Jazzfest 2021: Scenes of Now
The American pedal steel guitarist emerges as a singular bandleader, bringing improvisational rigor to an expansive blend of styles. Her nimble quintet corrals four string players and an agile percussionist in a feast of liquid, contrapuntal melody.
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.