Herbie Hancock and Jamie Cullum scheduled for 2022 at Jazz à Vienne

Note the dates from June 29 to July 13, 2022 in your diaries, the Jazz à Vienne festival is back with a great program.

After having managed to hold its 2021 edition while respecting the restrictions linked to the health crisis, Jazz à Vienne announced last night its return next summer in the format to which it has accustomed us. Since 2018, he has collaborated with the Angoulême International Comic Strip Festival in the creation of his poster. The 41st edition of the jazz festival is no exception to the rule. This year, it’s the female designer Audrey Spiry to whom the task has been entrusted. On the poster for 2022, we observe a vibrating cymbal, a bias of the author who “tries to make her image as sonorous as possible” to use her remarks.

The dialogue between the two festivals is not limited to the creation of the official visual of Jazz à Vienne, but also extends to the co-production of a drawn concert which therefore mixes music and comics, all performed live. The two entities will bring together saxophonists on this occasion Thomas de Pourquery and Laurent Bardainne, Fabrice Martinez as well as the designer Fanny Michaëlis around a piece called “Drôles de Dame”. It will be played on Sunday January 30, 2022 in Angoulême and July 8 in Vienna.

If the festival has in its sights to encourage creation, it also aims to highlight the artists who make us rediscover jazz as well as paying homage to the pillars of this genre. To inaugurate the festivities, on June 27 and 28, a performance by the saxophonist Raphael Imbert the name of “Music is my space”, conceived as a cosmic journey, will be addressed to young audiences. The festival will host during its first week Jamie Cullum, to the many Grammys and gold records, which we can not wait to regain the energy already appreciated during his last visit in 2017, and Nate Smith who will take out his magic wands which should make the stage of the Ancient Theater of Vienne vibrate.

The public will also be entitled to an evening dedicated to soul with Michael Kiwanuka, 34 years old and already many classics and the duo Black Pumas consisting of Adrian Quesada and Eric Burton, and discovered on the American Idol show. The last week of the festival will be invested by big stars such as George Benson and a regular on the stage of the Ancient Theater, The Chameleon Herbie Hancock who broke all the album sales counters, and who will not fail to put stars in their eyes (do you have the ref?). Not to be missed either, Cory Wong, the guitarist influenced by Prince and Dave Koz, Thomas de Pourquery and his Supersonic orchestra, Maceo Parker, Flavia Coelho and the young British collective Nubiyan Twist.

The festival will take place from June 29 to July 13, 2022. Tickets are available on the festival site. The “Full Pass” giving access to the whole festival is € 350, the “Pass 7 evenings” is € 190 and the “Trio Pack” for 3 evenings is available at € 105. Single tickets are also on sale from € 37.

Photo credit: Eva Sanchez

Confirmed artists

Thursday June 30

Jamie Cullum, Nate Smith

Tuesday July 5

Michael Kiwanuka, Black Pumas

Monday July 11

George Benson, Cory Wong

Tuesday July 12

Herbie Hancock, Thomas de Pourquery-Supersonic

Wednesday July 13

Maceo Parker, Flavia Coelho, Nubiyan Twist