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The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport Announce: Duesseldorf’s 22nd Annual Jazz Rally, June 5-8, 2014

May 20, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Düsseldorf’s 22nd Jazz Rally takes place in the summer this year (instead of late spring as in previous years) and becomes an even hotter ticket for some of the biggest names in jazz and their fans.

During 4 summer days (2014 dates: June 5-8), this cosmopolitan city of about 650,000 people will host about 300,000 jazz lovers from all over the world for 77 concerts by about 500 international artists whose music styles range from pure jazz to funk, soul, blues, and rock.gI_83753_Russ Spiegel Guitar300reduced

Jazz fans can expect the whole city to vibrate with jazz. Not just the sheer number of attendees and musicians – almost 50% of the total population – will turn Düsseldorf’s vibe jazzy and cool and guarantee an intense focus on the various music genres of the festival, but also the city’s amazing ability to be happily taken over by huge festivals and live in new colors for a few days like a chameleon in new surroundings.

One reason for the festival’s success: No matter where you turn in the city’s historic center during the 4 days, you’ll be close to jazz concerts and one or several of the festival’s 30 stages. Another is that there are no borders, as one ticket (called “button”) grants access to all concerts. That’s a good thing, because both quantity and quality of concerts are always extremely high at this event and make choosing difficult. This year’s program by Creative Directors Ali Haurand and Nils Gropp in collaboration with German jazz legend and patron Klaus Doldinger is no exception.

Klaus Doldinger and his band Passport are also headliners, as are US jazz guitarist Russel Spiegel and singer and pianist Rachel Eckroth, Jazz Rally Soul Session, Incognito, Moop Mama, Falk & Sons, Jasmin Tabatabai & David Klein Quartett, and Tom Gaebel & His Orchestra. In addition to established genre stars, the winners of the festival’s Jazz Awards for up-and-coming artists will delight attendees with fresh sounds. Venues include some of the city’s best concert stages and unexpected locations like lobbies and public spaces.

Düsseldorf Jazz Rally is organized by “Destination Düsseldorf,” an association of about 150 local businesses and organizations.

Düsseldorf’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for many of the city’s events throughout 2014, including the Jazz Rally. The package, called “Düsseldorf à la Card,” can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at Prices start at €49 per night per person based on double-occupancy for a 2-3-star hotel in the city center and at €95 per person for a 4-star hotel. The package includes breakfast, one DüsseldorfCard (free public transportation within city limits plus 30 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), and a city information package. Please check the website for current information.

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