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The Leipzig Jazz Days - More than 40 years of jazz festival culture

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Leipzig Jazz Days

The International Leipzig Jazz Days is one of the oldest and most renowned jazz festivals in Germany. In 2016, it celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Every autumn, the Jazzclub Leipzig presents more than 100 musicians over ten days – heavy-weights and jazz pioneers, as well as innovative newcomers. Concerts are played at the Opera and the Schauspielhaus theatre, in the historical Congress Centre at the Zoo, in churches as well as in numerous scene clubs and in the oldest cinema in the city, UT Connewitz.

With self-initiated projects, commissioned compositions and, above all, a thematic framework, the festival reflects the zeitgeist of jazz: "Between Mahler and Miles", "Sound of Heimat" or "Cinematic Jazz" were previous themes. Its close connection to the Polish jazz scene distinguishes the Leipzig Jazz Days from many other festivals. Thanks to the traditional "Jazz for Kids" in the large Opera concert hall, the festival also represents a cultural highlight for the whole family.

Leipzig Jazz Days 2018

11 - 20 October 2018

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