"On his organ - this queen of instruments - Krajenski truly becomes a dazzling magician. Starting with quiet, barely audible, always finely nuanced playing, he escalates from filigree to powerful phases to the point of obsession."


    "This band plays at the highest level, from the phrasing to the sensitive handling of dynamics. The result is music of the highest quality and it is a great pleasure to experience it. The audience at the Jazz Schmiede will experience a wonderful concert evening full of special moments with the Tobias Weindorf Quartet."


    "The band clearly feels at home in the well-filled Düsseldorf Jazz Schmiede and is in a great playing mood."


    "After cheering applause, the encore also becomes a small party with dancing, singing and clapping, more audience participation is not possible. Ana Carla Maza is not only an excellent musician, but also a real entertainer who takes the audience with her and brings Caribbean flair to the German winter."

  • We are delighted to have been awarded the "NRW Venue Programme Award" again this year - and for the 13th time!

    Yesterday evening we were at the Bunker Ulmenwall where Gonca Türkeli-Dehnert, State Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Science, presented the awards. The NRW Venue Programme Prize is awarded for outstanding programmes by venues that are committed to jazz, improvised music and advanced pop/rock music and offer a forum to up-and-coming artists or bands with a regional impact.

    We would like to thank the jury (consisting of the musicians Christina Lux and Ulla Oster, Tim Isfort (moers festival) and Head of the Music Department at the Ministry of Culture and Science Thomas Baerens), the hosts of the evening - Eva Luise Roth from the Landesmusikrat NRW and the team from Bunker Ulmenwall - as well as Luah for the beautiful music at the award ceremony, and the Cultural Office of the City of Düsseldorf for their continuous support of our work to make a place like the Jazz-Schmiede possible!

    Our congratulations also go to all the other 14 award-winning venues: our Düsseldorf colleagues at Zakk, the Loft (Cologne), Klangbücke (Aachen), Loch (Wuppertal), Bandfabrik (Wuppertal), Black Box im Cuba (Münster), Bunker Ulmenwall (Bielefeld), Goldkante (Bochum), Domicil (Dortmund), In Situ Arts Society (Bonn), Jazz Initiative Dinslaken, Jazzkeller Krefeld, King Georg (Cologne) and the venue (Wuppertal).

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    "Programme full of energy and emotion"

    "I've been following the Fuchsthone Orchestra since their first concert in 2019 in the Stadtgarten and I have to say that this concert was the most intense concert experience for me so far. ... Reloaded V is an incredibly captivating, lively and diverse section of this journey. a sound journey that allows our lives, inner world and outer world to emerge and experience anew. "

  • With the new flyer, the Jazz-Schmiede is already entering the new year 2023, and we can't help but say: things will remain exciting in the coming weeks! And by that we mean the music and the concert moments on our stage and not the numerous challenges that the cultural sector is currently facing and will continue to face.

    It is simply wonderful to finally be able to welcome internationally touring ensembles to Düsseldorf again. We remember the impressive concerts by Anna Webber (USA) and Peripheral Vision (CAN) in October and most recently the Ohad Talmor Trio (USA) with their performance of posthumously discovered Ornette Coleman compositions. Next up is Wako, one of the most innovative formations on the current Norwegian scene (more Scandinavian acts will follow in February at our monthly globalklang concert and the big German-Danish double concert evening on 24 February).
    And of course the national scene, for example with Janning Trumann's Large Ensemble - featuring great soloists throughout - or Frederik Köster's Verwandlung, doesn't need to hide behind the international names.

    Also really exciting every time: our young talent concerts in the New Faces series, which in recent years has repeatedly brought the stars of tomorrow to Düsseldorf's stages for the first time (such as in February 2008 with a young Frederik Köster).
    We are therefore delighted that the Sparda-Bank West Foundation for Art, Culture and Social Affairs has extended its commitment to this special format and that we will be able to continue to bring newcomer talent to the Schmiede over the next two years!

    Have fun studying the programme flyer and come along - there's no substitute for a live concert! Our traditional Christmas session, with which we would like to end the year together as usual, is on 17 December. We look forward to a great evening with you!


    "A wonderful evening. It promotes itself through a multitude of aesthetic considerations, refreshingly far removed from the verbal diversionary manoeuvres that some consider to be at the heart of the jazz discourse these days."