Thanks to everybody who made this WINTERJAZZ 2018 become such a success: the amazing musicians, the audience, the staff of the Stadtgarten, our partners at Umleitung and Zimmermanns and especially our sponsors the Sparkasse Köln/Bonn and the Sparkassen Kulturstiftung Rheinland for supporting the media campaign and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen and the Stadt Köln.
+++ The next WINTERJAZZ will happen on January 5th 2019! +++
FREE ENTRY / DOORS OPEN 6.30 pm
The Timetable for WINTERJAZZ 2018:
ONE EVENING – 5 STAGES – 18 CONCERTS
… the brand new trailer has arrived!
The WINTERJAZZ festival has been described as a ‘Jazz-Trial-Marathon’ by the newspaper ZEIT. Now, WINTERJAZZ 2018 returns for its 7th edition with a broad array of styles ‘made in Cologne’ in its line-up.
During this musical highlight at the start of 2018, approx. 50 musicians will perform 18 concerts which reflect the diversity and vitality of the Cologne jazz scene as well as its sheer endless wealth of new projects and working bands. There will again be five stages, all within walking distance from one another. The main concert hall Stadtgarten, together with Studio 672 and the Café-Restaurant, now represent the European Centre for Jazz and Contemporary Music. The adjacent venues Zimmermann’s and Umleitung are the perfect setting for more intimate concerts.
Sax player Angelika Niescier adapted the New York Winter Jazzfest idea and moulded it into a well-established showpiece for jazz hot spot Cologne, known far and wide beyond city limits. Curious, interested or outright jazz-savvy? WINTERFEST 2018 presents a perfect opportunity to dive into the internationally acclaimed Cologne jazz scene just for one evening. Discover and enjoy!
Tobias Weindorf / Gunnar Plümer / Peter Weiss
Rainer Böhm Standard Trio
Leidinger/Gille/Arends „Trio Aurora“
Jarry Singla TENDU
Con Mucho Gusto
Heiner Schmitz’ Organic Underground
Zuzana Leharová Quartett
Christine Corvisier Trio “Reconnaissance”
Jens Böckamp & Vitaliy Zolotov – „favorite songs“