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WinterJazz Köln 2018

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!

Leidinger/Gille/Arends „Trio Aurora“
Tobias Weindorf Trio
Nano Brothers
Rainer Böhm Trio
Jarry Singla

Con Mucho Gusto
Heiner Schmitz’ Organic Underground

Christine Corvisier Trio "Reconnaissance"
La Libélula
Zuzana Leharová Quartett


Duo Schamei/Engel
Jens Böckamp & Vitaliy Zolotov - „favorite songs“

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We thank the Sparkassen Kulturstiftung as well as the Sparkasse Köln/Bonn for their support of the media campaign for Winterjazz 2018.

Sat, 06.01.2018
Concert Highlight!


all area
Start 18:30

Free admission

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