Jazzfest Berline 2021: Scenes of Now
The South African bassist Herbie Tsoaeli purveys a classic post-bop sound, melding the spirituality of the classic John Coltrane Quartet, South African melodies and gospel cadences, while Aki Takase’s quintet Japanic looks to the player-piano music of American composer Conlon Nancarrow as inspiration.
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.