ELBJAZZ Festival in Hamburg

Elbjazz FestivalFor the sixth time, Hamburg harbour will be the stage for the ELBJAZZ Festival, taking place May 29th and May 30th with over 50 bands in various extraordinary locations.

Festival organisers have made sure once again that there is something for everyone during those two days. Dee Dee Bridgewater will perform with the Finnish UMO Jazz Orchestra, Monty Alexander will play with his Harlem Kingston Express, young vocal sensation Cécile McLorin Salvant is scheduled as well as UK vocal ace Ian Shaw. For the more Funk-oriented music lovers, former James Brown saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis will light up the stage as well as Brazilian legend Ed Motta.

Also, piano trio fans will be delighted to learn that Vijay Iyer, Kenny Werner (with saxophonist Benjamin Koppel), Pablo Held, and Omer Klein can be seen on stage. Lots of European and German artists are among the line-up again like piano wunderkind Michael Wollny, French virtuoso Baptiste Trotignon, or Jacky Terrasson, who will play a church concert with trumpeter Stéphane Belmondo.

The various indoor and outdoor stages can be reached via shuttle barges which will be commuting inside the splendid harbour. Workshops, movie screenings, and a club night round out the programme for this year and you can get all relevant info right here: www.elbjazz.de

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