Jazz und Weltmusik im Hofgarten

Sa 03. 08. 2024
Free admission

Jazz and world music for everyone!

Four open-air concerts at the music pavilion between the theatre and Schloss Jägerhof. The traditional series has been running since 1978 and in the 47th year of the format, which is known far beyond the city limits, the name still says it all: the selection of bands once again thrives on the exciting variety between contemporary jazz and musical excursions into exciting musical cultures.

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Leon Plecity Quintet

With his quintet, founded in 2017, guitarist and composer Leon Plecity explores the question of what interests and fascinates him personally about music and pours the answers into melodies, chords and rhythms. The finely crafted pieces find a natural balance between expansive forms, wide arcs and fully composed structures, which are always contrasted by sufficient soloistic freedom and open passages. The sound draws on the large instrumentation: sometimes densely powerful and exuberant, then again reduced, lyrical and fragile.

The result is music that is conceptually rooted in the jazz tradition but at the same time does not shy away from diverse contemporary influences and, as a result of this process, finds an unmistakably modern language.

The Leon Plecity Quintet debuted in 2019 with the album "Otherworld" (JazzHausMusik) and has performed at the Jazzclub Minden of the Jazzschmiede Düsseldorf and the Jazz Nights Langnau in Switzerland. The band is a finalist for the Young German Jazz Award 2019 and played at the Sparda Jazz Awards at the Jazzrally Düsseldorf in 2021

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After many concerts at home and abroad, Tamala (“travellers”) is back to present their second album, Lumba.

On this album, Tamala, just like the bird in the song Picce mi, point to a world where wealth is not fairly distributed, a world where hypocrisy reigns to the detriment of women, children and the vulnerable, where the earth is exhausted.

Musically, Tamala shows its most versatile side here. There’s Mola Sylla’s powerful voice, of course. Not only does he make you gasp until the very last note, but he also surprises you with an astonishing array of self-made instruments. Kora virtuoso Bao Sissoko distinguishes himself not only as a gifted, groove-sensitive soloist, but also as a composer. On violin, the versatile Wouter Vandenabeele adds a contemporary European touch, making Tamala more than the sum of its parts. A fourth musician, Olivier Vander Bauwede, has just joined the project, adding bluesy tones to Tamala’s music with the help of his harmonica.

in co-operation with the Eine Welt Forum Düsseldorf
Supported by the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, sponsored by the Bezirksvertretung Stadtbezirk 01 der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf