When the Port Turns Into a Stage: The ELBJAZZ Festival in Hamburg
2 Days – 10 venues – 50 concerts on May 27 and 28 2011
After last year’s successful premiere the ELBJAZZ Festival is coming up again. On May 27 and 28 the port of Hamburg will again turn into a major stage for Jazz music: More than 50 concerts, extraordinary venues, an extensive supporting program and the harbour scenery contribute to the unique character of the ELBJAZZ Festival.
The program shows Jazz in all its colours – American Star bassist Charlie Haden and
his Quartet West, Scottish Shooting Star Paolo Nutini, Funk Unit with Swedish Trobonist Nils Landgren , singers like Maria João and Kurt Elling, Jazz-DJ Nicola Conte and – just in time for his 75th birthday – different formations led by German Jazz-Legend Klaus Doldinger.
Music is played open air and indoor on small and large stages on extraordinary venues in and around the port of Hamburg and the HafenCity. With venues like the Lounge Theatre, the imposing Blohm+Voss dockyards and the traditional cargo ship, the festival conquers new spaces for Jazz music. The audience can take the barge shuttle to get from one venue to the next so that even a harbour boat trip is included in the ELBJAZZ experience.
Artists for the ELBJAZZ Festival 2011*:
Azymuth·Balkanoid·Bernd Heitzler Bass Trio·Bojan Z. Solo·Boozoo Bajou·Cécile Verny Quartet·Céline Rudolph·Charlie Haden Quartet West·Christian Elsässer Trio·Clara Ponty Quartet·Coco Zhao & Le Spin Ovale·Colin Vallon Trio·Don Grusin Solo·Fringe Magnetic·Gabby Young & Other Animals·Gregory Porter·Helge Sunde Ensemble Denada·Ian Shaw·Ivo Neame Quartet·Jeanette Lindström·Jonas Schoen·Klaus Doldinger’s Passport·Kurt Elling·Lars Duppler Raetur feat. Pétur Ben·Magnum Coltrane Price·Maria João & Mário Laginha Quartet·Mathias Eick·Mo’ Horizons·Mojo Club·Monsieur Dubois·NDR Bigband·Nicola Conte·Nighthawks·Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin·Nils Landgren - Klaus Doldinger Quartett mit Lars Danielsson und Ingfried Hoffmann·Nils Landgren Funk Unit·Nils Wülker & Arne Jansen·Paolo Nutini·Paul Zauner Quinett·Phronesis·Polar Bear·Sidsel Endresen·Soweto Kinch·Stian Westerhus·The Burhorn·The Taal Tantra Experience·Tingvall Trio·Vladyslav Sendecki·Wawau Adler & Pee Wee Ellis·Yaron Herman·Zanussi Five
*Subject to modificationshttp://www.elbjazz.de/en