Enjoy Jazz has become an integral part of the festival landscape and has established itself worldwide as one of the most important jazz festivals. It is a lively festival that is primarily committed to the pleasure of great performances and the enjoyment of music. Enjoying jazz is the festival's motto - enjoying also means taking time for each artist, so Enjoy Jazz usually hosts only one concert per evening and per city.
Enjoy Jazz, the International Festival for Jazz and Other Styles, presents its 23rd edition this year and will take place from October 01 to November 14, 2021. For six and a half weeks, the festival offers top-class, and extremely diverse events with a focus on jazz, but also adjacent genres such as classical music, pop, rock, hip-hop or electro.
At exclusive venues in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, Enjoy Jazz provides the chance to make unique concert experiences as well as to participate in masterclasses, matinees, symposia, parties and other exciting projects.
More than 20,000 visitors and numerous journalists from the region, Germany and the world come every year to see greats like Archie Shepp, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, David Murray and Herbie Hancock or trend-setting newcomers like Snarky Puppy, Cécile McLorin, Salvant or Apparat. This year once again, the Enjoy Jazz audience can look forward to meeting music legends and young exceptional talents alike.
Enjoy Jazz stands for innovation and openness, i.e. for always keeping an eye on the musical future, for daring to experiment and for being positively inspired. It is the mixture of perfection and pioneering spirit that has won Enjoy Jazz the attention of national and international feature pages as well as radio and television. This makes the festival an event that combines tradition and cosmopolitanism in its own special way. Music experts and Enjoy Jazz's steadily growing regular audience appreciate this very much.