The Kollegienkirche presents itself this year as an artistic “free space” with the title “House of Impro”. The artists are asked to use this festival location spontaneously. There will be concerts or rehearsals there. The doors of the Kollegienkirche are open to visitors and artists every day from 8 p.m. to midnight.
The Salzburg Marionette Theater will be there for the first time as one of the main venues of the festival. More intimate formats can be heard here, such as “June in October”, the chamber music quartet by Judith Ferstl (October 15, 6:00 pm). The new open-air stage on Residenzplatz will get the audience, which has been freshly tested in Corona times, in motion. El Flecha Negra (October 16, 6:00 pm) will not only heat up the party crowd with irresistible Latino rhythms, but also (supposedly immunonic) jazz freaks.
Local & international jazz greats expected
As you can see after a quick look at the extensive program, the dying year line-up can probably be a line-up of local and international artists. With Ensemble Resonanz, the resident orchestra of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Tina Heine, who has been director of Jazz & TheCity since 2016, has fulfilled a long-standing wish. The ensemble is represented with three projects in Salzburg: a world premiere with Paul Frick (Brandt Brauer Frick, Tangerine Dream), Derya’s Songbook with singer and instrumentalist Derya Yilderim and the opening concert “Mercy Seat” with actor Charly Hübner.
Some of the artists invited to the Jazz & TheCity Festival are involved in creating the program. Band members meet colleagues with whom exciting projects arise on the city’s stages. Such as RAPPORT (October 16, 16:30) – a conglomerate of four different musicians. Or the unusual duo of cellist Lucy Raylton and organist Kit Downes (October 15, 4:00 pm).
With Dylan Bob in the Jazz flat share
The grande dame of Salzburg’s nightlife, Dylan Bob, recently took over the Arthotel Blaue Gans in Getreidegasse. A good dozen musicians, actors and bohemians have moved into the house and, together with the hotel guests, form a jazz flat share. The in-house restaurant becomes a musicians’ canteen, but is open to outside guests. Room performances, a dating agency with Julius Deutschbauer and window concerts in Getreidegasse will be just some of the attractions when Volker Goetze, Alfred Vogel, Almut Kühne, Kalle Kalima and Theo Ceccaldi step into action and Dylan Bob asks the clique to come to the bar.