Jazzfest Berlin 2022 program announced (3-6 November) – London Jazz News

The program for Jazzfest Berlin 2022 is announced and tickets go on sale this morning. The press release begins:

After the two hybrid editions of the festival with digital bridges to New York, Johannesburg, Cairo and São Paulo due to the pandemic, Jazzfest Berlin 2022 returns to the resonant physical space of the here and now, and welcomes more than 150 musicians from around the world for the Haus der Berliner Festspiele and surrounding venues from November 3-6.


British musicians are in a good place. Before the festival itself, a “Kick-Off” evening takes place on October 30, for which Alexander Hawkins received a large order to be performed at the Boulez-Saal. Later there are concerts involving – for example – Chelsea Carmichael, Sheila Maurice-Grey and John Surman (in trio with Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri)


Musho (UK, SE)
Alexander Hawkins sextet (UK, SE, US) World Premiere with Alexander Hawkins, Sofia Jernberg, Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Gerry Hemingway, Matthew Wright – DETAILS

Alexandre Hawkins – © Francesca Patella

The Hemphill Stringtet (USA), European premiere
Turiya by Hamid Drake : “Honoring Alice Coltrane”, feat. Naïssam Jalal (US, UK, FR, NO, IT)
Craig Taborn (Command) (US, PT), World Premiere
The Brother Moves On: “$/He Who Feeds You…Owns You”, feat. Chelsea Carmichael (ZA, UK) European Premiere
Lumpeks (FR, PL)
Trio by Mette Rasmussen North (DK, NO, US), German premiere
Rodrigo Amado’s Bridge (PT, DE, US, NO), German premiere

Sven-Åke Johansson : “MM Schäumend – Opening for 15 hand extinguishers” (SE, FR, DE)
Karja / Fox / Wandinger (EE, DE, FR)
Brötzmann / Bekkas / Drake (DE, MA, USA)
Play Haus
Carl/Grip/Johansson // Die Hochstapler // Umlaut Big Band // Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors // Ullén/Bergman/Lund // Synesthetic4 // Camille Émaille // Tarozzi/Walker // OTTO

Asher Gamedze : “Dialectic Soul” (ZA), German premiere
KOMPOUSSULĂ (FR, UA, PL, AU, TR, BE, RO), World Premiere
Matana Roberts : “Coin Coin Chapter Four: Memphis” (US, CA), World Premiere
I AM : “Beyond” (USA), German premiere // Isaiah Necklace & The Chosen Few: “Cosmic Transitions” (USA)
Black Sea Songs (TR, BE, RO)
Sun Mi Hong Quintet: “Third Page: RESONANCE” (KR, UK, IT)
Ban/Surman/Maneri : “Transylvanian Folk Songs” (UK, US, RO), German premiere

Kiezkonzerte”: improvised concerts at venues in the Festspielhaus district
Gurdjieff set : “Zartir” (AM), German premiere
Sven-Åke Johansson : “Strains” (SE, FR, DE)
Jeff Parker : “Forfolks” (USA)
border trio : “Wandersphere” (USA, California)
Ben LaMar Gay Ensemble: “Open Arms to Open Us” (US, IT)
Supersonic by Gard Nilssen Orchestra: “If you listen carefully, the music is yours” (DK, NO, PL, SE)
Quartabe : “Lição #2 : Dorival” (BR)
Crucible (PL, BE, AT, NO, GR), German premiere
Emil Storlokken Åse (Victoria, Oslo), Hanne DeBacker (Handelsbeurs, Ghent), Zbigniew Chojnacki (Jazztopad, Wroclaw), Beate Wiesinger (Jazzfestival Saalfelden), Evi Filippou (Jazzfest Berlin)

LINK: Jazzfest Berlin website

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