.peterlehel.net

Kurt Holzkämper www.bassmusik.de

Robert Giegling Quintett www.robertgiegling.de

Lajos Dudas & Philipp van Endert www.el-dudas.de

Roman Schuler extended Trio (RSxT) www.romanschuler.de/rsxt

LebiDerya www.ensemblelebiderya.de

Round About Italy www.roundaboutitaly.eu

Locher/Riel/Adler/Petrescu www.wawau-adler.de

Rymm www.theasoti.com/rymm

Mahlukat www.kasiakadlubowska.com

Saxshop www.saxshop-music.de

Manfred Junker & John Stowell www.manfredjunker.com

SBO – Slavko Benic Orkestr www.sbojazz.com

Marie Louise www.marielouisemusik.de

Scriabin Code www.scriabincode.com

Marz & Die Bixtie Boys www.wirscheissengold.de

Seba Kaapstad www.kaapstad-music.com

Mehl Consortium www.magnusmehl.de

South Quartet www.southquartet.org

Meyers Nachtcafé www.meyersnachtcafe.com

Stubenjazz www.stubenjazz.de

Minua www.minua.net

The Huggee Swing Band www.huggee-swing.com

Moi Et Les Autres www.moietlesautres.de

The Kitchen Circus www.facebook.com/thekitchencircus

Moritz Keller Quintett www.soundcloud.com/user-932432238

The Swindlers www.theswindlers.de

NeckarGanga www.neckarganga.com

The Windwalkers www.windwalkers-music.com

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Thomas Siffling Trio www.thomassiffling.com Tonhaufen Deluxe www.sebastianvonkeler.com trio de lucs www.triodelucs.de Volker Engelberth Quartett www.volkerengelberth.com Volker Engelberth Quintett www.volkerengelberth.com Whiskydenker www.whiskydenker.de Yellow String Quartet www.friedstyle.com

Spotify Playlist

Play Jazz Baden-Württemberg For the first time, we present to you a Spotify Playlist with music by artists from BadenWürttemberg. To open the playlist please scan the code at the bottom of this page or visit the website www.jazzbuero-bw.de/jazzinbw. You will find the following artists on the playlist: Alexandra Lehmler Quartett Alexander ‘Sandi’ Kuhn Anke Helfrich Trio Bossarenova Christoph Beck Quartett Clemens Gutjahr Trio COBODY Deng Xiaomei Int. Ensemble Dirik Schilgen – JazzGrooves DuckTapeTicket FUMMQ Gerdband HATTLER Johannes Mössinger Joo Kraus und Marialy Pacheco

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Just Another Foundry Klaus Graf Quartett Lajos Dudas Mehl Consortium Minua NeckarGanga Patrick Bebelaar Roman Schuler ext. Trio (RSxT) Round about Italy Scriabin Code South Quartett Thomas Siffling Tonhaufen Deluxe trio de lucs Volker Engelberth


Festivals

Baden-Württemberg “We all have different roots. And each of us is acquainted with the music of his or her country. This is the power of music, that we can come together from different countries and create something wonderful together. When I make music alone, I do not always feel this intensity. The magic arises when sharing a festival stage with others.” Vuyo Sotashe, jazz singer from South Africa Festivals are musical hotspots that can make a city pulse with their positive vibrations. Like a stone thrown into a lake, they spread out. This causes a knock-on effect, fascinating the cherished audience and finding a diverse echo in conventional and new media, attracting attention and becoming the talk of the town. As international stars, regional greats, and visitors arrive from near and far, the aura of a place shifts and assumes a cheerful, almost southern atmosphere. Of course, such events also bring commercial value. A veritable market place forms on the festival grounds, as people don their finest clothes, stroll between stalls and shops selling merchandise, drink a glass of something, meet friends and acquaintances. Everyone is in a good mood and looks forward to the well-advertised concerts as well as the surprise by lesser-known artists. A festival has the effect of a short holiday: relaxing, stimulating, and often, thanks to the music, exhilarating. “Music is the best”, Frank Zappa once said. It’s not just musicians who share his feelings, but also recipients. Musicians mark festival dates in their calendars in red. Here, they can meet colleagues, like-minded people, and fans. Here, they can show their best side. Particularly when they are being filmed. In live performances of the improvisational music named jazz, both young and experienced musicians, stars and those who wish to become them, can be equally inspired by the waves of enthusiasm and by fellow musicians. BadenWürttemberg has always been a place where cultural history is written. Of course, there is also the music, which Oscar Wilde deemed “the perfect type of art”, that sounds in large concert halls, small clubs and at numerous festivals up and down the state. That is why the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts promotes various jazz festivals in the state with 195,000 euros this year. A glance at the state’s festival scene shows how ambitious and varied it is. So, let’s take a chronological look at the annual calendar: The International JazzArtFestival in Schwäbisch Hall, which has existed since 2006, kicks off in March. It is organised by the city’s Cultural Office, the Goethe Institute, the Konzertkreis Triangel, and the Alpha 60 Club – which happens to be the oldest sociocultural centre in Germany. Internationally recognised jazz greats such as Charles Lloyd,

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Vijay Iyer, and Irene Schweizer have performed here, as well as national icons such as Wolfgang Dauner, Michael Wollny, and Herbert Joos. The Jazz Festival welcomes world music and includes lectures, artist talks, photo exhibitions, and films. At Easter, the Theaterhaus Jazztage take place at the Theaterhaus on Pragsattel in Stuttgart. European and German jazz have taken centre stage since 1986. The organisers Werner Schretzmeier and Wolfgang Marmulla attach particular importance to offering young jazz musicians from Baden-Württemberg the chance to perform at public concerts. Crossover formats such as poetry slams, jazz and dance, and exhibitions round off the multi-day programme of the Easter festival. Since 1987, the Rottweil Jazz Festival strives to present national, regional, and local acts in the charming ambience of the Old Town Hall in spring. The focus is on jazz, but the jazz festival is also open to other genres such as funk, blues, pop, and rock. Greats such as Herbie Hancock, Dave Brubeck, Jan Garbarek, Maynard Ferguson, and Paul Kuhn have played here, as have musicians like Luther Allison, the Blues Brothers Band, Max Mutzke, and Salif Keita. At the beginning of May, the long-standing Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele will begin its 2018 edition. Under the direction of Thomas Wördehoff, the festival will feature exciting crossovers between genres and musical encounters like the Song Conversations in the programme, in addition to a versatile schedule of high-calibre classical concerts. The venues in the baroque royal palace are particularly exclusive. The concerts were first organised in 1932 by Wilhelm Krämer. Every year in July jazzopen stuttgart attracts attention on multiple stages across the city centre – for example, at the open-air arena on Schlossplatz, in the courtyard of the Old Castle, or with concerts in the BIX with its hot club atmosphere. The festival that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year ranks among the most important in Europe. Here, guests have included superstars such as Quincy Jones, Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Jamie Cullum, Steely Dan, and Gregory Porter. The few names alone highlight the attraction of the jazz festival, which includes the attribute ‘open’ in its name for a reason. The playground series is worthy of praise, as a welcome opportunity for young bands from Baden-Württemberg to present themselves before an audience as warm-up acts for the headliner. The German Jazz Trophy will open this large Stuttgart Festival at the SpardaWelt Eventcenter at the main train station. Likewise, before the summer break, jazz will feature in a series of festivals that are not explicitly focused on jazz, but by no means exclude one or two strong jazz acts finding their way onto the programme: Zeltival in Karlsruhe is one of these, alongside the Ulmer Zelt and the Zelt-Musik-Festival Freiburg. The Jazz Festival Esslingen, brought to life for the first time in 2015 by Maximilian Merkle, begins after the summer vacation and has made a name for itself from the very first edition. Under the patronage of Eberhard Weber, jazz musicians including Roy Hargrove, Chris Potter, Pablo Held, and Trilok Gurtu will perform on the Hafenmarkt and in other locations in Esslingen.

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The state festival calendar continues with the Jazz Festival Freiburg. Brad Mehldau, Stacey Kent, Avishai Cohen, and young bands like Gently Disturbed have already played in the university town on the River Dreisam. The programme is complemented by ‘Minigipfel’ (EN: mini summit), a pub festival and afternoon concerts with free admission! Enjoy Jazz – International Festival of Jazz and More is the largest German jazz festival and has taken place in the Rhein-Neckar metropolitan region since 1999. Between one and three jazz, electronica, or classical music concerts are held each evening for six weeks in the area surrounding Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen. These are supplemented by matinees, symposia, masterclasses, film showings, photo exhibitions, and literary performances. Enjoy Jazz encompasses a total of 80 events each year, with a diverse range of highlights, such as ‘40 Years of ECM’ and ‘Dark Jazz’. In October, the Konstanzer Jazzherbst traditionally takes place, featuring an ambitious program and jazz celebrities from near and far. Woodwind player Bernd Konrad, who founded, led, and influenced the jazz course at Stuttgart’s music university for many years, is a frequent guest – and was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the state of Baden-Württemberg in March 2018. Jazz musicians like Lizz Wright, Stanley Clarke, and Marcus Miller will also get a look-in at Lake Constance. The aalenerjazzfest takes place on the second weekend in November and looks back on a quarter of a century of history. Here, high-calibre jazz was and continues to be presented, and each year draws numerous jazz fans to the area, where performances by Cassandra Wilson, SWR Big Band, Xavier Naidoo, Iiro Rantala, or Till Brönner can be enjoyed. Since 2004, the Trans4Jazz Festival in Ravensburg and Weingarten has brought national and international jazz to Upper Swabia. This is organised by Jazztime e.V. Ravensburg. The Yellowjackets, the Gebrüder Gregor and Veit Hübner, Pat Metheny, and Gary Burton have played here. The trade journal Jazzthetik calls it “a booming Jazz Festival”, while the Schwäbische Zeitung praised the jazz as “highly energetic and boppy”. The Ehinger Jazztage, the Jazz Lights Oberkochen, the Schwetzinger Jazztage, the JazzMe-Festival in Eberbach, the acclaimed Stuttgarter Jazztage, the Weinstadt Jazztage, the Tübinger Jazz- und Klassik-Tage, or the Conversation in Jazz, also in Tübingen, are smaller jazz festivals, often with a long tradition, where joyful jamming and competent improvisation can be enjoyed.

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Festivals 7 14 2 15 12 17 13 5 6 1 18 16 4 3 9 10 11 8

aalenerjazzfest kunterbunt e.V.

Time

7 indoor / open air

November

Jazztival Bühl

1 indoor

November 2019 two-yearly

JazzMe Eberbach

3 indoor

March

Ehinger Jazztage

7 (year 2017) indoor

October

Jazzfestival Esslingen

5 (year 2017) indoor / open air

September

Jazzfestival Freiburg

8 indoor / open air

September

1 open air

June

1 indoor

October

Ludwigsburger Jazztage

2 (year 2017) indoor

November

Enjoy Jazz Festival Mannheim, Heidelberg & Ludwigshafen

26 (year 2017) indoor

October / November

Trans4Jazz-Festival Ravensburg-Weingarten

5 (year 2018) indoor

November

Jazzfest Rottweil

1 indoor

April / May

Internationales JazzArt Festival Schwäbisch Hall

2 indoor

March

10 (year 2016) indoor

October

4 indoor

March / April Easter

7 indoor / open air

July

Stuttgarter Jazztage

1 (year 2016) indoor

October / November

Jazztage Weinstadt

5 indoor

March

Jazz am Schloss, Göppingen Jazzfestival Karlsruhe

Schwetzinger Jazztage Theaterhaus Jazztage Stuttgart jazzopen stuttgart

You can find a map of Baden-Württemberg’s of the booklet.

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Venues

festivals and

venues in the center


Modern Jazz

Mainstream

Soul/ Pop jazz

Nu jazz

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jazztival@buehl.de www.jazztival-buehl.de

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kulturamt@eberbach.de www.JazzMe.de

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Old Time

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info@aalener-jazzfest.de www.aalener-jazzfest.de

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jazzclubehingen@gmx.de www.jazzclub-ehingen.de

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info@jazzfestival-esslingen.de www.jazzfestival-esslingen.de

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musiol@jazzhaus.de www.jazzfestival-freiburg.de

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info@jazz-ig.de www.jazz-ig.de

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festival@jazzclub.de www.jazzclub.de

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info@scala-ludwigsburg.de www.ludwigsburger-jazztage.de

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info@enjoyjazz.de www.enjoyjazz.de

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info@jazztime-ravensburg.de www.jazztime-ravensburg.de

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info@jazzfest-rottweil.de www.jazzfest-rottweil.de

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jazzclub-hall@gmx.de www.jazzart-hall.de

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gigs@jazzinitiative-schwetzingen.de www.jazzinitiative-schwetzingen.de

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th@theaterhaus.com www.theaterhaus.com

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info@opus.live www.jazzopen.com

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info@igjazz.de www.igjazz.de

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office@jak-weinstadt.de www.jak-weinstadt.de

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Jazzverband

Baden-Württemberg The Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg has represented the interests of the state’s jazz clubs and music initiatives for more than 30 years. The association was founded in 1986 on the initiative of different jazz club owners who hoped to create more performance opportunities for jazz musicians and in particular for up-and-coming musicians. Today the association includes more than 40 jazz clubs, located all over Baden-Württemberg. The Jazzbüro supports members in professionalizing the often voluntarily-maintained clubs. The Jazzverband has therefore set up framework agreements with the social security organization for artists and the GEMA on behalf of its members. The association is also a member of the Landesmusikrat and the Kunststiftung BadenWürttemberg. Furthermore, the Jazzverband manages the Jazzbüro Baden-Württemberg, which serves as a communication platform between players in the scene and the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts. Jazzbüro supports a variety of projects: the Landesjazzfestival, which has taken place annually since 1987 at alternating locations; the performance funding for jazz clubs; the performance funding outside Baden-Württemberg that musicians can apply for since 2015 to receive travel allowance for concerts outside of Baden-Württemberg; and the coordination of state representation at the jazzhead! fair. Executive committee: Eckhart Fischer, Chairman (Esslingen) Jürgen Caillet (Ravensburg) Prof. Mini Schulz (Stuttgart) Martin Trostel (Tübingen) Managing Director: Anna Bernlochner

Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg e.V. Anna Bernlochner Naststraße 11 a 70376 Stuttgart Tel. (0711) 48 90 97 21 www.jazzverband-bw.de www.jazzbuero-bw.de www.facebook.de/JazzbueroBW

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Jazz Clubs

Baden-Württemberg Jazz clubs with regular programming are the pillars of a lively scene. They serve both as a meeting spot for jazz fans and as a sound lab for all types of jazz. Baden-Württemberg is home to more than 40 clubs from Heilbronn to Konstanz and from Mannheim to Ulm; operating on a non-profit basis, voluntarily run by jazz lovers, united within the Jazzverband Baden-Württemberg. Some of these clubs have a long history and have offered a platform allowing several generations of international, national, and regional jazz musicians to develop. In 2014, the Federal Government awarded the jazz clubs Biberach, Singen, Villingen, and the BIX in Stuttgart for their excellent programming work. In 2017, the venue program award “APPLAUS” recognized the following clubs in BadenWürttemberg: Jazzclub Villingen (VillingenSchwenningen), Club Manufaktur (Schorndorf) and the Club Bastion (Kirchheim/Teck). And in 2016, the BIX (Stuttgart), the Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof (Heidelberg), the Café Central (Weinheim), Club W71 (Weikersheim) and tueZZday (Mannheim) were awarded. Furthermore, numerous other clubs and venues throughout Baden-Württemberg which are not members of the state’s Jazzverband help foster a vivid jazz scene through regular concerts. Examples are the regular jazz concerts in the Stuttgart “Kulturzentrum Kiste”, the Stuttgart “Merlin”, “the Schorndorf“ Manufaktur”, the Esslingen “Dieselstrasse”, the “Club W71” in Weikersheim, the Tübingen “Sudhaus” as well as the cultural center “Tempel” in Karlsruhe, the “Jazz Nights” at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the “Kulturzentrum Tollhaus” in Karlsruhe, the “Alte Feuerwache” in Mannheim, the “Nightmoves” at the National Theater Mannheim, the “Jazz im Busch” series in Mannheim, and the “Studiokonzerte” at the Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg, just to mention a few. We should also not forget to highlight the Stuttgart BIX and the Jazz im Prinz Karl in Tübingen, which garnered respect from the US magazine “Downbeat” for their atmosphere and programming. They were listed among the best jazz clubs worldwide. The BIX functions as the summer club venue for the international “jazzopen stuttgart” festival, and regularly provides a stage for jazz and pop students of the Stuttgart Conservatory.

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Venues 55 48 49 17 15 47 36 22 51 52 53 54 59 37 8

Time

Jazzverein Bad Saulgau e.V.

80 – 100

Fri + Sat

Jazzclub Balingen e.V.

100

Sat

Jazzclub Biberach e.V.

100

Fri

Jazz-Club Bretten e.V.

40

Tue

Jazzclub Bruchsal e.V.

Thu – Sun

Jazzclub Ehingen e.V.

40 – 700

Fri – Sun

Live-Musik Esslingen e.V., Jazz beim Dulkhäusle Jazzkeller Esslingen

1000 120

Thu Fri

Jazz-Club Ettlingen e.V. – Birdland 59

100

Fri

Jazzhaus Freiburg GmbH

250

Mon – Sun

Jazzkongress e.V., Freiburg

125

Mon

Ruefetto Jazzsessions, Freiburg

50

Thu

Waldsee Freiburg

200

Tue

JazzPort Friedrichshafen e.V.

150

Thu

Jazz-iG e.V., Göppingen

80

Wed

Jazzclub Heidelberg Vereingung für improvisierte Musik e.V.

150

Mon – Sun

You can find a map of Baden-Württemberg’s of the booklet.

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Capacity

festivals and

venues in the center


Modern jazz

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Old Time

Soul/ Pop jazz

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Nu jazz

Contact

1.Vorsitz@jazzverein-bad-saulgau.de www.jazzverein-bad-saulgau.de info@jazzclub-balingen.de www.jazzclub-balingen.de

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vorstand@jazzbiber.de www.jazzbiber.de info@jazz-club-bretten.de www.jazz-club-bretten.de

info@jazzclub-bruchsal.de www.jazzclub-bruchsal.de Jazzclub-Ehingen@web.de www.jazzclub-ehingen.de

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mail@live-musik-esslingen.de www.live-musik-esslingen.de booking@birdland59.de www.birdland59.de musiol@jazzhaus.de www.jazzhaus.de mail@jazzkongress.de www.jazzkongress.de

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mail@ruefettojazzsessions.de www.ruefettojazzsessions.de

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waldsee@waldsee-freiburg.de www.waldsee-freiburg.de mail@jazzport-fn.de www.jazzport-fn.de

info@jazz-ig.de www.jazz-ig.de volkerhaunschild@jazzclub-heidelberg.de

www.jazzclub-heidelberg.de

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Venues 9 10 39 12 13 14 40 18 19 20 21 38 25 7 60

Time

Jazzhaus Heidelberg 2014 e.V.

34 – 60

Wed – Sun

Klaus Tschira Stiftung, Heidelberg Jazz x persönlich

100

Sun

Jazz Heidenheim e. V.

180

Fri

Ebene 3, Heilbronn

180

Wed – Sun

Jazzclub CAVE 61 e.V. im Alten Theater Heilbronn

150

Thu

Waldhaus Heilbonn e.V.

150

Thu + Sat

Jazzin‘ Herrenberg e.V.

100

Thu – Sun

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe JAZZ NIGHTS

340

Fri – Sun

Kulturzentrum Tempel, Karlsruhe

200

Mon – Sun

Jazzclub Karlsruhe e.V.

80 – 200

Mon, Thu – Sat

Verein der Freunde der KlangKunst Weststadt e.V., 70 Karlsruhe

Wed – Fri, Sun

Jazz-Club Schloss Köngen e.V.

130 – 200

Fri

JazzKultur Korntal-Münchingen e.V.

80

Thu

Leicht & Selig Kunstraum und Jazzclub, Ladenburg

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Sat

Jazz Club 56 Lörrach e. V.

90

Fri + Sun

You can find a map of Baden-Württemberg’s of the booklet.

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Capacity

festivals and

venues in the center


Modern jazz

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Mainstream

Old Time

Soul/ Pop jazz

Nu jazz

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jazzhaushd1@t-online.de www.jazzhaus-hd.de www.jazzxpersoenlich.de info@jazz-heidenheim.de www.jazz-heidenheim.de info@ebene-3.de www.ebene-3.de booking@cave61.com www.cave61.de

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info@waldhaus.in www.waldhaus.in info@jazzinherrenberg.de www.jazzinherrenberg.de www.staatstheater.karlsruhe.de

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tempel@email.de www.kulturverein-tempel.de booking@jazzclub.de www.jazzclub.de booking@hemingwaylounge.de www.hemingwaylounge.de jazzclub@jazz-club-schlosskoengen.de www.jazz-club-schlosskoengen.de

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jazzkultur@t-online.de www.jazzkultur.com philleicht@leicht-und-selig.de www.leicht-und-selig.de info@jazztone.de www.jazztone.de

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Venues

Time

Jazzclub Ludwigsburg e.V.

150

Fri

Alte Feuerwache Mannheim gGmbH

1000

Mon – Sun

2

ELLA&LOUIS Music&Bar, Mannheim

110 – 199

Mon – Sun

3

IG Jazz Mannheim Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis

150

Tue Fri + Sat

Jazz im Busch, Mannheim

80

Wed – Sat

5

Nationaltheater Mannheim Musiksalon Jazz

120

Mon

6

Planetarium Mannheim Space Jazz Nights

220

Fri

Jazzclub 55 – Jazzkeller Pforzheim e.V.

60

Tue

Jazztime Ravensburg e.V.

60 – 600

Mon – Sun

Jazzclub IN DER MITTE e.V., Reutlingen

100

Fri + Sat

Kulturzentrum franz.K, Reutlingen

620

Mon – Sun

Club Manufaktur, Schorndorf

400

Wed – Sat

Jazzclub Session 88, Schorndorf

120

Fri – Sun

Jazzclub Schwäbisch Hall e.V.

230

Wed – Sun

Jazz Mission Schwäbisch Gmünd e.V.

80 – 300

Thu – Sun

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You can find a map of Baden-Württemberg’s of the booklet.

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Capacity

festivals and

venues in the center


Modern jazz

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Mainstream

Old Time

Soul/ Pop jazz

Nu jazz

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Contact

info@jazzclub-ludwigsburg.de www.jazzclub-ludwigsburg.de booking@altefeuerwache.com www.altefeuerwache.com thomas.siffling@siffling-productions.co www.ellalouis.de igjazz-booking@gmx.de www.ig-jazz.de post@jazzimbusch.de www.jazzimbusch.de www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de

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www.planetarium-mannheim.de bibi@bibi-kreutz.de www.jazzclub55-pforzheim.de

info@jazztime-ravensburg.de www.jazztime-ravensburg.de info@indermitte.de www.indermitte.de

info@franzk.net www.franzk.net info@club-manufaktur.de www.club-manufaktur.de

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buecherstube-seelow@t-online.de www.jazzclub-session88.de jazzclub-hall@gmx.de www.jazzclub-hall.de matthias.flum@web.de www.jazzmission.de

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Venues 11 57 29 30 31 32 33 34 41 42 43 46 50 58 26

Time

Jazzinitiative Schwetzingen e.V.

50 – 60 / 500

Fri – Sun

Jazz-Club Singen e.V.

300

Wed – Fri

BIX Jazzclub gGmbH, Stuttgart

250

Tue – Sat

IGJazz Stuttgart e.V.

30 – 150

Wed – Fri

Jazzclub Kiste e.V., Stuttgart

80 – 100

Mon – Sat

Kulturgesellschaft Musik+Wort e.V., Stuttgart

370 – 750

Mon – Sun

Theaterhaus Stuttgart

100 – 1000

Mon – Sun

Traditional Jazz Hall Stuttgart

100

Wed – Sun

Jazz im Prinz Karl e.V., Tübingen

100 – 350

Fri + Sat

Jazzclub Tübingen e.V.

50 – 70

Tue + Wed + Fri

Sudhaus e.V., Tübingen

350 – 650

Tue – Sun

Verein für moderne Musik Ulm / Neu-Ulm e.V.

250

Mon

Jazzclub Villingen e.V.

80

Sat

Jazz Point e.V., Wangen

150 – 200

Fri

Jazzclub Armer Konrad e.V., Weinstadt

70

Thu + Fri

You can find a map of Baden-Württemberg’s of the booklet.

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Capacity

festivals and

venues in the center


Modern jazz

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Mainstream

Old Time

Soul/ Pop jazz

Nu jazz

Contact

clam29@gmx.de www.jazzinitiative-schwetzingen.de rudolfkolmstetter@gmx.de www.jazzclub-singen.de

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info@bix-stuttgart.de www.bix-stuttgart.de info@igjazz.de www.igjazz.de kiste@kiste-stuttgart.de www.kiste-stuttgart.de jazz-stuttgart@gmx.de www.swing-time-special.de

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th@theaterhaus.com www.theaterhaus.com info@haraldschwer.de www.jazz-hall.de

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hugo@jipk.net www.jipk.de info@jazzclub-tuebingen.de www.jazzclub-tuebingen.de mail@sudhaus-tuebingen.de www.sudhaus-tuebingen.de info@verein-fuer-moderne-musik.de www.verein-fuer-moderne-musik.de

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info@jazzclub-villingen.de www.jazzclub-villingen.de

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booking@jazzpoint-wangen.de www.jazzpoint-wangen.de office@jak-weinstadt.de www.jak-weinstadt.de

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Production

Jazz Baden-Württemberg It has been said that Baden-Württemberg is home to many locations where history was not only made in the past but continues to be made today. This refers not to the more than 40 jazz clubs, which have continuously supplied the audience with their “daily supply”, but rather to the recording studios, which offer their technical know-how to musicians, presenting their art in the best possible way. The oldest privately-owned German recording studio is located in Ludwigsburg. The Bauer Studios were founded in 1949 and have developed into not just one of the largest recording studios, but also into a versatile provider of integrated services. As a specialist for jazz and with outstanding sound quality, the Bauer Studios have stood for competency, diversity, and commitment for more than 50 years. The name is inextricably linked with the development of the chamber music “ECM” jazz sound in the 1970s, which arose from the cooperation of Manfred Eicher and sound engineer Martin Wieland. Classic albums by Pat Metheny, Ralph Towner, Oregon, and Chick Corea were recorded in Ludwigsburg; even the “Köln Concert” by Keith Jarrett was recorded by the Bauer Studios. Not only Jarrett and Corea have played on their Steinway piano: Michael Wollny also recorded his multiple award-winning album “Weltentraum” and “Nachtfahrten” on the instrument. The studio is the home of recordings for ACT Music, ECM, ENJA, Sony, Universal, CAM-Jazz, and Winter & Winter. World stars like Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder have been guests at the studio in Ludwigsburg. We should also not forget to mention the classic of “direct-to-disc” fashion: In 1979, the legendary Boxenkiller album “Knock Out” by Charly Antolini was recorded here for the label “Jeton”. Today, the Bauer Studios not only produce music but also organize studio concerts with live recordings that are later published on vinyl in limited editions. “Neuklang” includes renowned musicians from Baden-Württemberg as well as national and international stars. Since 2017 Bettina Bertók, Michael Thumm and Philipp Heck have taken over the management of Bauer Studios however there has been no change among their renowned sound mixers. The MPS – Musik Produktion Schwarzwald which was founded in Villingen in 1968 by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer as a follow-up label to SABA-Records, is legendary. Between 1963 and 1983, more than 500 jazz albums of renowned outstanding recording quality were produced in Villingen. The artists included international stars like Oscar Peterson, George Duke, Dave Pike, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Konitz as well as the crème de la crème of the German jazz scene at the time: Wolfgang Dauner, Albert Mangelsdorff, Gunter Hampel, Volker Kriegel, Eberhard Weber, and Joachim Kühn. In 1983, Brunner-Schwer sold

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the rights to MPS productions which then underwent a migration through several record companies and eventually became iconic collector’s items among “Rare Groove” enthusiasts. Since January 2015, the MPS label is once again active and has published new albums by Django Deluxe, Malakoff Kowalski, Barbara Dennerlein, Lisa Bassenge, Hamilton de Holanda, and the Rolf Kühn Unit. In 2010, the MPS studio in Villingen was declared a cultural monument while the studio resumed production operations. Since then, Wolfgang Dauner, Günter Baby Sommer, Uli Lenz, Herbert Joos, Patrick Bebelaar, Peter Madsen, Günter Lenz, Klaus Ignatzek, Frank Kuruc, Gee Hye Lee, Johannes Mössinger, and others have recorded new albums at the studio with its rich tradition. The studio produces music under their own label “HGBSBlue” as well as under external labels. In summer 2018 the Studios Villingen plan to reintroduce analog recordings like in earlier times Die kleine Audiowelt studio in Sandhausen near Heidelberg provides a relaxed yet professional atmosphere for successful cooperation with labels such as “JAZZNARTS Records” and “Phazz-ADelic”. This is where albums by Lutz Häfner & Rainer Böhm, Caroll Vanwelden, Barbara Lahr, Jürgen Friedrich, Daniel Prandl, Triband, Joo Kraus, Olaf Schönborn, and Thomas Siffling were recorded. It is also home to the pop artists of Mannheim (Söhne Mannheims, Get Well Soon, Wallis Bird). Halfway between Ludwigsburg and Pforzheim, you will find the Gospelgroove-Studio in Illingen, which has operated under the motto of “Analogue Feeling In A Digital World” for more than 20 years. Some of the artists that have put their trust in the professional know-how of Marcus Zierle include Gee Hye Lee, Frank Kuruc, Rainer Böhm, Karoline Höfler, Daniel Prandl, Wanja Slavin, and more recently Alan Parsons. Labels Similarly, there are all kinds of independent and highly critically praised jazz labels across Baden-Württemberg, acting in part under umbrella recording studios such as Neuklang, Chaos (Bauer Studios), and HGBSBlue (MPS-Studio) and in part operated by musicians, like JAZZNARTS Records, Personality Records (Thomas Siffling), dml-records (Patrick Bebelaar), frimfram (Torsten Krill), blisstone (Jo Bartmes), Finetone (Peter Lehel), Rodenstein Records (Olaf Schönborn), and Bassic Sound (Thomas Stabenow). Furthermore, we must mention: Biber Records (Bollschweil), Foxtones Music (Albbruck), IN+OUT Records (Freiburg), jawo records (Immenstadt), Jazzhaus Records (Freiburg), Satin Doll Music (Auenwald), Termidor Musikverlag & Timba Records (Remseck), and Herbie Martin Music (Karlsruhe).

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Labels

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Founded

Bassic Sound

1986

Biber Records

1985

blisstone

2008

Connector

1994

dml-records

1998

finetone music – feine Töne aus Jazz, Klassik & Crossover

1999

Foxtones Music – finest jazz records

2007

Herbie Martin Music

2016

HGBSBlue

2016

InVivo-records

2011

Jazzhaus Records

2005

JAZZNARTS Records

2000

MPS-Studio Villingen

1961

NEUKLANG

2004

Personality Records

2007

Rodenstein Records

2000

Satin Doll Music

1991


Outstanding Artists

Contact

Lee Konitz, Ack van Rooyen, Mel Lewis, Jimmy Cobb, Roman Schwaller, Johannes Enders, Rainer Böhm

thomas@thomasstabenow.de www.thomasstabenow.de/music

Büdi Siebert, Ralf Illenberger, Alfred Harth, Friedemann, The Silent Jazz Ensemble, Gebhard Ullmann

music@vollton.com www.biber-records.de

COBODY, Kosho, bartmes, Merkur, Stephan Zobeley, The Soul Jazz Dynamiters,

info@blisstone.com www.blisstone.com

Paquito D´Rivera, Arturo Sandoval, Wolfgang Dauner, United Jazz & Rock Ensemble, Dauner & Dauner

timba@termidor.de www.termidor.de

Patrick Bebelaar, Carlo Rizzo, Michel Godard, Herbert Joos, Frank Kuruc, Fola Dada, Jo Ambros

vertrieb-support@dml-records.de www.dml-records.de

Peter Schindler, Peter Lehel, Kristjan Randalu, Bodek Janke, Wolfgang Meyer, Sabine Meyer, TRI

finetonemusic@gmx.net www.finetone.de

Axel Schwintzer, Matthias Anton, Oliver Tabeling, Andy Scherrer, Arno Haas

vertrieb@foxtonesmusic.de www.foxtonesmusic.de

Rieke Katz, Roman Schuler extended Trio (RSxT), Andy Pfeiler, Petter Bergander, The Savage Five

Info@HerbieMartinMusic.de www.HerbieMartinMusic.de

Lukas Brenner, Anne Czichowsky, Sheila Jordan, Kristin Korb, Jasper vant Hof, Gee Hye Lee, Herbert Joos

info@gospelgroove-studio.de www.gospelgroove-studio.de

Lorenzo Petrocca Organ Trio, Alexander Bühl Sextett, Anne Czichowsky, Axel Kühn, HiPPie, Marcel Gustke

info@invivo-records.de www.invivo-records.de

Cécile Verny Quartet, Daniel Zamir, Pippo Pollina, Sarah Ferri, Simin Tander, Filippa Gojo Quartett

info@jazzhausrecords.com www.jazzhausrecords.com

Alexandra Lehmler, Thomas Siffling, Seba Kaapstad, Claus Boesser-Ferrari, Kevin Nasshan, Carsten Lindholm

contact@siffling-productions.com www.jazznarts.com

Wolfgang Dauner, Gee Hye Lee, Patrick Bebelaar, Herbert Joos, Sheila Jordan, Baby Sommer

info@mps-villingen.de www.mps-villingen.de

Marialy Pacheco, Ed Partyka Jazz Orchestra, Omer Klein, Olivia Trummer, Simin Tander, Jin Jim, Katharina Maschmeyer

info@bauerstudios.de www.neuklangrecords.de

Jens Düppe, Trevor Anderies, Johannes Müller, Gerdband, SAP Big Band, Engelrausch

contact@siffling-productions.com www.personality-records.com

Allen Blairman, Fola Dada, Thomas Siffling, Black Project, Randy Brecker, The Scriabin Code, Rainer Tempel

contact@rodensteinrecords.com www.rodensteinrecords.com

Olaf Polziehn, Ull Möck, Gregor Hübner, Axel Kühn, Matthias Stich, Peter Lehel, Thomas Siffling

info@satindoll.de www.satindoll.de

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Scene

Jazz Baden-Württemberg A – Artists: Erwin Lehn, Wolfgang Dauner, Eberhard Weber, Mani Neumeier, Herbert Joos, Günter Lenz, Wolfgang Schmid, Bernd Konrad, Paul Schwarz, Joerg Reiter, Thomas Heidepriem, Dieter Ilg, Michael Kersting, Steffen Schorn, Klaus Graf, Claus Stötter, Ekkehard Rössle, Karoline Höfler, Joo Kraus, Andi Maile, Gregor Hübner, Patrick Bebelaar, Jo Bartmes, Ralf Schmid, Rainer Tempel, Veit Hübner, Frank Kroll, Thomas Siffling, Torsten Krill, Bodek Janke, Rainer Böhm, Anne Czichowsky, Fola Dada, Wolfgang Fuhr, Anke Helfrich, Thomas Stabenow, Claus BoesserFerrari, Manfred Kniel, Jens Loh, Pit Baumgartner, Peter Lehel, Mini Schulz, Frank Kuruc, Olaf Schönborn, Gee Hye Lee, Alexandra Lehmler, Daniel Prandl, Axel Kühn, Alexander “Sandi” Kuhn, Magnus Mehl, Volker Engelberth, Sebastian Schuster, Alexander Bühl, Tobias Becker and many more... (no claim to completeness!) E – “Einklang – Klassik, Jazz & More”: Stuttgart record store with a remarkable jazz section. F – Festivals: see pages 9, 13 – 17 G – “German Jazz Trophy”: Prize awarded annually since 2001 by the Sparda-Bank Baden-Württemberg, the JazzZeitung, and the cultural organization Musik+Wort under the mantra of “A Life for Jazz”. Previous award winners include Erwin Lehn, Wolfgang Dauner, Carla Bley, Lee Konitz, Ralph Towner, Klaus Doldinger, Abdullah Ibrahim. The award ceremony and the concert for the award will take place at the “jazzopen stuttgart”. www.german-jazz-trophy.de H – Hermann Art Kollektiv: Artist collective inspired by the “Kettenbrief Kuchen Hermann” (EN: chain letter Hermann cake). Based in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, the collective of mainly but not only jazz musicians such as Thomas Siffling, Alexandra Lehmler, Erwin Ditzner, and Claus Boesser-Ferrari, works together interdisciplinarily with other art movements (photography, film, literature, theater). The collective has been active since 2012 and organized a second “cross-media jazzfestival” in 2014. It has since hosted “encounter concerts for refugees and locals”, an “Astroslam” at the Mannheim planetarium, and live scoring of the iconic film “Pink Narcissus”. www.hermannartkollektiv.de I - IG Jazz Rhine-Neckar: Association of jazz musicians and jazz enthusiasts in the Rhine-Neckar-Triangle to promote young musical talent and to support current avant-garde music trends. Organizes the concert series “tueZZday” every Tuesday and coordinates the Neuer Deutscher Jazzpreis (EN: new German jazz award) Mannheim. www.ig-jazz.de

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I – IG Jazz Stuttgart: Alliance of musicians for modern and contemporary jazz in the greater Stuttgart area. The IG Jazz Stuttgart regularly hosts concerts at the BIX, the Kiste, and the Forum Theater, and organizes the Stuttgarter Jazztage every fall. www.igjazz.de I – Independent radio stations: The Landesanstalt für Kommunikation Baden-Württemberg (EN: Media Broadcasting Authority of the State of BadenWürttemberg) funds nine non-commercial radios in Mannheim, Crailsheim, Ulm, Schopfheim, and Karlsruhe: Bermudafunk (Mannheim), Freies Radio für Stuttgart, Freies Radio Freudenstadt, Helle Welle/ Wüste Welle (Tübingen), Freies Radio Wiesental (Schopfheim), Querfunk (Karlsruhe), radioaktiv (Mannheim), Radio Dreyeckland (Freiburg in Breisgau), Radio free FM (Ulm), Radio StHörfunk (SchwäbischHall). They generally present highquality jazz programming (general reports, festival radio, interviews, concert recordings). J – Jazzbüro Baden-Württemberg: The Jazzbüro was set up by the Jazzverband e.V. as a communication platform for actors of the scene and the Ministry of Science, Research, and the Arts. It supports the annual Landesjazzfestival, the performance funding for jazz clubs, the performance funding outside Baden-Württemberg as well as the coordination of the state representation at jazzahead!, among others. www.jazzbuero-bw.de J – Jazz Alliance: The Jazz Alliance is the joint association of the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region jazz scene. Since 2012, the alliance brings together entrepreneurs, festivals, musicians, the Mannheim Conservatory, and the EU-sponsored Clustermanagement Musikwirtschaft (EN: cluster management music economy) to represent the region’s jazz expertise as an alliance. www.jazzalliance.tumblr.com J – Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg: see pages 5 – 7 J – Jazz im Prinz Karl: Jazz im Prinz Karl is an association of jazz enthusiasts who have set themselves the goal of bringing renowned and contemporary jazz music to Tübingen. Every year, the association organizes 12 to 16 concerts with international bands and musicians. Since its foundation in 1977, the JiPK has organized hundreds of concerts with the most famous bands from the international jazz scene. In 2018, the US magazine “Downbeat” honored Jazz im Prinz Karl for the third time in a row and listed the initiative as one of the most important jazz concert organizers worldwide. www.jipk.net

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J – Jazzpages: A website initiated by Frank Schindelbeck that provides all kinds of information regarding jazz throughout Baden-Württemberg with a focus on the RhineNeckar region. Here, you will find news, record discussions, concert and festival reports, interviews, jazz photography, and the Metropoljazz.de event calendar with jazz concerts. The website also provides lots of other service information that would otherwise be cumbersome to gather. www.jazzpages.de J – Jazz Podium: A Stuttgart-based jazz magazine published since 1952. It includes news, musician profiles, interviews, record and book discussions, interspersed music history and music theory, an event calendar, festival reports, tour dates, and radio and TV programs. www.jazzpodium.de L – Landesjazzfestival Baden-Württemberg: In November 2018, the “traveling” festival will be hosted in Friedrichshafen attracting an audience with its diverse program at different venues. M – Music universities in Stuttgart and Mannheim: both universities provide a qualified artistic and professional degree. The Institute for Jazz and Pop at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart was founded by Prof. Bernd Konrad in 1986 and is one of the most long-standing and most innovative in the European academic landscape. It includes the four-year degree programme Bachelor’s in Jazz & Pop and the two-year degree programmes Master’s in Jazz and Master’s in Jazz Composition. The Institute for Jazz & Pop presents itself during an annual festival. www.hmdk-stuttgart.de The Department of Jazz and Popular Music at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Mannheim was founded in 1994 and established under the direction of professors Joerg Reiter and Jürgen Seefelder. Sixty students, who must pass an intermediate examination after the first semester, can complete their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree here. www.muho-mannheim.de N – New German Jazz Prize: The prize has been awarded by IG Jazz from Mannheim since 2006. It is the only German jazz prize that is awarded by public vote after a preselection process by a panel of prestigious jurors. The best band receives the main prize of 10,000 euros, the soloist prize-winner wins 1,000 euros and the composition prize, founded in 2017, comes with a 2,000 euro prize. www.neuerdeutscherjazzpreis.de P – Performance promotion: see page 9

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R – Radio: The SWR jazz editorial office, currently headed by Günther Huesmann and Julia Neupert, is a branch of the cultural radio station SWR2 and is responsible for ten weekly airdates. A new concept in 2017 is the “Homezone” series, which airs once a month and deals entirely with jazz in southwest Germany. Furthermore, the SWR jazz editorial office curates the yearly concert series “SWR2 New Jazz Meeting” and the “SWR2 NowJazz Session”, which takes place during the Donaueschinger Musiktage. www.swr.de/swr2/programm/sendungen/jazz S – Sacred popular music: Since the summer term 2016, the College of Church Music in Tübingen is the first German college to offer a Master’s degree in “Sacred Popular Music”. The staff includes musicians such as Patrick Bebelaar, Tobias Becker, Axel Kühn, and Barbara Bürkle, among others. In cooperation with the Jazzclub Tübingen, the college organizes a small festival called “Conversations – Jazz im Dialog” every April. www.kirchenmusikhochschule.de S – State Jazz Award Baden-Württemberg: see pages 5 – 7 S – SWR Big Band: Founded in 1951 by Professor Erwin Lehn, the Südfunk-Tanzorchester developed over the years to the SWR BigBand. The big band has already performed with stars such as Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Chet Baker, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, and Catharina Velente. Every year the SWR Big Band presents new productions from renowned arrangers and with soloists such as Sammy Nestico, Phil Woods or Bob Mintzer. Especially successfull was their concert series “Swing Legenden” with Max Greger senior, Paul Kuhn, Bill Ramsey and Hugo Strasser. At the jazzopen 2017 in Stuttgart the SWR Big Band performed with Quincy Jones, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jacob Collier and George Benson. www.swr.de/bigband S – SWR Jazz Prize: The SWR Jazz Prize is awarded by the Rundfunkanstalt (previously: SWF) and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1981. Since 2009, the prize is endowed with 15,000 euros. The prize is handed out during an award winners concert at the “Enjoy Jazz” festival. www.swr.de Y – Young talent promotion: see page 7

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Festivals / Festivals Venues / Spielstätten Inhabitants / Einwohner > 75.000 < 75.000

> 500.000 > 250.000 > 150.000

1

1

Mannheim

2

3

4

5

6

Ladenburg

2

7

Eberbach

3 11

Schwetzingen

Heidelberg 8

1

Bruchsal 15

9 10

Heilbronn 12 13 14

Bretten

Karlsruhe

Schwäbisch Hall

17

18 19 20 21

5

Ludwigsburg

Pforzheim

22

Ettlingen

6

24

Korntal-Münchingen 9

25

23

Weinstadt

10 11 12 36

Stuttgart

40

7

Schorndorf 35

Esslingen

13 37

39

Köngen Göppingen Heidenheim

Tübingen

41 42 43

44 45

Reutlingen

Ulm 46

Balingen

Ehingen

48

47

15

Rottweil 16

Biberach 49

50

Villingen-Schwenningen

17 51 52 53 54

Freiburg

Singen

55

Bad Saulgau Ravensburg 18 56

57

Lörrach 60

Aalen

Schwäbisch Gmünd

38

Herrenberg

14

27 28

8 26

29 30 31 32 33 34

Bühl

16

4

Friedrichshafen 59

Wangen 58

2018 Brochure Jazz Baden-Württemberg English  

All about jazz in south-west Germany (Baden-Württemberg). Festivals, musicians, artists, venues, clubs, lables and studios

2018 Brochure Jazz Baden-Württemberg English  

All about jazz in south-west Germany (Baden-Württemberg). Festivals, musicians, artists, venues, clubs, lables and studios

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