This episode is the first part of a mini-series where I focus on the Berlin Jazz Scene.
On the Music Travel Guide podcast, I also share lots of tips and inspirational stories of experts with you. In this episode, join me with a great Jazz performer Toms Rudzinskis.
If you’re a Jazz Lover who loves to discover more about Jazz Clubs or places where to listen to Jazz Music in Berlin, this episode is definitely for you.
As you may have guessed, Berlin is not only Techno Music: lots of musicians, deejays, and performers, from all corners of the world bring any and every genre you could think of. Jazz is one of these.
Berlin has a particular feeling with this kind of music: there are many clubs and lovely places to enjoy with their secrets and particularities. Also, the city seems to have two types of moods: an Eastside mood and a Western one.
The Westside is a sophisticated lady, and the East is more like a Bebop bad boy.
To discover more, check episode #1 The 5 Best Music Bars in Berlin, where I talked about this exciting aspect.
Here are my 5 Must-Visit places to breathe the spirit of Jazz Music in Berlin
02:36 Zig Zag Jazz Club
The Zig Zag Jazz Club is southwest Berlin’s hidden gem. The Club is a popular destination for Berliners away from the busy tourist high streets and offers world-class live music in a modern vintage ambience.
04:31 The Hat Bar
A stylishly-retro bar and jazz club. The Hat hits things out of the park with its combination of fine cocktails and sweet jazz jam sessions with lots of Jazz Musicians worldwide.
I would say an excellent combination of elements worth trying to enjoy.
06:04 Toms Rudzinskis
At this minute, there is the contribution from Toms Rudzinskis.
Tom is one of Baltics’ leading Jazz saxophone players and composers with an innovative and unique sound in his performance and compositions.
In particular, he explains:
- Berlin Jazz Music Scene
- The differences between the performance in Berlin and other European countries
- The relationship with Berlin’s audience
10:29 A-Trane Jazz Club
One of the premier Jazz Clubs in Berlin is part of the Charlottenburg Jazz Scene on the city’s west side.
Every Monday, there’s an excellent free Jam session by Andreas Schmidt, a pianist, composer and teacher at the city’s Jazz Institute.
They have more prominent names and a more comprehensive selection of contemporary jazz, ranging from bebop to Latin, and the clubby atmosphere puts you right into the music.
12:45 B-Flat Jazz Club
The second premier Jazz Club in Berlin.
Here you can hear a variety of musicians: the concept of the Club is that you can come there almost every night of the week and enjoy an excellent Live Jazz Concert.
14:56 Gretchen Club
It is a mix between a Nightclub and a live music venue, absolutely open to any style.
Jazz has a vital role in the music program with lots of great well known, talented musicians from all over the world who represent the Jazz Scene. Here Musical quality of genre and artist is crucial.
LINKS OF #3 Episode The 5 Must Visit Places to enjoy Jazz Music in Berlin with Toms Rudzinskis
- ZIG ZAG WEBSITE: https://www.zigzag-jazzclub.berlin/
- B-FLAT WEBSITE: http://b-flat-berlin.de
- ZIG ZAG JAZZ CLUB WEBSITE: : https://www.zigzag-jazzclub.berlin/
- GRETCHEN CLUB WEBSITE: https://www.gretchen-club.de/
- A-TRANE WEBSITE: https://www.a-trane.de/
- THE HAT BAR WEBSITE: http://thehatbar.de/
- TOMS RUDZINSKIS WEBSITE: http://tomsrudzinskis.com/
- INSTAGRAM TOM RUDZINSKIS: https://www.instagram.com/tomsrudzinskis/
- MATTHEW HALSALL | GRETCHEN: https://www.facebook.com/events/955058624830236
- BERLIN JAZZ GUIDE WEBSITE: http://www.jazz-guide-berlin.de/
- ECHZEITMUSIK WEBSITE: http://www.echtzeitmusik.de/index.php
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