Jazzfest Berlin 2021 Reviewed

Source: London Jazz News.

Supported by enviable federal government funding, Jazzfest Berlin holds to artistic seriousness over populism, while maintaining an accessible roster of well-respected and emerging artists working in jazz-related music. Its online edition last year (REVIEW) was a remarkable transatlantic dialogue between New York and Berlin with four days of electroacoustric performances and audiovisual commissions. In 2021 live audiences returned to the silent green, a former crematorium turned creative crucible, but it kept the live streaming and on-demand availability of the performances and commissioned audiovisual works.