The concept

The Jazz-Schmiede is the most important venue for contemporary jazz in the greater Düsseldorf area and has been organising regular jazz concerts continuously since 1995 - at present, over 110 concert evenings with a total of 150 events take place during a season from September to the beginning of June. Since the opening on 29 September 1995, the event chronicle shows [[ event counter]] Concerts with 4466 musicians have taken place.

Centrally located in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, the Jazz-Schmiede's catchment area extends beyond the city limits to the southern Ruhr area, the neighbouring Lower Rhine region and Cologne in the south.

The Jazz-Schmiede is one of the most beautiful live music venues in Düsseldorf. It impresses with an atmosphere somewhere between a classical concert hall and an intimate jazz club and invites you to concentrate on listening in a cosy atmosphere. In addition to the good acoustics and the excellent sound system, the Schmiede's bar also contributes to the good atmosphere. The audience is represented by all age groups.

Event types

Jazz concerts

Usually start at 20:30. Since 1995 regularly featuring regional and national formations/musicians.

Jam Session

Tuesdays at 20:00. A permanent institution at the Jazz-Schmiede: free admission! A changing opener band hosts the evening.

Big Bands

Once a month with regional big bands and other large formation projects.

On Stage - the Jazz-Schmiede stage programme

The series of events for cabaret, chanson, theatre, etc. offers a platform for predominantly local groups and individual artists alongside the Schmiede's jazz programme

New Faces

Since 2007, a platform for young up-and-coming musicians from the region (mainly student formations from the neighbouring music colleges).

globalklang - world music

globalklang is our series for world music, global music cultures and traditional ethnic music.
usually on the 1st Wednesday of the month in the series 'Klangkosmos Weltmusik in NRW' as well as on other selected evenings and in the Hofgarten (see below).

Summer break, jazz and world music in the Hofgarten

From June to the end of August: Season break, supplemented by our concert series ('umsonst & draussen') "Jazz and World Music in the Hofgarten" (last Saturday in July & the first 3 Saturdays in August).

Spot on Jazz Festival

A 3-day festival held every two years in spring, in cooperation between the Robert Schumann Hall and the Jazz-Schmiede: chamber music hall meets jazz club! Next edition: 2019