ICP Orchestra // Code Girl // Negro Leo // The Killing Popes

Jazzfest Berlin 2021: Scenes of Now

Amsterdam’s ICP Orchestra, a paragon of European improvised music, is preceded by a special duo performance of Han Bennink and Pat Thomas, while drummer and composer Oli Steidle uses The Killing Popes to refract post-bop, free jazz, noise, and ambient music through post-club soundscape. São Paulo polymath Negro Leo gives a taste of his contemporary take on Brazil’s Tropicália aesthetic, and Mary Halvorson presents the latest album of her song project Code Girl.

Jazzfest Berlin 2021: Scenes of Now

After a digital New York-Berlin edition in the first year of the pandemic, Jazzfest Berlin 2021 traces the paths of improvised music to three more cultural hubs: Cairo, São Paulo and Johannesburg. Together with local partners, the festival team has developed a diverse programme of partly pre-produced, partly live concert formats that showcase the musicality, innovative power and affinity with interdisciplinary experimentation of the respective creative music scenes as well as the specific places they occupy in between a global jazz canon and their own region’s rich musical heritage.

Thursday, November 4
Start: 6 pm
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