The festival shows the range of the genre at different locations in Darmstadt on ten festival days right in the new year.
DARMSTADT – Although cultural work is sometimes more than difficult after two years of Corona and in view of multiple uncertainties, eight Darmstadt cultural institutions and initiatives have teamed up again to present a varied program of events with the “dazz” festival right at the beginning of the year to put your feet up.
The 16 events planned so far from January 13th to 22nd at various locations show just how diverse and varied jazz can be lived in Darmstadt. “Especially in times of ongoing crises, a good festival can be a positive social impetus. At the same time, music, especially jazz, takes our minds off things, strengthens our energy to face the hardships of everyday life, and maybe it even mobilizes the strength to withstand the adversities of the global present,” hope Meike Heinigk (Centralstation), Arndt Weidler (Jazzinstitut Darmstadt) and Bernd Breitwieser (cultural center Bessunger Knabenschule), the string pullers of the festival.
Musicians from all over Europe and from Israel, from Finland to Poland to Portugal, from Germany, from Berlin to Plauen and from the Rhine-Main region, from Frankfurt to Seeheim, present themselves. With the film “Die Große Freiheit” (music: Nils Petter Molvaer and Peter Brötzmann) and an “Evening for Sun Ra”, the organizers are setting an example for queerness, the comic reading by the pianist Itay Dvori is aimed in particular at families with children ten years ago and with the pianist Vladyslav Sendecki and the drummer Jürgen Spiegel two heavyweights of the European jazz scene are guests.
The complete program can be found shortly at www.dazz-festvial.de and in the program booklet that will be published at the beginning of December. Private sponsors and companies can support the festival: The “My place at dazz” seat cushion costs 100 euros and secures a personal place at the festival. At the same time, the participating clubs and jazz in Darmstadt are supported. The seat cushion, including a donation receipt, is available from the Bessunger Knabenschule cultural center, the Darmstadt Jazz Institute and the Central Station. You can also get more information there.