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Jazzfest Berlin 2022: Moving back / forward | 03.11-06.11.2022

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After two pandemic hybrid festival editions with digital bridges to New York, Johannesburg, Cairo and São Paulo, Jazzfest Berlin 2022 returns to the physical resonance space of the here and now, welcoming over 150 musicians* from all over the world to the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and surrounding venues from 3 to 6 November.

Image above: Asher Gamedze © Frank Schmitt

Enriched by the experiences of recent years – new partnerships around the Atlantic and new artistic formats – the 59th edition of the festival is back in the freshly renovated Haus der Berliner Festspiele, the Pierre Boulez Saal, the nearby clubs A-Trane and Quasimodo, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

Analogous to the dialectical flow of a musical current that has always been characterised by migration, change and dialogue, young and old, tradition and renewal, continuity and rupture as well as a plurality of cultures from over 25 countries will also be joining hands in the artistic encounters at this year’s festival in the 39 acts – including once again numerous German and Berlin premieres. Among them are established greats of the US avant-garde scene such as Craig Taborn, Matana Roberts, Tomeka Reid, Hamid Drake and Kris Davis, new voices that draw on the tradition of spiritual jazz such as Immanuel Wilkins and Isaiah Collier, as well as up-and-coming newcomers from the USA and Europe, including Ben LaMar Gay, Sun-Mi Hong and Kirke Karja.

DEEDS NEWS Jazzfest Berlin 2022 Rog Walker
Immanuel Wilkins © Rog Walker

Also on stage will be: Representatives of the South African jazz scene such as Asher Gamedze and the Johannesburg collective The Brother Moves On, improvisational musicians inspired by folkloric musical traditions such as Kateryna Ziabliuk and Maryana Golovchenko from Ukraine (Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors), Olga Kozieł from Poland (Lumpeks), Sanem Kalfa from Turkey (Black Sea Songs), Silvia Tarozzi and Deborah Walker from Italy (“Canti di guerra, di lavoro e d’amore”), the Gurdjieff Ensemble from Armenia (“Zartir”) or Lucian Ban from Romania (“Transylvanian Folk Songs”), European free jazz pioneers such as Sven-Åke Johansson and Peter Brötzmann as well as protagonists of the younger generations such as Mette Rasmussen, Rodrigo Amado and Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra.

DEEDS NEWS Jazzfest Berlin 2022 Oleksii Karpovych
Kateryna Ziabliuk © Oleksii Karpovych

The evening programme opens on Friday with a special performance by Sven-Åke Johansson, whose multifaceted life’s work the festival will highlight with a wide variety of contributions – the day on which the Festspielhaus will become an open resonance space for the audience and the musicians in the second part of the evening. Under the motto “Playing the Haus”, a total of nine musical contributions can be experienced in parallel concert areas – including Die Hochstapler, Camille Émaille and Lisa Ullén, Synesthetic4 and the Umlaut Big Band – culminating in a swinging finale that invites the audience to dance on the converted theatre stage of the Festspielhaus.

DEEDS NEWS Jazzfest Berlin 2022 Léa Lanoe
Die Hochstapler © Léa Lanoe

Finally, the Kiezspaziergang on Sunday invites you to discover and stroll, opening the last day of the festival with intimate concerts in a wine shop, a gallery and a bookshop around the Festspielhaus.

You can find musicians’ voices and topics of the festival in essays, interviews and video contributions in our Digital Guide.

All concerts of the Jazzfest Berlin 2022 will be recorded by ARD and Deutschlandradio and broadcast live or delayed.

Accreditation also starts with the publication of the programme today. The launch of the Digital Guide and the start of ticket sales will follow on Wednesday, 21 September, at 14:00.

Festival LINE UP:


SUNDAY, 30.10.2022, 18:00 Uhr

Musho (GB, SE)
Alexander Hawkins, Sofia Jernberg

Alexander Hawkins (GB, SE, US), World Premiere / Premiere
Alexander Hawkins, Sofia Jernberg, Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Gerry Hemingway, Matthew Wright
Pierre Boulez Saal in cooperation with Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin

THURSDAY, 03.11.2022

The Hemphill Stringtet (US), Europa-Premiere
Sam Bardfeld, Curtis Stewart, Tomeka Reid, Stephanie Griffin

Hamid Drake’s Turiya: “Honoring Alice Coltrane”, feat. Naïssam Jalal (US, GB, FR, NO, IT), Berlin premiere
Naïssam Jalal, Sheila Maurice-Grey, Jan Bang, Jamie Saft, Pasquale Mirra, Joshua Abrams, Hamid Drake

Craig Taborn (US, PT), World Premiere / Premiere
Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri, Nick Dunston, Sofia Borges
Ein Auftrag von Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin

The Brother Moves On: „$/He Who Feeds You… Owns You“, feat. Chelsea Carmichael (ZA, GB), Europa-Premiere
Siyabonga Mthembu, Simphiwe Tshabalala, Ayanda Zalekile, Zelizwe Mthembu, Mthunzi Mvubu, Muhammad Dawjee, Chelsea Carmichael

Lumpeks (FR, PL)
Louis Laurain, Pierre Borel, Olga Kozieł, Sébastien Beliah

Mette Rasmussen Trio North (DK, NO, US), Deutschland-Premiere
Mette Rasmussen, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Chris Corsano

Rodrigo Amado’s The Bridge (PT, DE, US, NO), Deutschland-Premiere
Rodrigo Amado, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Gerry Hemingway

FRIDAY, 04.11.2022
Sven-Åke Johansson: “MM Foaming” – Overture for 15 Hand Fire Extinguishers (SE, FR, DE)
Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Michaël Ballue, Sébastien Beliah, Pierre Borel, Antonio Borghini, Benjamin Dousteyssier, Geoffroy Gesser, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Louis Laurain, Pauline Leblond, Gabriel Levasseur, Hannes Lingens, Matthieu Naulleau, Brice Pichard, Romain Vuillemin, Sven-Åke Johansson

Karja / Renard / Wandinger (EE, DE, FR)
Kirke Karja, Ludwig Wandinger, Etienne Renard

Brötzmann / Bekkas / Drake (DE, MA, US)
Peter Brötzmann, Majid Bekkas, Hamid Drake

Playing the Haus

Carl / Grip / Johansson (DE, SE)
Rüdiger Carl, Joel Grip, Sven-Åke Johansson

Die Hochstapler (FR, IT, DE)
Pierre Borel, Louis Laurain, Antonio Borghini, Hannes Lingens

Umlaut Big Band (FR)
Sven-Åke Johansson, Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Antonin-Tri Hoang, Pierre Borel, Geoffroy Gesser, Benjamin Dousteyssier, Brice Pichard, Pauline Leblond, Gabriel Levasseur, Michaël Ballue, Alexis Persigan, Matthieu Naulleau, Romain Vuillemin, Sébastien Beliah, Antonin Gerbal

Shadows of forgotten Ancestors (UA, RO)
Musical storytelling, Deutschland-Premiere
Maryana Golovchenko, Anna Antypova, Kateryna Ziabliuk, George Dumitriu, Olha Chernii

Ullén / Bergman / Lund: „Space“ (KR, SE), Deutschland-Premiere
Lisa Ullén, Elsa Bergman, Anna Lund

Synesthetic 4: „Ahwowha“ (AT)
Vincent Pongracz, Peter Rom, Manuel Mayr, Andreas Lettner

Camille Émaille solo (FR)
Camille Émaille

Silvia Tarozzi & Deborah Walker: „Canti di guerra, di lavoro e d‘amore“ (IT)
Silvia Tarozzi, Deborah Walker

Camille Émaille’s OTTO (FR) Deutschland-Premiere
Gabriel Valtchev, Pol Small, Camille Émaille

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Camille Émaille’s OTTO © Courtesy of the artist

Immanuel Wilkins: „The Seventh Hand“ (US)
Immanuel Wilkins, Micah Thomas, Tyrone Allen, Kweku Sumbry

SATURDAY, 05.11.2022

Blue for a Moment (LU)
Sven-Åke Johansson in einem Filmporträt von Antoine Prum, LU 2017, 82 min, Deutsch mit englischen Untertiteln
Im Anschluss Gespräch mit Sven-Åke Johansson

Asher Gamedze: „Dialectic Soul“ (ZA), Deutschland-Premiere
Asher Gamedze, Thembinkosi Mavimbela, Buddy Wells, Robin Fassie-Kock

KOMПOUSSULĂ (FR, UA, PL, AU, TR, BE, RO) Uraufführung / Premiere
Kateryna Ziabliuk, Samuel Hall, Maryana Golovchenko, Louis Laurain, Pierre Borel, Olga Kozieł, Sébastien Beliah, Sanem Kalfa, Joachim Badenhorst, George Dumitriu
Ein Auftrag von Berliner Festspiele / Jazzfest Berlin

Matana Roberts: „Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis“ (US, CA), Weltpremiere
Matana Roberts, Steve Swell, Hannah Marcus, Nic Caloia, Sam Shalabi, Ryan Sawyer

I AM: „Beyond“ (US), Deutschland-Premiere // Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few: „Cosmic Transitions“ (US)
Isaiah Collier, James Russell Sims, Jeremiah Hunt, Mike King

DEEDS NEWS Jazzfest Berlin 2022 Sonny Dayes
Isaiah Collier © Sonny Dayes

Black Sea Songs (TR, BE, RO)
Sanem Kalfa, Joachim Badenhorst, George Dumitriu

Sun-Mi Hong Quintet: „Third Page: RESONANCE“ (KR, GB, IT)
Alistair Payne, Alessandro Fongaro, Sun-Mi Hong, Nicolo Ricci, Chaerin Im

DEEDS NEWS Jazzfest Berlin 2022 Hosung Joo
Sun-Mi Hong © Hosung Joo

Ban / Surman / Maneri: „Transylvanian Folk Songs“ (GB, US, RO) Deutschland-Premiere
John Surman, Mat Maneri, Lucian Ban

SUNDAY, 06.11.2022

Improvisierte Konzerte mit Musiker*innen aus dem Festivalprogramm in der Nachbarschaft des Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Gurdjieff Ensemble: „Zartir“ (AM) Deutschland-Premiere
Levon Eskenian, Emmanuel Hovhannisyan, Norayr Gapoyan, Armen Ayvazyan, Avag Margaryan, Aram Nikoghosyan, Meri Vardanyan, Davit Avagyan, Vladimir Papikyan, Mesrop Khalatyan

Sven-Åke Johansson: „Stumps“ (SE, FR, DE)
Axel Dörner, Pierre Borel, Simon Sieger, Joel Grip, Sven-Åke Johansson

Jeff Parker: „Forfolks“ (US)
Jeff Parker

Borderlands Trio: „Wandersphere“ (US, CA)
Stephan Crump, Kris Davis, Eric McPherson

Ben LaMar Gay Ensemble: „Open Arms to Open Us“ (US, IT)
Ben LaMar Gay, Edinho Gerber, Matt Davis, Tommaso Moretti

DEEDS NEWS Jazzfest Berlin 2022 Alejandro Ayala-
Ben LaMar Gay © Alejandro Ayala

Gard Nilssen’s Supersonic Orchestra: „If You Listen Carefully the Music is Yours“ (DK, NO, PL, SE)
André Roligheten, Otis Sandsjö, Kjetil Møster, Maciej Obara, Mette Rasmussen, Per “Texas” Johansson, Eirik Hegdal, Signe Emmeluth, Thomas Johansson, Goran Kajfeš, Guro Kvåle, Erik Johannessen, Petter Eldh, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Ole Morten Vågan, Hans Hulbækmo, Håkon Mjåset Johansen, Gard Nilssen, Jørgen Brennhovd

Quartabê: „Lição #2: Dorival“ (BR)
Mariá Portugal, Joana Queiroz, Maria Beraldo, Chicão

Melting Pot (PL, BE, AT, NO, GR), Deutschland-Premiere
Emil Storløkken Åse (Victoria, Oslo), Hanne De Backer (Handelsbeurs, Ghent), Zbigniew Chojnacki (Jazztopad, Wroclaw), Beate Wiesinger (Jazzfestival Saalfelden), Evi Filippou (Jazzfest Berlin)
In Zusammenarbeit mit Jazztopad (Breslau) / Handelsbeurs (Ghent) / Nasjonal Jazzscene Victoria (Oslo) / Internationales Jazzfestival Saalfelden

DEEDS NEWS Fabio Lugaro
Camille Émaille ©Fabio Lugaro

The Jazzfest Berlin is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Neustart Kultur programme. Other sponsors and project partners of the festival are the Pierre Boulez Saal, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Quasimodo, A-Trane, the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin, the Steinway-Haus Berlin and as media partners: Dussmann, Exberliner, Monopol, Wall and Yorck Kinogruppe.Das Jazzfest Berlin ist Mitglied des Europe Jazz Networks und der Initiative Keychange.


Thursday, 3 November. until Sunday, 6 November


Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstraße 24
10719 Berlin-Wilmersdorf

and surrounding venues

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